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
Hunt down rising fish and swing wets while you wait for the hatch to start. Use a stream thermometer as lower water and rising temps can put the water temps over the safe 68 F zone.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, Main Stem is currently Just OK

Water flow: Lordville: 1200 cfs Callicoon: 1650 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 68 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish:

Best stretch: close to Hancock

Best access point: Any

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulfurs Caddis Isonychia Cahills Olives

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

Swing a pair of wet flies while you wait for afternoon hatches to start. Or better yet, go to the upper West or East Branch where the water temps will be much cooler and and healthier for trout fishing.

7-Day Forecast

Above average temps this week will likely put most of the river off limits to trout fishing. Use stream thermometer.


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