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Delaware River, New York - Fishing Report -
August 30, 2020
The West Branch is running a little below normal level. The East Branch is a little
low but okay. The Main stem is near normal. There are a some major hatches
taking place and terrestrial imitations are also working.
Stream Conditions:
West Branch Delaware Stream Conditions

East Branch Delaware Stream Conditions:

Main Stem Delaware River Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
(click the box below to see more detailed weather)

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 353 cfs
Level: 7.95 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 55 (lower end)
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Stilesville NY
Rate: 925 cfs
Level: 6.07 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 62
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Lordville NY
Rate: 156 cfs
Level: 2.55 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 60
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Harvard NY
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
We still think the best strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator
with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult
midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
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.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching.
Great Autumn Brown sedges are hatching.
LIttle Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.

Japanese beetles are working.
Carpenter ants are working.
Sandwich hoppers are working.
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin and Articulated/Non-ariculated streamers , size 6 abd 4
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives: size 18/16 nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Cinnamon Caddis:  size 16/18, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Great Autumn Brown sedges, size 10, pupa and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14
Black Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Japanese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, Brown, size 6/8/10/12
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
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