Esopus Creek

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

The water temperatures are now finally high enough for consistent hatches and good feeding. The fish are looking up, but are not totally committed to top water feeding. Fishing a tandem rig is the only way to guarantee success right now. Try a small dropper underneath a stimulator dry fly or a smaller nymph tied behind a slightly larger nymph. The smaller fly should be about a foot behind the lead fly. Most fish caught lately were taken on the smaller dropper which was a size #16 Prince Nymph.

Seven-day forecast 

After a few days of above average temperatures we are back to more normal temperatures. The end of the week will be somewhat below normal temperatures with daytime highs only in the middle sixties. This should keep the rivers in great shape and continue the great fishing conditions.

Conditions 
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