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Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report

Rainy Days Big Trout!

Yesterday we had another rainy day in the Upper Delaware Region. All of our guests from yesterday now have a good understanding why we always encourage visiting anglers to fish in the rain.

Below is MIke Gartland with a pair of Browns that could not resist our March Brown Cripple pattern. These big boys were 22" and 21" in length.

The steady but light rainfall over the last few days has really improved fishing conditions throughout the system. During our float trips yesterday there was water coming down the mountain everywhere. Below is a shot of one of the waterfalls along the Main Stem Delaware

This falls was about dry before the weekend.

Over the coming days anglers can expect to find mid to high water conditions everywhere except the Upper East Branch which is still pretty low. Currently there are varying levels of turbidity. Anywhere you find several tributaries in an area you will find the turbidity. As always the best action was around the turbidity yesterday.

We are forecast for continuing light rainfall today. We can expect the rivers to stay pretty steady with the current forecast. The rivers should return to crystal clear about 24 hours after the rainfall ends.

If you are planning on fishing in the coming days bring a variety of flies. Currently there is action on Dries, Nymphs and Streamers. The best action is on the surface.

Anglers can expect to find every early season Mayfly on the water at this time. There are also March Browns and Some Sulfurs on the Main Stem. The Tailwaters, Beaverkill and Willowemoc are still mostly Blue Quills, Hendricksons and Caddisflies.

Our guests are doing best with our custom patterns. Over the last week our CDC Knock Down Duns, Mayfly Cripples and Hackle WIng Spinners have been killing it. We have plenty of these patterns in the Fly Shop so stop by before heading to the river.

As always our guides are around every morning before they head out with their guests. If you want first hand information of the where and how to take Upper Delaware Trout stop by.

We still have some openings for the prime May and June dry fly fishing. Give us a call today.

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