Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers


Yesterday's rainfall had no effect on our local river. Over the last 24 hours our river have continued to slowly drop in flow rate.

The overcast skies and light rainfall did however contribute to the best emergence of March Browns to date. The Main Stem and the Beaverkill had quite a bit of action with these large insects. The lower East had a sharp increase but the fish welcomed them with only lackluster feeding.

This March Brown action is sure to get better daily and we can expect to see lerger spinner flights by weeks end. This is a yearly highlight as these huge spinners come back in mass right at dark. It does not take long for the trout to recognize the quality of this food source.

Yesterday guide Zach was on the East Branch again. He had Joe C. rigged to blind cast Big March Browns and the action was steady enough to stick with it for the day. They put together a good catch including the 20 incher in the photo above. For the remainder of the spring season prospecting the riffle water will produce action.