Rain, rain, go away! It seems that just as things start to dry out, the rains come again, along with some snow, sleet and hail this past weekend, raising river levels and making gardening all but impossible. Water levels have been way above the normal flow all during the past week. The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 1260 cubic feet per second on Monday morning, which is well above the average flow of 635 cfs over 104 years of record-keeping. Water temperatures hovered around that ‘magic number’ of 50-degrees Fahrenheit which encourages fly hatches and rising trout,that fly-fishers eagerly await.
As of this past weekend, reports have come in of the beginnings of the Hendrickson hatch on the East and West Branches of the Delaware; as well as a few Hendrickson sightings reported on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc - and fly fishers are starting to have some success!