Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report


This weekend looks like it will be a great weather weekend. Sunny skies and warm days are on tap so it should be perfect for outdoor activities.

The Trout fishing is entering into early summer conditions. This is a time where a lot of the larger insects of spring are becoming scarce and the Trout are turning their attention to the smaller insects. At this time Sulfur Mayflies are the main staple in the trout's diet and this insect is emerging on all of our local rivers.

Recently rainfall has been scarce. All Upper Delaware Rivers are now at low water conditions and wade access is about unlimited. Our Tailwater rivers the East Branch Delaware and West Branch Delaware are ice cold from reservoir releases. The Freestone rivers are starting to warm up again. Currently the Lower Delaware, Lower East branch and the lower reaches of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc are warm late in the day. The upper reaches of these rivers are still pretty cool and fishing well especially early in the day.

For Dry Fly fishing the best choices are still the Upper East and Upper West branches. Afternoon and evening Sulfur hatches are possible every day. The evening activity is even better as Isonychia, Cahills, BWO'S and Spinners are also on the water.