Delaware River, East Branch, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Delaware River, East Branch, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Contact nymphing the riffles with smalll flies. October The season is closed from Shinhopple upriver to protect spawning brown trout.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, East Branch is currently Just OK

Water flow: Harvard: 77 cfs Fishs Eddy: 226 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 59 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: From Shinhopple to the junction with the West Branch

Best access point: All DEC access points

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

caddis olives

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

Nymph the riffles

7-Day Forecast

Sunny and warn for October weather will make nymphing the best choice, but water temps will stay right for caddis & olive hatches, mid to late afternoon spinners, and maybe even a few straggler isonychias on the lower section of the river.

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