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 warm up this week we are seeing a good mix of insects. March Browns, Sulphers, and, Isonychias are all showing up. The March Browns will be the dominate hatch during the day followed by the Sulphers and Isonychias towards evening. Make sure you have all of these patterns in your fly box this week.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Schoharie Creek is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: CFS 367

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 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:

March Browns 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 water temperatures on the rise there will be overlapping hatches going on. The most prominent two will be the March Brown and the Isonychia. How do you decide what pattern to use? The answer is both. My favorite setup for these two patterns is tie a wiggle nymph about a foot under a March Brown dry. Drift the tandem rig as you would any dry fly, but instead of lifting at the end of the drift let it swing downstream. Many strikes will come as the wiggle nymph swings upward.

7-Day Forecast

The week will start with a few rain showers and a little cool down. We will have a few days of low sixties. This should help keep the water temperatures perfect. There will be a slight rebound in temperatures towards the end of the week which will help keep the hatches going.


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