Fishing reports and conditions: 10/6/22 Beautiful late day to be on the water, Autumn is here! Bugs in the air and fish up eating them from 4:20 pm to about 6:30 pm. Placed a couple in the net that ate a Cinnamon caddis emerger and the September Peach "Orange Cahill". See my instagram to see Autumn. Rivers are in good shape Rivers are receding South of Roscoe, Neversink seemed to get most of the rain. Willowemoc and Beaverkill very wadable, East and West branch's good for wading low for floating, Mainstem is in good shape for wading. Today the high will be near 71 degrees, sunny with light and variable winds. Most of the summer birds are now gone, I see a lone Kingfisher out hunting his dinner and the Eagles soar just above my head to find theirs, leaves are not yet dropping to annoy the Angler, we need a good frost. The Summer flowers in front of stores are being replaced by Mum's and the Pumpkin stands are popping up to celebrate the Fall season, Love this time of the year! NYC Reservoir Levels: As Of 10/1/22 Schoharie: 50.0 % Cannonsville: 44.1 % Perpacton: 72.4 % Askokan: 65.6 % Neversink: 72.3% Roundout: 95.4 % Croton: 90.3 % Current: 70.3 % Normal: 77.4 %
October Hatches: Olives - #18/16- #22-26, variety of colors. Tan caddis #18, October caddis, Cahill's, Orange Cahill's, Iso's, Hebe's, midges "October 16 through March 31 2022", Artificial Lure only, Catch and Release in NYS streams. "NO Live Bait"!
October 6, 2022 6:30 AM, , Rivers / Streams Flow Temp Condition Beaverkill 302 52.5 wade Willowemoc 79 50.9 low East Branch – Harvard 145 50.1 wade East Branch – Downsville 80 43.7 low West Branch – Stilesville 131 53.0 low West Branch - Hale Eddy 362 52.8 wade Mainstem – Lordsville 1810 52.7 wade Neversink – Bridgeville 495 53.2 wade Esopus – Coldbrook 551 53.0 wade ** if for some reason there is no current River report, the Host is down once up I will place a report, or throw the computer in the Garbage.
Fly of the Week: Baby Brown Hook: Streamer #6 or 8 Thread: 8/0 Black Body: Yellow thread or floss Rib: gold tinsel Wing: Under, Yellow Marabou Wing: Over Brown Marabou Throat: Orange Calf tail