Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report
Anglers who are planning to fish this weekend will still find summer conditions in most of the Upper Delaware region. The best action is still on the east and west branches if you are targeting trout. The recent rainfall and cooler weather have improved conditions on our freestone rivers but not enough to expect good trout fishing yet. The freestones have now put together a string of a few days with cooler water temps. if these conditions are stretched to a week or two fishing will improve rapidly.
The East and West branches have the cold water and decent enough insect hatches at this time. Anglers planning to hit these water should be prepared to fish Dry flies, Nymphs and Streamers. The current insect activity is spotty and you have to take the dry fly action when you find it.
The best action is early in the day with Tricos. This activity is pretty reliable. You can usually count on a few hours of activity each morning. The mid day period has been producing some sporadic surface feeding but not anything reliable. The only exception to that is on the upper West branch which has a decent rise some days. This action however has not been reliable
The late day activity has been decent but the intensity of the feeding activity can be best described as slow and steady. The insects to have at this time include Sulfurs, Olives, Isonychia, Cahills, Tricos, Small