The Beaverkill still remains at a slightly higher flow than average; and with cool evening temperatures in the 30s and 40s, fishing conditions should be favorable.
With the changing of the seasons and the cooler temperatures of Autumn, small Blue-Winged Olives will become a more important hatch, as well as remaining Isonychias in the afternoons and various caddis flies during the day.
Many fly fishers will find good success fishing with nymphs and wet flies. One successful angler reported catching most of his trout on a Hare’s Ear while on the lower Beaverkill recently. And some Beaverkill regulars like to use streamers during this time of year; streamers can be effective as they imitate minnows and young-of-the-year fish. Some Beaverkill favorites include the Black Ghost, Muddler Minnow and Black Leech, as well as Conehead streamers, which are easier to see in dark or discolored water.
Don't forget the lower Willowemoc, which is sometimes referred to as the ‘sister stream’ of the upper Beaverkill. Favorite stretches to fish can be found from around the hamlet of Livingston Manor and down along Old Route 17 to Roscoe. Check for public fishing signs.