Catskill Anglers Prep for Sunday's Opener

March 28, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Its a sacred rite for some, the first excuse to dodge domestic duties for others, but there’s no question that plenty of fly fishers have opening day on their minds, particularly in New York’s Catskills. Ken Moran writes about the opener on the Beaverkill, the East and West Branches of the Delaware River, the Willowemoc and the Bushkill in the New York Post. “Although severe flooding in the Western Catskills significantly altered many trout streams last year, at least one fisheries survey conducted after the event on the West Branch of the Delaware indicated that impacts to the trout population may not have been as bad as first feared.”