The trout rivers in Upper Delaware region are still fishing pretty well for the middle of Summer.
Right now most all of our rivers are at normal summer flows. Currently anglers will find low water conditions in most places and wading access is about unlimited.
There are decent insect hatches and you can find Blue Wing Olives, Sulfurs, Isonychia, Cahills, White Flies,Small Caddisflies and more on the water. There are also a good amount of terrestrial insects that can find their way onto the water at times.
Our top pick for fising location at this time is the West Branch and the Upper Main Stem. This is where the cold water is and where the insects will be the most consistent. I was on the Main Stem again last night and the action was decent late in the day, it was explosive right before dark. Anglers should make sure they stay on the water for as lon as they are able too see. Now is the time to fish a big white fly in the fading light and into darkness.
The Beaverkill, WIllowemoc and Lower East Branch are all at levels where the waters will warm to over 70 degrees late in the day. Anglers should avoid catch and release fishing when these warm conditions exist.
Anglers who want to fish these water should get out early in the day or target the areas well up stream and in the head waters where it is cool.
Our guides have been fishing the WEst and Main Stem most every day and our guests are doing well. If you want to get out for a float trip in the coming days give us a call in the shop today. 607-290-4022