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 water temperatures are now a little warm to fish for trout during most of the day. Very early morning is the only appropriate time. It would be best to target Smallmouth bass the rest of the day. The lower sections of the Schoharie, near the town of Prattsville, is the best area to target these feisty fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Schoharie Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: CFS 57

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 71 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:

Light Cahills Blue Winged Olives Caddis Isonychia Sulphers

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 temperatures on the rise hatches are now very infrequent. Terrestrials are now becoming much more important. Most fish will lay in wait for this prey much closer to the banks. Your best approach will be by drifting hopper and ant patterns into deep, shady, grassy areas near the banks.

7-Day Forecast

The extreme heat of this past week will end with a strong cold front. This front will bring with it some heavy rain. By the end of the week daytime highs will reach only to the high sixties. This should lower water temperatures and bring back the bite.


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