Upper Delaware Fly FIshing Report

HIGH WATER CONDITIONS and the STREAMER BITE!

This morning dawned bright and sunny but with a heavy frost. The crisp cold is expected to depart rapidly as some warm weather is moving in. BY afternoon we are forecast for 60 degrees. The remainder of the week is forecast to be sunny with 70 degree days. This should improve the fishing conditions quickly.

Currently the local rivers are starting to come down a bit. Here are the current slows

EAST BRANCH DELAWARE RIVER AT HARVARD NY 3,910

BEAVER KILL AT COOKS FALLS NY 1,800

EAST BRANCH DELAWARE RIVER AT FISHS EDDY NY 6,110

WEST BRANCH DELAWARE RIVER AT HALE EDDY NY 5,280

DELAWARE RIVER AT LORDVILLE NY 13,700

DELAWARE RIVER AT CALLICOON NY 13,800

For the next few days the system will be best fished with drift boats. At the current flows only experienced river runners should be out there. Wade anglers will find limited access at this time.

There is bank and light wading opportunity along the Willowemoc and Beaverkill. The other rivers will need to come down a bit. If you are heading out use a wading staff and please be careful.