Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers
This weekend is set to be the a great one for DRY FLY fishermen. The big bugs are on the water and the action is pretty reliable from mid afternoon on. The action right around dark has been exceptional!
Higher than normal water continues to be present around the system. The Beaverkill, Willowemoc and Upper East Branch will have wading options at this time. Be careful, Wade shallow and don't make any river crossings at this time. With the large insects you can find plenty of rising fish right along the banks.
The big bugs will be the attraction for the next few days. Green and Brown Drakes are emerging well. March Browns, Sulfurs, Isonychia and Golden Stones are also in the mix. Spinner activity has been heavy. The smaller spinners associated with the sulfurs have been returning in heavy numbers. The huge Coffin fly, March Brown and Brown Drake spinners are on the water as well. In the areas where these huge insects have been coming down intense feeding has occurred.
Last nigh we had 2 times where both of my guests hooked up at the same time. One time we landed the double with a 20" and an 18" Brown in the net at the same time.
The dry fly action is the main attraction but there are other options. We have had great streamer success since the current high water period started. The waters are at a good temperature for the trout to be aggressive. We have had some periods where the action has been red hot. Right now fishing right at daybreak will provide you with a few hours of steady chases. Smaller streamers are best right now. Our smaller Baitfish imitations and our Baxter House Buggers are killing it.
For all of you nymphing folks the water remains a bit high. Under the curreent flows it is pretty difficult to move around and target the correct water types. A few more days and favorable nymphing conditions will return.
WE still have an opening for tomorrow if you want to get out on the water for a float trip. We are also booking dates for teh remainder of June at this time 607-290-4022