Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers
This weekend should offer us fly fishermen some good opportunity to chase Trout again. The recent heavy rainfall has all of our rivers still running at much higher than normal summer flows. The rain that cam through was also accompanied by much cooler night time temperatures which have all of our rivers running cooler than what is normal for the last week of July. Currently all of our trout rivers are having water temperatures in the low 60's.
The higher, cooler water has been a great break from the heat for our wild trout population. Currently there is an increased amount of activity with feeding trout in most areas of the system. The same conditions that are currently improving the Trout game are greatly slowing the activity of our other summer game fish. The Smallmouth Bass action has slowed down quickly and the hot popper activity is now challenging....
First the trout -
There are options in all of our rivers now for chasing trout. The conditions are good and they should remain good through the weekend. We are not forecast to get back to 80 degree air temps. until Tuesday. Our guides have been on the water throughout the recent high water and can report both a good streamer bite and increased surface activity.