Esopus Creek

Tip of the week 

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 

The cold start to the week will quickly change to summer like temperatures with a few days near eighty degrees. This should really get the hatches going again. There will be a slight cool down as the week ends, but not enough to slow down the feeding. This could be one of the best weeks of the new season.

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