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
With the water temperatures on the high side you should not be targeting trout right now. The water temperatures are now perfect for the smallmouth bass to feed. The low clear conditions make for ideal top water action. The lower stretches of the Schoharie where deeper pools form will be your best bet. The magic hours will be between 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Schoharie Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: CFS 91

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 72 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early mornings or late 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:

Isonychia Blue Winged Olives Sulphers Caddis

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 in the lower seventies only smallmouth should be targeted right now. The low, clear conditions has made it perfect for top water action. The best patterns lately have been bright frog imitations. Cast your fly above your intended target and twitch it a few times as soon as it hits the surface. Allow it to sit still for a few seconds before giving it a few more twitches. Again let it set still for a few seconds. Most strikes actually occur during the motionless period. Be patient and give it time to happen.

7-Day Forecast

The week will be warm and humid. There will be a chance of thunderstorms most of the week. Carefully monitor the weather because these storms can develop quickly. Try to target only warm water species this week.


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