We’re still waiting for the water temps to climb a bit more before fishing really takes off. The cold nights, releases, and spill are keeping the temperatures low. We had reports of a few- very few upright wings mixed with the stoneflies on the West Branch yesterday. Nothing was eating them.
Streamers fished slow are still your best bet to connect with a fish right now. Hopefully the water warms up over the next week and the bugs really begin to pop.
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniadae sp.
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 Taeniopteryx sp.
|FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:|
|West Branch at Stilesville, NY||2,900 cfs @ 39º|
|West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY||3,430 cfs @ 40º|
|East Branch at Harvard, NY||3,360 cfs @ 39º|
|East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY||5,230 cfs @40º|
|Mainstem at Lordville, NY||10,600 cfs @ 42º
|Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY||1,610 cfs @ N/A|