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
Streamer fishing and nymphing could be the game, but watch for mid day rising trout in the slow pools.
Fishing Conditions

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

Water flow: Lordville: 16,000 cfs Callicoon: 18,000 cfs

Visibility: 1 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: mid day

Best stretch: the whole river

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:

caddis Baetis

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

Streamer fish. Two handed rodders will have an advantage of covering more water especially since the flow is up there a bit. Too high to wade.

7-Day Forecast

The river is too high to float or wade. Maybe by the weekend it will be slip down to the floatable range but don't bank on it. It won't take much more precip to jump it right back up.


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