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Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers


This morning the SUN is out and the forecast is predicting several days of sunshine in a row.

This should make for more comfortable days on the river.

Today and for the next few days anglers can expect to find very high water and varying turbidity around the river system. The next few days will also be days in which wade anglers may find themselves looking for options.

For those in this boat we are recommending the option of fishing some of our local high mountain ponds for Brook Trout. These are about the only waters that are not blown out by the recent heavy rainfall. Some options include Alder Lake, Trout Pond, Mud Pond, Crystal Lake etc.

For those of us who fish from drift boats the Upper Delaware just became a world full of options again. Every bit of the system is fishable and the timing is perfect to allow us to fish areas that are due for the BIG BUG hatches. In the coming week the Tailwaters should see the heavy emergence of Green and Brown Drakes during a high water period. This does not happen often but when it does it is amazing.

The streamer bite is also good. We had several boats out in the really heavy water yesterday and the results varied. Most everybody got fish or had fish on. My guys did pretty good in the muddy water. Our highlight was landing a big fish that I am pretty sure is the same one that has been defending a prime lie all season. I have had a dozen guests get him to chase including several hookups. Yesterday was the day where we finally put him in the net. A big football shaped Brown 22" long with a 14" girth. Probably right around a 6 pound fish.

There were also a few fish rising late in the day but the water was really moving a bit too fast for any real surface activity. I expect to see both the streamer bite and the dry fly action pick up quickly as the flows drop.

We have some openings available in the coming days if you want to get out for a float trip. Give us a call 607-290-4022

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