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Old 07-22-2013, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Beaverkill this time of year?

Catskill Flies stream report:

The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- Both rivers remain very low, clear and warm. Yesterday's morning water temp was 67 at 7 a.m. It would be best to leave this river alone until conditions change.

The Beaverkill Angler report:

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

We had some light rain falling around Roscoe this morning, and although it helped make the air temperatures feel nice it was not enough to help the rivers. With a little luck some of the scattered storms predicted for the area will hit us. We are still advising people to stay off the freestones until water levels come up a bit...they heat up quickly right now. NOTE: The Ball's Eddy Access on the WB is now reported to be open.

REMINDER: The Beaverkill River between the bridges at Horton is now closed to fishing until September 1st. This is a thermal refuge for trout. Pay attention to water temperatures as you fish, if they top 70 degrees move on to different water. Mortality increases greatly at high temperatures due to a lack of oxygen in the water, and even though a trout may initially swim away it will often times expire. There is no such thing as catch and release fishing when water temperatures climb into the 70s.
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