Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report


Above is a nice Brown Trout taken on an ICE PUPA from under some nasty white water.

This weekend anglers will have lots of options for fishing in the Upper Delaware Region. The fishing conditions have improved considerably in all of our rivers, lakes and reservoirs. This change has mostly been brought about by the cooler weather and especially the very cool nights.

The West Branch and the Main Stem Delaware are in the best shape of all our rivers. This is due to the heavy releases from Cannonsville Reservoir to satisfy the Montague, NJ flow target. This morning the release from Cannonsville is at 1257 cfs. which is cooling the Main Stem throughout the entire range of the Trout fishery.

Anglers planning to fish this weekend should find the best action to come on nymph rigs fished in the faster water, riffles and pocket water. This is where the fish spent the summer months and they are still in these locations.

There is dry fly action every day but you have to be in the right place at the right time for blitz like action when Isonychia are emerging. There are also white fly, Cahills, Olives, Cadd