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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

Friday, July 25

Current Stream Flows

RIVER

Today's FLOW RATE in CFS.

Yesterday's Flow / Long Term average.

WATER TEMPERATURE (F)

BEAVERKILL RIVER

427  cfs.

 cfs. / cfs.

 

WILLOWEMOC RIVER

225 cfs.

 cfs. / cfs.

 

WEST BRANCH DELAWARE

721 cfs.

 cfs. / cfs.

 

EAST BRANCH DELAWARE

902 cfs.

  cfs. / cfs.

 

LOWER EAST BRANCH

1510 cfs.

 cfs. / cfs.

 

MAIN STEM DELAWARE

2610 cfs.

  cfs. / cfs.

 

Fishing Quality

RIVER

FISHING QUALITY

WATER QUALITY

BEAVERKILL

Good Fishing

Great Flow for Summer

WILLOWEMOC

Good Fishing

Great Flow for Summer

WEST BRANCH

Good

Good Flow / Ice Cold / Algae in drift

EAST BRANCH (UPPER)

Slow Fishing - Good at dark

High Water / Ice Cold

EAST BRANCH (LOWER)

Slow Fishing - Good at dark

Great Flow for Summer

MAIN STEM DELAWARE

Slow Fishing - Good at dark

Great Flow for Summer

Upper Delaware Region

Daily Fishing Report

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It is hard to believe that it is mid summer and our rivers are as high as they are.  Currently all of our rivers are higher than their historical summer flow rates. The Upper Delaware has also been experiencing much cooler than normal summertime air temperatures. Water temperatures are  in a perfect place for trout fishing throughout the entire river system. This morning the Callicoon gauge on the Main Stem is at 64 degrees.

The Upper East still has a much higher release than normal. This section is high and icy cold.

At this time we can offer both full and half day trips on just about every section of the system.

The forecast for the next week looks good. We may finally string a few days together without rainfall. The next week should give anglers the opportunity to take advantage of the abundant water in our rivers.

In the coming days anglers will find decent fishing just about everywhere. Our water never warmed to any critical point this year so the Trout are still spread out and occupying the same waters that they did in spring. Anglers planning to fish will find the best action in and around the riffles and pocket water. In summer these places are where the insect activity occurs.

I have been very busy with float trips most every day. The fishing is excellent and currently you can take trout with a variety of methods. Over the last few days my guests have had great action on streamer flies and on dry flies late in the day.

The streamer fishing is slowing now that all of our waters are back to being crystal clear. You can still take some big boys on streamers but you have to put your time in and really work the streamers.

We now have our normal summertime hatches. In the mornings there are Trico's about. Recently I have seen excellent amounts of these insects in the air and on the water. The Best action with these tiny insects is on the Upper East and West branches.

Later in the day anglers can find a good mix of both Mayflies and Caddisflies on the water. Anglers should have Olives, Sulfurs, Cahills, Isonychia and spinner patterns. Small Caddisflies and midge patterns will also take fish. Summer is also time for terrestrials. There are lots of ants and beetles about and trout love them.

The best insect diversity is on the Freestone Streams. The Tailwaters have less diversity but very reliable hatches of Olives, Sulfurs and Tricos.

Below are some photos from this weeks trips. My guests have been treated to some of the most exciting fishing of the season this week.

 

Below are a few photos from the floats

This 22" Brown crushed a streamer in about 12" of water.

Below are some other fish from Felix's float trips

I have some openings this week for streamer fishing if you want to see how we consistently catch these large Browns on streamer flies give me a call.

 

Give us a call in the shop at 607-290-4022

above is Frank Passuci with a nice Brown from a recent float

I wanted to let everyone in the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Community know that our dear friend Ralph Graves passed away this week after a long battle with cancer.

We now have some openings for full day and half day float trips.  We are now offering evening hatch float trips which are very popular during the summer months. These trips put you on the water for the best dry fly action of the day. Our evening floats run from 4:30 pm until dark.  Evening floats are available from now until September.

We are also offering trips for Smallmouth Bass on the Main Stem. These trips are a lot of fun and an excellent way to introduce children to river fishing. On our Smallie trips we fish both ultra light spin tackle and fly tackle.   If you would like to get out on the water give us a call in the shop at 607-290-4022

 

Below are a few Pics. of Chris Dunbar who had Great Streamer Fishing on a recent float trip.

Recently guide Rich and I put the boat in for a short streamer float. We both got the rare opportunity to be in the front of the boat for a while.

The fishing was crazy good and big browns crushed our streamers from start to finish. There was a period where it was so good that we had multiple trout chasing our flies at once.

I started the day with a rare double as I had nice browns take both the anchor and teaser fly on the same cast. Below is a shot of the double browns

Overall we easily had more than 30 large trout strike our flies in a 4 mile float. Below are a few more of our fish.  We did not take many photos.

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

We are also currently floating the West Branch and Upper Main Stem on our evening floats. The fishing has been good and every trip we have been taking trout on both nymphs and dry flies.

The West is still getting a decent afternoon hatch of larger sulfurs with some Isonychia, Olives and Caddisflies at times. Before dark the smaller Sulfurs and Spinner activity has been very heavy.

We have been getting some very nice Trout during this late day activity.

Below are some photos from recent trips.

Here are some recent photos. Click photo to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

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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