The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in great shape, thanks to the heavy rain we had over the past week. The cool evening temperatures have helped to keep water temperatures favorable, heading into these last weeks of the trout fishing season.

Fishing should be productive all during the day, especially when the sun is on the water, as well as in the late afternoons and evenings right up until dark. During this time of the year a large streamer, such as a Conehead, Black Leech or Woolly Bugger, will be more visible to the trout, especially  in high or discolored water.

Autumn is a good time to fish with terrestrials such as ants, beetles and hoppers, as well as caddis flies and Isoychias,  Late-season trout fishers may find that streamers, such as the Black Ghost, Mickey Finn, Black Leech and Muddler Minnow might be more effective, especially with the young-of-the-year fingerlings now present in the riffle areas.

Don’t forget that you’ll need to purchase a new fishing license after Sunday, September 30;  as the license year begins on Monday, October 1, and will run through September 30 of 2013.