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
Streamers or nymph fishing. Definitely a better boat game at these water levels, but enough of it can be done on foot too. In some places, you could get a game going with a two-handed trout Spey rod.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, Main Stem is currently Good

Water flow: Lordville: 2050 cfs Callicoon: 2600 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Hancock to Callicoon

Best access point: Any

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Watch for baetis and early stones. Word is there are oddball Hendricksons showing here and there, but stay tuned for blue quills to make a showing before the Hendricksons really kick-off.

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

Swinging streamers or wet flies & nymphs. If you see bugs hatching and fish rising make an adjustment :)

7-Day Forecast

Every day should see improvement as the warmer weather will bring water temps up a wee bit. Baetis and stoneflies should get better through the week.


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