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
The water temperatures have improved, but the recent heavy rains have made the main stream too high to fish. It will take a few days before the stream is once again safe to fish. If you need to wet a line the smaller tributaries will be your best bet. Your other option would be to catch up on your fly tying skills.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Esopus Creek is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 5570 CFS

Visibility: 1 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 41 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

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

Best stretch: Stretch behind the Emerson Resort

Best access point: Public parking on the east end of the Emerson

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Small Black Stoneflies Blue Winged Olives Caddis Blue Quills

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 water temperatures so low right now fish are very sluggish and slow to bite. Most fish will be located near the bottom of deeper pools where the water temperature is more comfortable. You must get your fly down to them if you expect any success. Fish a heavy weighted streamer slowly through this lower water column. Sometimes you might feel a slight take, but you may not hook-up. If this happens try tying on a smaller dropper nymph about a foot behind the streamer to get those short strikers.

7-Day Forecast

The week has started out with heavy rains blowing out most fisheries. The rains were brought in by a strong cold front that will produce heavy winds. Your best chance to fish this week will be towards the end when temperatures moderate and the high waters recede.


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