Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report

April 21, 2015

River Flow Table

 

Beaverkill - 1760 cfs.

Wilowemoc - 870cfs.

Upper East Branch -330 cfs

Lower East Branch - 1840 cfs.

West Branch - 1280 cfs.

Main Stem  - 4490 cfs.

 

This morning all Upper Delaware Rivers are on the rise from heavy storms that moved through the region overnight. The weather was swift and pretty violent. There was heavy thunder storms which included downpours and heavy hail.

 

You will notice on the table above that most every river has risen significantly except the Upper East.

 

Currently conditions are still good for fising from boat or on foot. For wade anglers the Upper East and Upper West branches have the best wading opportunity at the current flows. These rivers also have the most reliable insect activity at this time.

 

There are Stoneflies, Midges, Smalle Caddis, 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.

 

Over the next few days the river environment may see some additional poor weather. The forecast is for some rainfall, wind and possibly some snow squalls. Overall not much precipitation is expected. This forecast is for at least the next few days.

Anglers planning on fishing should make sure they have some layering garments in case you wind up wherever the nast stuff hits.

 

In past years I have seen this type of forecast go either way. There have been times where the hatch progress pretty much stalls. I also remember times where mayflies have poured from the water in snow squalls and near freezing temperatures. I will keep you posted as to which way this week plays out.

 

We have some openings this coming 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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