Esopus Creek

Tip of the week 

The Esopus will be opening for the regular trout season this upcoming Saturday April first. The run off from the heavy snow pack will keep water temperatures very low for the next few weeks. Most fish will be found in the quiet deeper pools where the water temperature is slightly warmer. Feeding will be very slow so if you want to have any chance of getting a bite your fly will have to be presented very close to their mouths. A tip sink line with heavy nymphs or streamers will give you the best shot. Fish your presentation very slow and keep repeating your drift in areas you feel holds fish.

Seven-day forecast 

The week looks to be a struggle between winter and spring with a few days of cold rain mixing with wet snow. There will be a slight warm up towards the end of the week. Opening day on Saturday will be fairly nice with high temperatures near fifty degrees.

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