Schoharie Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Schoharie Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The heavy rains have made the main stream much too high to fish. It will take several days for it to get back to clear and be safe to wade. In a few days the smaller tributaries could be fishable. Most likely your best bet this week is to get some flies tied.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Schoharie Creek is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 9560 CFS

Visibility: 4 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

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

Best stretch: The public fishing area behind the park in Prattsville

Best access point: Public parking area behind the baseball field.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Small Black Stoeflies Blue Winged Olives Caddis Blue Quills

Fish species: Trout and Small Mouth Bass

Fishing season: Season Apri 1 - October 15

Nearest airport: Albany International

Schoharie Creek Description

The Schoharie Creek is located in the heart of the northern Catskills and flows into the Schoharie Reservoir which is hte first link in the chain of the extensive reservoir system that supplies New York City with some of the purest drinking water in the world. Not being a tailwater stream it has all the characteristics of a real, wild, mountain, trout stream. Its gin clear water makes for breath taking beauty ...

Techniques & Tips

With water temperatures as low as they are right now most fish will be located in the lower reaches of the larger pools. You must get your fly to these levels and very near the mouths of these lethargic fish. Large cone head streamers would be a good choice to target these fish. Allow your fly to sink all the way to the bottom before slowly stripping the fly. Allow it to stop occasionally before stripping again. You may experience small strikes, but no hook-up. When this happens try tying on a small nymph about a foot behind the streamer to nail these short strikers.

7-Day Forecast

The heavy rains that started this week have made all streams too high to fish. The heavy rains were brought about by a strong cold front. There will be high winds over the next few days as this front pushes through. The only chance to fish this week may be towards the end as temperatures moderate and the streams recede.


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