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
Fish for smallmouth bass in the very downriver section of the river. Watch peak temps in the very upper river. They could stay below 68 around the clock getting the river back on line for trout fishing, though it would e just in the upper miles where the effect of the cold water releases in the West Branch has an impact.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, Main Stem is currently Good

Water flow: Lordville: 1080 cfs Callicoon: 1170 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 68 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish:

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:

Isonychia Cahills Tricos caddis olives hebes

Fish species: Rainbow & Brown Trout, Smallmouth bass

Fishing season: Year round catch and release

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

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

Dry flies, nymphing and swing wet flies. It's all good right now. Streamers and bass bugs/poppers for smallmouth.

7-Day Forecast

No too shabby.A cold front moves in Thursday night and that could bring the upper main stem back into the safe trout fishing zone. Use a stream thermometer and keep it under 68. Downriver smallmouth fishing should stay good.


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