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Delaware River, New York - Fishing Report -
October
17, 2019
The East branch, and the main stem are both very high, too high to fish right
now.
The West Branch is near a normal level and in good shape There are
several hatches taking place. Good numbers of trout are being caught by our
customers.
Stream Conditions:
West Branch Delaware Stream Conditions







East Branch Delaware Stream Conditions:






Main Stem Delaware River Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain through Friday, otherwise
clear
. High temps will range from 48 to 62 degrees and lows will range 33 to 40
degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 183 cfs
Level: 7.35 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 548
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Stilesville NY
Rate: 8870 cfs
Level: 10.17 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 49
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Lordville NY
Rate: 1030 cfs
Level: 4.37 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 49
Clarity: stained
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.
Slate Drakes are hatching.

Great Autumn Brown sedges are hatching.
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
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 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spin
Slate Drakes are hatching.
Great Autumn Brown Sedges, size 10, pupa and adults
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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,
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