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Delaware River, New York - Fishing Report - January 08,
All three branches are still running high, too high to wade safely. Plenty of
hatches are still taking place. Good numbers of trout were being caught by drift
boat and wading anglers before the high water, and in all sections of the river.

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 snow everyday this coming
week but Friday.
Highs will range from 18 to 33 degrees and lows from 8 to 33

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 1490 cfs
Level: 8.82 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 40
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Stilesville NY
Rate: 4720 cfs
Level: 8.55 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 38
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Lordville NY
Rate: 971 cf
Level: 4.36 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 39
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.
Aquatic worms will work good.
Winter stoneflies 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 adultsBrown 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 adult
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
much more