Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

Surface Action for Smallmouth Bass is hot!

Over the last few days all of our guides have been busy. We have been fishing the East and West branchs for Trout but most of our trips have been focusing on Smallmouth Bass. Over the next few days we have about a dozen smallie floats scheduled and the action is hot! If you have not ever fished the Delaware for these exciting game fish now is the time to plan a trip. The action is almost totally on the surface now.


First the Trout - Over the last few days we have had trips on both the East and West branches. Guide Matt has been on the West daily and I have been on both the East and West. The insect action remains pretty constant and reliable. There are trico's in the mornings and some action if you know where to find them.

There are sulfurs, Olives, and Midges about from mid day onward. The hatch varies in intensity a bit but you should have no problem finding heads to cast to. Towards dark Isonychia, Cahills and some Yellow Drakes have been on the water. It is nice to see the larger bugs but the heavily fished trout on the branches rar