Esopus Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Esopus Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
With daytime temperatures on the rise this week your fishing hours will be limited to very early or very late in the evening. Keep your patterns on the small size. Most fish caught this week were on size #16 and #18.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Esopus Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: CFS 319

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 65 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Late mornings or early evenings

Best stretch: Upper Cemetery Pool

Best access point: Public parking area west side of cemetery

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Light Cahills Blue Winged Olives Caddis Isonychias Sulphers

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: April 1 through November 30

Nearest airport: Stewart International

Esopus Creek Description

The Esopus Creek is located in the north eastern Catskills and is one of many tailwater streams that link together the extensive reservoir system which supplies New York City with some of the purest drinking water on the planet.The main source of water comes from the Schoharie Reservoir and the stream travels several miles to flow directly into the Ashocan Reservoir. The flow of water from the Schoharie Reservoir ...

Techniques & Tips

With the abundant sunshine this week most fish will be found in the shady banks. Position yourself outside of these areas and drift your fly from the sunny area to the shady areas. If you get no strikes go smaller. Most fish caught lately were taken with #16 and #18 dry flies.

7-Day Forecast

The extreme heat that we have been experiencing this past week will soon come to a end. A cold front will pass through bringing some heavy rain. By the end of the week we will see daytime temperatures drop to the high sixties. Water temperatures should drop bringing the bite back.


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