Winters Grip

The trout fishing season is getting off to a slow start. Over the last few days the Upper Delaware has had blustery weather with pretty steady snow squalls. Over the last few days probably 5more inches of snow has been added to the mountains surrounding our rivers. Despite the fact that the conditions are tough to fish today, long term this weather is probably good for the river ecosystem.

It looks like a warm may be coming soon. The forecast is calling for temperatures to climb slowly through the week to around 60 degrees for next weekend. This is perfect spring weather and at a perfect time. Next weekend there are lots of activities planned in town. Roscoe will be celebrating, spring and trout fishing and the return of good friends after a long winter. The big event is next Saturday as the Chamber of commerce host the Annual Two Headed Trout banquet at the Rockland House. If you have never attended, start the tradition this year. This great night is full of fun. Door Prizes, Raffles, Auctions and a 5 course dinner. Check out the Roscoe Facebook page for details,

Now the fishing

The action is pretty slow now. The slow snow melt and very cold nights have water temperatures right in the range to produce slow lethargic trout.

The Upper Delaware and Catskill Trout Streams are spring time high. The most fishable / wadable water can currently be found in the Willowemoc, Beaverkill and East Branch. These are all fishable with near normal spring conditions. The West Branch and Main Stem are much higher due to Cannonsville Reservoir spilling over it's dam.