Smallmouth Bass and Walleye

The Fishing

The Delaware River is one of the most productive Smallmouth Bass rivers in the United States. The Delaware boasts huge numbers of healthy smallies that grow fast on the abundant insects and forage fish.

In the area where our guides fish we are lucky to have both huge numbers of fish with a healthy blend of both large and small fish. On average Delaware smallies run around 12" but on every float we encounter fish in the 15" to 18" range. On the river sections where we fish Walleye are also abundant and they are a welcome addition to our daily catch.

 

The best time to target Smallmouth Bass is in the months of July and August.

It is during the summer months that the action is red hot! During this period the catching is guaranteed. Spring and Fall are also excellent times to target smallies. These shoulder seasons typically produce less numbers but the focus at this time is on targeting the larger fish.

The accomodating nature of Smallies is the reason that we always reccommend these float trips as the starting point for young anglers. We introduce lots of children to the sport and we know that an Upper Delaware float trip is an adventure  that will always be remembered.

We offer both fly fishing and light spin tackle trips for Smallmouth Bass. On many trips we will use both techniques.

All of our guides provide the necessary tackle both Spin and Fly. All fies and lures are included in the cost of the trip. Our boats are always stocked with spring water and they are equipped with large coolers for your lunches and snacks.

Guided Fishing for Smallmouth Bass and Walleye

 

July and August

Ultra Light Spin Tackle or Fly Tackle

 

4 Hour Float Trips on the Main Delaware   $325.00 for one or two anglers

Full Day Smallie Trip     $425.00

 

A valid New York State fishing license is required on all guided trips. Children under the age of 16 do not require a license.

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