Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware River and Catskill Streams


It's starting to feel like fall in the mountains. The overnight temperatures have been in the low 40's and our mountains are already showing some color change. Our weather forecast is calling for a slight warming trend and beautiful weather through the weekend. Now is a great time to plan a trip to the mountains!

We are still in a long period without any substantial rainfall in our region. This dry spell has many of our local rivers at very low levels. The rivers most effected by the lack of rain are the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Lower East Branch and the many tributaries that feed these rivers. At this time there is not much flow on these rivers and we are not recommending that anglers fish these water.

There is great fishing however in the Upper East branch, Upper West branch and in the Main Delaware River. The Upper East is always cold from the releases from Pepacton. There are lots of deep pools and structure so the wild trout here have plenty of room.