This morning all Upper Delaware rivers are again faced with another round of hot weather driving water temperatures up.
The best option for Trout anglers at this time is to target the headwaters of our freestone rivers or to fish the uppermost sections of the East and West Branches.
Just about everywhere else is near or above 70 degrees this morning. This condition will probably be temporary as the weather forecast has some rain in it and air temperatures are expected to drop a bit.
Once we get some rainfall we should quickly return to decent fishing conditions. The nice trout below was taken with a dry fly on a recent float trip
River Flow Table
Wilowemoc - 400 cfs.
Upper East Branch -219 cfs
Lower East Branch -824 cfs.
West Branch - 427 cfs.
Main Stem -1570 cfs.
Our fly shop is now open daily. We are fully stocked with the essentials and the best local fly patterns in the area. If you are planning to fish and want to get the scoop on what's happening on all area rivers, stop in. Our guides will be in and around the shop from 8:30 am until they leave for their trips. You can pick their brains on the latest hatches, techniques and locations. Our staff will be available to you on a daily basis from now through the end of June
Currently there are Cornuta Olives Green Drakes, Brown Drakes, Isonychia, March Browns, Sulfurs, Stoneflies, Caddisflies and more emerging from all Upper Delaware Rivers. There is good spinner activity most nights. Anglers should now target the areas around the faster riffles and pocket water. Most of the insects that are emerging now are fast water dwellers and all of the late day spinner activity will happen in these same areas.
Today's Upper Delaware Fly Selection- Cornuta Olives, Green Drake Cripples, Baxter House Coffin Fly, Kens Coffin fly, Hackle Wing March Brown Spinner, Hackle WIng Rusty Spinners, March Browns, Sulfurs, Blue Quill CDC Duns, Elk Over CDC Caddis, X Caddis, Peacock Klinkhammers BH Copper Johns, BH Pheasant Tails, Ice Caddis, KT Pupas, BH Stoneflies, Flash Back Pheasant Tails, Cased Caddis Small Zonkers, BH Wooly Buggers , Sculpins, Bottom Wigglers, Muddlers, Small Atriculated FliesStreamers of 3" or less will be most effective at this time.
We are now taking reservations for Guided Smallmout Bass and Evening Hatch Trout trips for the months of July and August. Give the fly shop a call today for details! 607-290-4022