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
Slip in the water quietly and stalk a rising fish or three. The whole river is too low to float. Stream thermometer time. Stay upriver of Harvard. The lower river is too warm for trout fishing.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, East Branch is currently Good

Water flow: Harvard: 186 cfs; Fishes Eddy: 555 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 66 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Upstream of Harvard

Best access point: All DEC access points

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulfurs Blue wing olives Caddis Stenos

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

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

Dry fly fishing, nymphing. Conditions can put any or all of them as the best method.

7-Day Forecast

Nights and days will be warm. Stick to the river above Harvard, NY. Get the stream thermometers in action.


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