Delaware River, Main Stem - Hancock to Callicoon, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Delaware River, Main Stem - Hancock to Callicoon, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Thank you for checking in with us through the season. For all intents and purposes the season is ended until Spring. It's still legal to fish through the year but water temps and access don't make it all too feasible.
Fishing Conditions

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

Water flow: Lordville: 972 cfs Callicoon: 1040 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: close to Hancock

Best access point: Any

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Blue wing olives Isonychia/Slate drakes Caddis (early and late)

Fish species: Rainbow & Brown Trout, Smallmouth bass

Fishing season: Year round catch and release

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

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Nymphing when it happens, otherwise hit some other water for pike, musky, redfish, bonefish, tarpon, sailfish and others.

7-Day Forecast

Windows of opportunity can open through some winters, but don't hold your breath waiting for it to happen. This is going to stay like this until spring, say early April when we'll start posting updates again.


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