Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report
HOLIDAY WEEKEND REPORT
Happy Independence Day to all!
All Upper Delaware Rivers are high and cold at this time.
Right now we are having about the best fishing of the season! I have been out every day and recently the action has been pretty fast and furious.
Yesterday was another incredible day of streamer fishing. Baxter House had several boats on the water and it was non stop action.
We have several opening for float trips this weekend and next week. Give us a call today at 607-290-4022
Over the last week my guests have also had some of the most frenzied dry fly fishing of the year. Isonychia have been pouring from the rivers and the dry fly action has been lasting for several hours each day. Over this time period we have put some real big trout in the net! As soon as the water drops a bit this hot dry fly action should pick back up.
Current River Flow Table
Beaverkill 705 cfs.
Wilowemoc - 502cfs.
Upper East Branch -1270 cfs
Lower East Branch -2290 cfs.
West Branch - 2970 cfs.
Main Stem -7280 cfs.
Currently there are Yellow Drakes, Cornuta Olives Green Drakes, Brown Drakes, Isonychia, Steno's, 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.
The Sulfurs and Olives are now the Main Staple in the Trout's diet. The larger insects are only on the water at times and rarely in large numbers
Today's Upper Delaware Fly Selection- Cornuta Olives,Olive Knock Down Duns, Sulfur Knock Down Duns, Baxter House Hackle Wing Spinners, Iso Spinner, Hackle WIng Rusty Spinners, Sulfurs,Sulfur Cripples, 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 Articulated Flies, Streamers of 3" or less will be most effective at this time.
The Smallmouth Bass action is now heating up in the Main Stem Delaware. We have been taking some nice Bass recently. Most of the larger bass have come on Woolly Buggers and small Atriculated Sculpin type patterns. We are now booking both full and half day floats for Smallies. The nice smallie took a 4" woolly buggers fished in a slow eddy.
We are now taking reservations for Guided Smallmout Bass and Evening Hatch Trout trips. The Bass trips are full or half day. This year we are also offering evening smallie trips that will focus on taking smallies on the DRY FLY and on POPPERS.
The Trout trips are are still full or half day. Our half day trips are at dawn which is a combo of Streamer and Dry Fly or in the evening which is one of our most popular trips. Our guides have been doing these evening trips for over 15 years. They are experts at choosing the best sections of river on any given day. These trips put you on the water from 5:00pm until dark and offer you the best dry fly action of the day. Give us a call today to book your next fishing adventure at 607-290-4022
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