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Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report

River Flow Table

Beaverkill - 1500 cfs.

Wilowemoc - 790 cfs.

Upper East Branch -395 cfs

Lower East Branch - 1980 cfs.

West Branch - 485 cfs.

Main Stem - 3940 cfs.

This weeks bright sun and warm days has done a lot for our local river conditions. The East and West branches are in excellent condition. They are both wadable, clear and the fishing is getting better daily.

Yesterday We had another real nice day on the water. At this time the Trout are active and anglers can expect to take fish on Streamers, Nymphs and Dry Flies. On yesterday's float I had Jerry Labowitz out for his first float of 2015. We did a lot of streamer and nymph fishing during our float. Below is a nice brown which took a streamer fished slowly in one of the deeper pools.

Jerry L April 15.jpg

Today it is raining lightly. It is forecast to remain overcast with periods of very light rain. The current forecast if correct will not change the river conditions. Tomorrow we should return to clear weather.

The Beaverkill, Willoemoc, Lower East and Main Stem are still showing the influence of snow melt. All are still high, ice cold and with light turbidity around some tributaries. They are however falling more quickly and by tomorrow there should be plenty of fishable water.

The tailwaters are still your best bet at this time.

Both the East and West Branches have about unlimited wading opportunity at the current evels

There are Stoneflies, Midges, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons on the water. None of these are super heavy yet but you can always see some insect life on the waters surface. Hendricksone and Apple Caddis should start to show up soon. Yesterday there was continued sporadic surface feeding and late in the day some steady risers could be found.

Anglers need to remember that over the winter the East and West branches had releases under 100cfs. and most of these rivers were frozen. ALthough the river are ban full and look great most all of the water will be void of Trout. You have to look at the river and only fish the areas that would have had deep water at 100 cfs. Until we start getting heavy hatches of mayflies the fish will have no real motivation to spread out from their winter holes.

This week the Beaverkill and WIllowemoc received their first stocking of Trout from the satee of NY. Anglers fishng this weekend should find some eager to eat fish..

We have some openings this weekend for float trips. Currently we are doing a mix of streamer, nymph and dry fly fishing. If you would like to get out give us a call in the fly shop. 607-290-4022

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