LIFR Fishing Reports
This page is for members to learn where the fish might be biting. It's not for members photos of fish, send those to our Instagram page!
The Mission of The Long Island Flyrodders Club :
To stimulate interest in fly fishing as a major sport;
To improve our skills as fly fishers;
To enjoy the fellowship of other fly fishers;
To exchange techniques and ideas;
To encourage our youth in the love of this great recreation, and
To encourage conservation and preservation of our waterways.
11/13/23 We got a photo from a club member showing a huge steelhead he landed at Pulaski. Steelhead fishing so far has been hit or mis for club members. Connetquot river is back to it's old self with fish eager to bite just about anything you can throw at them. We saw a few of the West Point Cadets eyes bulge out when they saw the size of some of the fish they were catching on their annual trip to the park. On the saltwater front members who fish the south shore are finding fish, the north shore is starting to slow down.
12/30/23 It seems like there's a rain every weekend that floods the rivers for the week ahead. The East Branch Croton and the Mianus river have been fishable but with this crazy weather, it's a slow pick. Connetquot is usually feast or famine; if you can figure out what they want and how they want it, you can have a good day.
1/28/24 A couple of Flyrodders went up to the Croton river expecting high water, and they weren't disappointed. They were able to find some fishable water but somebody forgot to tell the fish. The Connetquot river has been fishing surprisingly well considering the weather we've been having. Zonker strips seem to rule the day, but some members have even caught a few on dries!
2/13/24 A member reported seeing the beginnings of a stonefly hatch at the Mianus river and caught a nice trout on a dry. Another member was there recently and found the water levels close to normal and managed to land a few trout, while euro-nymphing with a large sulfur perdigon.