Delaware River, Main Stem - Hancock to Callicoon, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Delaware River, Main Stem, NY
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Delaware River, Main Stem - Hancock to Callicoon, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Do not fish for trout until the maximum water temperatures are in the mid 60's for several days in a row. Go at least 25 miles downriver from Hancock, NY and fish for smallmouth bass or go all the way to the coast and fish for fluke.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, Main Stem is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Water flow: Lordville 1040 cfs Callicoon 1010 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: AM

Best stretch:

Best access point: Any of the public access areas, though the driveway to Bard Parker has been still clogged with ice.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Cahills Olives Caddis Isonychia

Fish species: Rainbow & Brown Trout, Smallmouth bass

Fishing season: Year round catch and release

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

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Delaware River, Main Stem Description

The Main Stem of the Delaware begins in the Village of Hancock where the West and East Branches meet and forms the border between New York and Pennsylvania. This is a big river. Its pools are long and deep fed by long, gentle riffles. This river is best known for its hard fighting rainbow trout. In recent years there’s been an increase in the number of brown trout with many exceeding twenty inches in length. ...

Techniques & Tips

Prospect the seams and banks with a dropper rig until a hatch starts, then target rising fish.

7-Day Forecast

Continued warm water looks like the order of the week. Some rain bombs in the area the next couple of days could juice the river up some, but it will be warm water. The couple of mid week days that are forecast to be cooler won't do much, if anything. Warm weather is forecast to be back in by the weekend.

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