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    short report from the catskills

    With the weather looking so good today I decided to give it a go up in the catskills today even after last week's disappointing outing and cold winter feel. I got up there around 11 and by the time I got my boat to the water I already saw lots of stoneflies. I then saw 2 fish rise right off the boat ramp and decided to spend some time right there. Got those 2 fish which were nice 15-16 inch brownies that were fat/healthy after a long winter. I made the mistake of leaving the pool thinking the fish would be on the bugs in other areas, which was not the case. The next 6-7 miles I floated, only 2 pools had fish rising, and they were not as consistent as the fish up top. The wind was non-existent today and seeing stoneflies all over the water and few risers was frustrating knowing that these type of windless days are few and far between and I'd be happy to see another 3-4 days that are this calm all spring. In between risers, I did get a couple real good sized fish to chase a streamer with the intent of hitting it, and both times I had unluckily pulled the fly out of the water right when I saw the fish. Overall, a nice day and a couple fish on dries in march. I'll take it. End of next week and the fish will be eating good in certain stretches.

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    Re: short report from the catskills

    Wow, give it a break already...do we really need your reports?....counted 8 banana boats today with lazy ass fisherman.......probably 1,108 banana boats by mid-April......world class fishing.

    Our fish start to feed and yep, someone in a banana boat is slapping a fly line over their head.

    Nothing but the facts.

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    Re: short report from the catskills

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    Wow, give it a break already...do we really need your reports?....counted 8 banana boats today with lazy ass fisherman.......probably 1,108 banana boats by mid-April......world class fishing.

    Our fish start to feed and yep, someone in a banana boat is slapping a fly line over their head.

    Nothing but the facts.

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    Re: short report from the catskills

    Quote Originally Posted by comparadun View Post
    Wow, give it a break already...do we really need your reports?....counted 8 banana boats today with lazy ass fisherman.......probably 1,108 banana boats by mid-April......world class fishing.

    Our fish start to feed and yep, someone in a banana boat is slapping a fly line over their head.

    Nothing but the facts. Now that I have finished whining I will go back to sucking on my thumb.

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    Re: short report from the catskills

    Quote Originally Posted by comparadun View Post
    Wow, give it a break already...do we really need your reports?....counted 8 banana boats today with lazy ass fisherman.......probably 1,108 banana boats by mid-April......world class fishing.

    Our fish start to feed and yep, someone in a banana boat is slapping a fly line over their head.

    Nothing but the facts.

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    If you had a banana boat, you could stay below buckingham all spring and avoid the crowds that you so despise. Stop fishing the west branch and the upper mainstem if you're so butt hurt about the people, those are the only 2 spots that really get super busy. You could also fish the lower east branch which has no boat ramps and limited private boat access. I thought a local guru like yourself would be crafty enough to plan around the crowds rather than keep going to your same favorite pools and complaining that there is someone in your favorite spot that no one ever used to fish. Guessing what people will be doing and planning around this is just 1 of many factors you need to consider on where the best place to fish is on a given day. I didn't see 1 boat yesterday


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    Re: short report from the catskills

    Listen, there are more banana boats/stinktoons below Buck year after year all the way down to Damascus. Never ends with you lazy ass bananas, drop your anchor, make a 20ft cast, hook and land the fish if lucky, keep it out of water for a minute for your picture so you can post on internet sites and become a big "star".........no wonder our waters get more crowded year after year after year. Then we have the guides/outfitters.....you must to have your head examined to pay $350+ to float a section of river and hook a few fish if your lucky with a bologna sandwich for lunch.....oh.......then throw the tip in there.

    Hey, sure, the upper river and WB is more crowded, but one cannot escape bananas/stinktoons and even others crowding you out downriver. Even when you think you have a nice little stretch to yourself........you look up and you and your father plant your big asses right BELOW me......remember Fly14?.......I thought you knew about river ediquette? When I see someone in a spot, I go elsewhere and find other water. I guess it doesn't really matter....that's the norm these days with the explosion of the half-ass yuppies up here.

    If you did not see another banana boat yesterday then those cigars your smoking are effecting your brain.

    And Maceeeeefly.........you know very little and are the real boob master.........and that's a fact.

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    Re: short report from the catskills

    Still upset about the one time I fished 150 yards below you at the buckingham pool I see. I didn't even know that was you until you said it on here years back and it makes sense since you were the most miserable human being I've ever encountered on stream in all the days I've spent out there. I'm glad I was able to ruin your day(or should I say evening since there were 45 min of daylight left at the time and fish rising everywhere for 3 anglers to cast to) as a 16 year old kid at the time. I'll see you out there the weekend of the 14th, along with all the other fly fishing film tour drifters that will be out in droves that weekend. Make sure to wave as I float on by.


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    Re: short report from the catskills

    Quote Originally Posted by flyI4 View Post
    With the weather looking so good today I decided to give it a go up in the catskills today even after last week's disappointing outing and cold winter feel. I got up there around 11 and by the time I got my boat to the water I already saw lots of stoneflies. I then saw 2 fish rise right off the boat ramp and decided to spend some time right there. Got those 2 fish which were nice 15-16 inch brownies that were fat/healthy after a long winter. I made the mistake of leaving the pool thinking the fish would be on the bugs in other areas, which was not the case. The next 6-7 miles I floated, only 2 pools had fish rising, and they were not as consistent as the fish up top. The wind was non-existent today and seeing stoneflies all over the water and few risers was frustrating knowing that these type of windless days are few and far between and I'd be happy to see another 3-4 days that are this calm all spring. In between risers, I did get a couple real good sized fish to chase a streamer with the intent of hitting it, and both times I had unluckily pulled the fly out of the water right when I saw the fish. Overall, a nice day and a couple fish on dries in march. I'll take it. End of next week and the fish will be eating good in certain stretches.
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    Good report fly14.

    Saturday was sunny and bright so that might have played a role with lack of topwater action.

    Today and tomorrow - overcast and no wind which is better.

    Tomorrow, Monday, from 2:00pm on could be excellent before the cold front comes in.

    BTW, NYC DEP cut Cannonsville's releases in the past 36 hours from 700cfs to 325cfs (now at 463cfs). WB has dropped from 3.5' to current 3.1'. My guess is you'll see it below 3 feet at Hale Eddy by Monday afternoon. Not much water in tribs.

    Beaverkill is running at one third the historical median right now. 2.4 at Cooks Falls or 381cfs. Median is 935cfs.

    I will probably float Long Eddy to Callicoon on Main Stem later this week and report back.

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    Re: short report from the catskills

    Fly14,

    It was 20 yds away from me where you and daddy set up shop.

    And sure I said a few words to you guys that you should have used more common sense when there were hundreds of yards above me all
    the way to the access that you could have fished......but...no.....right below me without even a word said to me as I was there first.


    There were at most 6 to 8 fish working below Buck that day....not fish rising everywhere.......wow again.

    No one ruins my day. Let me repeat, no one ruins my day on the water. I just find it amusing how you yuppies act, or is that react?

    TR does the SAME thing as he crowded me out with his banana boat a few times below Hankins. Oh.......he does not give a crap, like you, and 50% of the banana yahoos.
    Looking forward to TR's bullshit report later this week?

    Fly14, you exaggerate to the max.....I hate to say this about human beings but you are an idiot and an average fisherman. Shame on you youngster. You should stop the cigars.

    I should have known better to waste my precious time here. Yes, facts.

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    Re: short report from the catskills

    no cigars yesterday, so clearly someone else was in violation of your river rules of etiquette again yesterday. No worries, I'll see u out there the 14th buddy


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    Re: short report from the catskills

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    no cigars yesterday, so clearly someone else was in violation of your river rules of etiquette again yesterday. No worries, I'll see u out there the 14th buddy
    JC, make sure you tell your dad he's a yuppie.


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    Re: short report from the catskills

    Thanks for the report JC. I may be up there on the 14th as well. Cdun, I think you have some issues you need to work out. maybe try your hand for starters. Idk how anyone could complain about traffic on the upper d. Its part of the experience/fun this time of year. My advise with you would be to fish elsewhere if you are going to be a crybaby

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