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Delaware River, New York - Fishing Report -
16, 2018
There is a lot of shelf, bank and slush ice in the water of both branches and the
main stem of the river. We recommend waiting until the water warms a little.
Midges and Winter stoneflies are the only insects hatching. Fish the larva and
pupa of the midges rigged in tandem. Fish the winter stonefly nymphs near the
banks. They crawl out of the water to hatch.
Stream Conditions:
West Branch Delaware Stream Conditions
(currently closed until April)

East Branch Delaware Stream Conditions: (closed above Shinhopple)

Main Stem Delaware River Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow on Thursday and Friday,
otherwise clear for the coming week. Highs will range from 2 to 25 degrees and
lows from -9 to 8 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Level: 7.26 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 45
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Stilesville NY
Rate: xxx cfs (ice in gauge)
Level: 6.31 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 32
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Lordville NY
Rate: 137 cf
Level: 2.41 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 33
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Harvard NY
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges, creams, light greens and reds or blood midges are hatching. Fish the larva and
pupa in tandem. Fish adults when you see them on the surface. Aquatic Worms are
Blue-winged olives are hatching. .
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are great flies to use throughout the season.
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin streamers are good flies to use at this time
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Delaware River, New York
A description of the Delaware River,
Guide to fly fishing the Delaware River,
Delaware River fishing seasons, and
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