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
Be in stealth mode. The fish have been extra spooky.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, Main Stem is currently Excellent

Water flow: Lordville 4550 cfs Callicoon 5340 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Hancock to Cochecton

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:

Hendricksons Olives Caddis March Browns

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

It'll stay a floating game, too high to wade. Clouds and showers & T-storms aren't forecast to bring too much rain but with Cannonsville still spilling over it will stay on the high side. As the West Branch release is cut back you'll see the flows on the main drop, but the precip might make up the difference and keep things as is. There have been some March Brownsbut, don't bet on them except well downriver. It wouldn't hurt to have a March Brown emerger pattern or two on your person, just sayin'.

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