Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers
The last week brought the Upper Delaware some unpredictable weather. Small cold fronts passed through the region most every day bringing us fast passing but heavy thunder storms.
This weather has changed the river conditions but there is a pretty big difference from section to section. The most stable and predictable at this time is the Main Stem. It has been on the rise and much higher than last week. This will continue as long as the storms persist simply because all water here goes to the Main Delaware. The water temperatures have dropped a bit which is a good change for the lower river.
The Beamoc Water and the Upper East and West are where the flows have been swinging. They have been rising quickly and falling quickly right along the storm paths. Areas where rain has been locally heavy have had turbidity which clears up in about 24 hours or less. Overall temperatures have dropped but anglers should always check the water temperature before fishing the freestone rivers in July and August.
There have been several days recently where I have stayed dry while watching heavy rain upstream There have also been times where I have been on the wet end of the same situation. It is always a good idea to have a light rain jacket during summer in the