Delaware River, East Branch, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Delaware River, East Branch, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get into dry fly mode and fish early AM for morning spinners, and then late afternoon/evening and hit the afternoons for hatch matching challenges. There isn't enough water to float any kind of water craft in any part of the river. It's a wading game with summer conditions.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, East Branch is currently Just OK

Water flow: Harvard: 197 cfs Fishs Eddy: 340 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 69 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: evening/early morning

Best stretch: Upriver of Harvard

Best access point: All DEC access points

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis Olives Sulfurs Midges Tricos

Fish species: Wild Brown & RainbowTrout

Fishing season: April 1 to October 15 from Downsville to Shinhopple. 4/1 to 11/30 from Shinhopple to Hancock

Nearest airport: Binghamton Airport (BGM), Binghamton, New York

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Delaware River, East Branch Description

The East Branch is a tailwater beginning at Pepacton reservoir and continuing for 27 miles where it joins with the West Branch at the town of Hancock, NY and forms the main stem of the Delaware River. In character this river can be broken into two distinct sections, the upper East Branch and the lower East Branch.

Starting at the reservoir and flowing for 15 miles to its junction with the Beaverkill, ...

Techniques & Tips

Put the sneak on and look for rising fish. No risers? Prospecting with a dropper rig along deep banks can payoff nicely.

7-Day Forecast

Stay upriver of Harvard as water temps from there downriver have been getting too warm Use a stream thermometer. Fairly stable weather has it looking like it will be severe clear most of the week.

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