Dry Weather Prohibits Fishing in Some Parts of the Hudson Valley
If you're looking to get out for some fishing this weekend, you may want to take this into consideration.
It's no secret that the Hudson Valley has been having a very dry fall. The weather is now effecting fishing regulations. According to a Facebook post from the New York State Department of Conservation, due to the drier conditions the Esopus Creek and its tributary streams are experiencing low water flow.
Because of the very low water flow, the NYS Department of Conservation has prohibited fishing from the "Shandaken Tunnel outlet to a downstream boundary in the Ashokan Reservoir from the mouth of Traver Hollow Stream due east to the old railroad causeway." The post also went into detail that the low water flow it adds an increasing amount of stress on the trout. That additional stress could make it difficult to reproduce the next generation of trout. The ban on fishing will start today November 4th and continue through January 31st, 2017.
Has the dry weather effected your fishing experience in the Hudson Valley? Let us know below or on our Facebook page.