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Welcome to our fishing report page. Below you will find the most comprehensive Fly Fishing report and stream conditions available for the Beaverkill River, Willowemoc River, East Branch of the Delaware, West Branch of the Delaware and Main Stem Delaware River. We only report firsthand information based on the observations of our guide staff. You will never read second hand information on this report. You can also call us in the fly shop for location specific reports daily at 607-290-4022

 

Ken Tutalo's

Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report

Monday, September 22, 2014

Current Stream Flows

RIVER

Today's FLOW RATE in CFS.

Yesterday's Flow / Long Term average.

WATER TEMPERATURE (F)

BEAVERKILL RIVER

65  cfs.

 cfs. / cfs.

Good Water temps

WILLOWEMOC RIVER

52 cfs.

 cfs. / cfs.

Good Water temps

WEST BRANCH DELAWARE

1200 cfs.

 cfs. / cfs.

Good Water temps

EAST BRANCH DELAWARE

103 cfs.

  cfs. / cfs.

 

Good Water temps

LOWER EAST BRANCH

201 cfs.

 cfs. / cfs.

Good Water temps

 

MAIN STEM DELAWARE

1320 cfs.

  cfs. / cfs.

Good Water temps

 

Fishing Quality

RIVER

FISHING QUALITY

WATER QUALITY

BEAVERKILL

Poor Fishing

Very Low Water / Good Water temps

WILLOWEMOC

Poor Fishing

Very Low Water / Good Water temps

WEST BRANCH

Very Good Technical Fishing

Heavy Release /Light Turbidity/ Algae in drift

EAST BRANCH (UPPER)

Good Technical Fishing -

Normal Flow / Ice Cold

EAST BRANCH (LOWER)

Poor Fishing - Good at dark

 Low Water Conditions / Good Water temps

MAIN STEM DELAWARE

Very Good Fishing - Good at dark

Great Flow / Good Water temps

Upper Delaware Region

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Tomorrow starts the first day of fall.  The mountains in the Upper Delaware are already displaying their autumn colors and it is a great time to be outdoors!

The fishing conditions in the Upper Delaware now range from Excellent to pretty poor depending on the river. The areas that we have been floating our guests have had excellent action both with nymphs and dry flies.

Lets start with the poor fishing. At this time the Beaverkill, Willowemoc and Lower East Branch have little water. They are so low that no quality fishing can be had at this time. Water temperatures in these rivers are fine and the trout are not being stressed. As soon as we get enough rainfall to get some flow back into these rivers the fishing should return to pretty good.

Right now there is excellent fishing conditions in the West Branch and Main Stem. Due to the lack of water downriver, heavy releases have been ongoing from Cannonsville reservoir. For several weeks now these rivers have been an oasis in an otherwise dry region. All of my photos below will show about perfect fishing conditions!

Currently there is excellent action to be had on these waters and our guests have been enjoying some of the best action of the season.

Over the last 5 days my guests have been in double digits every day. I have had several days where my guests have had over 2 dozen Trout on nymphs during a full day float.

Below are some photos from the last few days. All of the photos below are this September

There are excellent insect hatches at this time. Just about every day now we are getting a solid emergence of Isonychia Duns. The Trout are keyed in on thes big treats and they do not even need to be on the water to have success fishing them. Blind fishing the riffle water is hot at this time.

There are also Olives, Cahills Sulfurs, Caddisflies and more on the water. Near dark the Caddis activity has been proific. Every night the boat has been covered with these insects and the trout have been feeding well. Below is a shot of my oar covered with Caddis.

The Blue WIng Olive hatch is decent but it is still too warm for it to really kick into full gear. Right now the bigger bugs are still dominant and will remain so until we get a few more frosty nights. As soon as we get that cooler weather the real action with Olives will kick into gear. This is some of my favorite fishing of the year. The hot action usually establishes by early October lasts through mid November or until the waters start to freeze.

Right now we are taking booking for floats during October and November. Give us a call today to discuss this exiting time of the fishing year.

607-290-4022

Below are a few more shots from our trips this September. I also took some cool video clips recently that I will posting on our Facebook page.

Some nice Trout from the 2014 season

 This giant measured just over 24 inches and had a massive 17.5 inch girth.

Here are some recent photos. Click photo to enlarge.

Below is a series of shots that show the eagle taking flight. You can open the photos by clicking on them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaverkill and Willowemoc

 Summertime conditions

 

East Branch

Upper East -

 High and Clearing

 

 Lower East -

High and Clear

Below are photos from this seasons trips

 

 

West Branch

I have been on the West the last few days and the fishing has been good.

My guests have been taking  fish on both nymphs and dry flies.

The nymphing has been excellent but there is a lot of algae in the drift which has to be picked off after every cast or two. Even with this inconvenience the fishing has been good.

The dry fly action has been consistent. There is a decent afternoon hatch most days. Towards dark the activity has been steady. The dorothea sulfurs are emerging in heavy numbers along with Olives, Cahills and Isonychia.

Since the season opened the west has been very busy. Every weekend there has been heavy boat traffic. At this time you will find steady boat traffic and most every popular pool will be full of wade anglers. The game land areas have been especially crowded.

Main Stem 

The Main is high and Turbid

Below is a photo of a Main Stem double for Bill Hardy and Tom Gibson. The action has been so good that 2 Trout hooked at the same time has become a regular occurrence.

Below is a nice photo of Bill Hardys hand with a rainbow behind it.

 

Below is a nice shot from a recent float

Below are a few recent shots.

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