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Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

The Trout in these photos are both from West Branch Float trips this week. The Brown is from Guide Marty and the Rainbow from Guide Matt. Summer Conditions around the System We are now solidly into summertime conditions on all of our local rivers. Water levels are low and our freestone rivers are best fished during the am, hours only. The tailwaters are icy cold and as usual have the most reliable hatches. Right now the fishing is pretty good but you will need to move around quite a bit if your goal if to find steadily rising fish. The Upper East and West branches are where most of the daytime action is. There is insect activity throughout the day but with a few short periods of increased a

Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

WEEKEND OUTLOOK This weekend we are expecting some rainy weather to move into the area for the first time in a while. This is good news for trout fishermen as our rivers could use an infusion of water at this time. If the forecast is correct we should have about perfect conditions for insects to be active all day. Currently Sulfurs are the main staple in the trouts diet. This is the main insect on all of our local waters at this time. There are also lots of other insect species about but none as prolific as the sulfurs. Right now there are 2 distinct hatches of sulfurs. The larger Invaria sulfurs are emerging well during the afternoon hours. This insect emerges best in the icy waters of the

Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill River

Summer is here!. New guided trips for summer are now available! As we head into summer our guides have far more options available for our guest to choose from. Below are a few of the trips that are now available. Call us today for the details and to book your next adventure. Tailwater Nymph Trips- These trips are full day float trips for one angler with Ken or Zach. These trips are all about technique. Anglers will have the opportunity to learn various nymphing techniques. Tight line, indicator, long line, dropper etc. These trips are on the Upper East or Upper West branches. Evening Float trips - We started these floats back in 2000 and they remain super popular. Be on the water at the bes

River Report for 6/20/2018

Fishing around the system is still proving to be good. Waters are warming up on the Beaver Kill and Willow, so you may want to stay high up on those rivers. Fishing on the upper tail waters are fishing well. We have been having guides on the west branch that are catching big fish. Expect to see sulfurs, isos, drakes, olives and caddis throughout the system. Nymph fishing is still doing very well throughout the day. Small trigger nymphs, pheasant tails and ice pupa have been catching fish. Keep your rig short and tight for the low clear waters. With summer upon us we are gearing up to go small mouth fishing on the lower systems. If you enjoy high action with lots of hook ups this is something

Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

the trout above were taken on Coffin Fly patterns during last nights crazy action! Big Bugs and Light Fishing Pressure Currently the fishing in the Upper Delaware remains good.. All of our rivers are at low conditions and are offering unlimited wading. Some of the lower stretches of our freestone rivers are warming up late in the day so you may want to choose an upstream location for evening hatches. After bug week there was an exodus of people from our local waters. On most all of my trips this week my guests and I have had the water to ourselves. Yesterday was no different as we floated a long section of river and only saw 4 or 5 wade anglers all day." With the late spring this year the bi

Fly Fishing Report Catskill and Upper Delaware Rivers

We have been having great reports from anglers and guides on the the Beaver Kill and WIllow in the past few days. Mostly in the middle and upper sections of both rivers. March browns, ISOs, Sulfurs, Drakes are still hatching in certain sections of the rivers. The East Branch is a great wading river at the moment. Anglers should have no problems walking throughout the whole river. The west is both floatable and wadable. There are sulfurs and a few ISOs popping on the lower portions of the west making there way up. Nymph fishing continues to be excellent with double or triple rigs. If you want to get in on the action give us a call. Our guides will get you in on the action. 607-290-4022

Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

Fishing is excellent around the system. Expect to run into Drakes and Coffin in certain areas. March browns, sulfurs, olives and caddis are still hatching as well. We have been having some real sunny days this past week which has made it difficult mid afternoon but we are looking to have some upcoming cloudy days. If you plan on fishing throughout the day, try nymphing the fast waters during the day until you see fish eating on top. Our clients have been doing very very well nymph fishing mid day. IF you plan on fishing the beaver kill/ willow try a march brown parachute with a small pheasant tail dropper off the back. We have reports of this working very well right now. If you want to get i

Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

This past week has been great for our clients and guests! Water temps and levels are at good levels for bugs. We had a bit of a cool weekend air temp wise. We were fortunate to have a few cloudy days which made the fishing excellent. There are a lot of bugs. Green Drakes, Brown Drakes, Isonychia, March Browns and Golden Stones are coming off consistently depending on where you are. Wade fishing is great right now. Lower levels are creating easy wading just about everywhere. Spinner falls/coffins depending on where your at have been hitting the water in waves. Nymph fishing continues to be excellent with the clear water. We are using BH March Browns, Ice Pupas, Pheasant Tails, Trigger nymphs

Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

Photo from a recent float with guide Rich Weekend Outlook This weekend the weather report is finally calling for perfect weather. This weather along with the abundant insects and active fish should make all fishermen happy! Right now the action is exceptional. Anglers have the choice of fishing any method that they enjoy. There is also unlimited wading access to all of our local rivers. The Big Bugs are here. Green Drakes, Brown Drakes, Isonychia, March Browns and Golden Stones are about daily. The Trout are blowing up on these giant insects whenever they are in the drift. The photos below are some action with our great week with Project Healing Waters and Adopt a Soldier. There are also abu

Fly Fishing Report for Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

all of the photos in today's report were taken on our rubber leg stimulator patterns. Big Bugs and Big Trout The very good fly fishing action continues on all of our Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers. At this time wade fishermen have unlimited access to all sections of our beautiful rivers. With the current trend of cooler weather our waters are in a perfect temperature range for both insects and Trout. At this time the Wild Trout that reside in our local waters are active and aggressive. The big bug news over the last 2 days is the swarms of giant Golden Stoneflies. These big bugs have been pouring out of the freestone rivers. The best action is on the Main Stem, Lower East and Beaverkill.

Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

BUG WEEK REPORT Bug week 2018 is here and the fishing is very good. Expect to see Drakes, March Browns, Hendos, ISOs, Sledge Caddis, Olives and a few sulfers. There have been great spinner falls in the evening as well. Our freestone rivers, the Beaver Kill and the Willow are fishing exceptionally well. There have been steady hatches on these rivers throughout the day and fish are eating very well. It's expected stay cool and overcast throughout the week which should set us up for a great week of fishing. Nymph fishing has been doing very well. If you plan on fishing the Beamoc areas try high sticking in shallow pocket waters with a small pheasant tail or ice caddis. Great dry fly action es

Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

One of the many nymph caught rainbow that I netted during yesterday''s float. WEEKEND OUTLOOK The forecast for the next 5 days is for overcast skies and possible showers. Every day the probability of rain is low around 20% - 30% but the gray skies should be good for the Insects and Trout. Over the last few days the action has been great. On my trips we have been nymphing most of the day. The action is so hot that we have been well into double digit catches per person every day. The dry fly action is also hot but the bite is in the last hour of daylight in most places. The tailwaters are the exception with rising fish being possible at any time. The coming weekend should offer visiting angler

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