Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

Weekend Outlook

Mike Gartland with a Big Chrome Bow from under Kellams Bridge.

It looks like we are going to have another unseasonably warm weekend. The forecast is guessing for bright sunshine and air temps back in the low 70's. This is a beautiful forecast to be outside in the mountains. Visiting anglers will find little change in our river conditions. The West Branch and Main Stem have the water due to the heavy release out of Cannonsville Reservoir. This release is to satisy the Montague target down in NJ. The release is sure to remain high and fluctuate until some substantial rainfall occurs.

All of our other rivers are in low water conditions offering anglers unlimited wading opportunity. All of our river have good fishing. The dry fly action is spotty. The nymph action is very good. There is a decent streamer bite in the turbid release on the west branch. The streamer action is best early and late in the day.

Anglers planning to fish should remember that the East Branch above the Shinhopple Bridge is now closed for the season. The West Branch portion that is completely in NY state is also closed now. The remainder of our waters, which is the majority of river miles, remain open.

Our guests have been running the numbers up on the nymphs most every day. The really big bows are eating heavily now in preparation for winter. Our guests have been taking some real slammers.