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Fly Fishing the Delaware River (West Branch) in New York

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Delaware River (West Branch) is a fly fishing location in New York . This destination has an elevation of approximately 879 feet. Please view the pinpointed location for Delaware River (West Branch) on the Google Map to the right. If you'd like directions to this destination, please click here for directions (provided via Google Maps).

Delaware River (West Branch) reports

Capt. Joe Demalderis (Joe D) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: August usually means some better water flows as the the water levels in Lake Wallenpaupack drop, which causes Pennsylvania Power & Light to curtail their hydro electric operations and the Delaware River Master calls for steadier releases from Cannonsville to maintain the minimum flows on the main stem. These increased flows generally cool down the entire West Branch opening up additional fishing opportunities. Currently, (7/25) there is a bump in water flow due to some storm activity. The higher water from rain and or releases can make the fish less spooky and a bit easier to approach. If the water is off color they sometimes even get a bit stupid. These conditions can make for some exciting streamer fishing during non-hatch periods. With more fishable water the anglers spread out some and the experience is more enjoyable. The fish spread out too so it becomes important to look in other areas than the same old low water haunts. Sulfers, olives, Cahills, and iso hatches should continue to be on the menu. Trico's are becoming more important in the AM. Before long, flying ants will be on the menu too. Caddis are most always around. (07/25/08)
Lou Guerrieri (islefish) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fishing is good. We took some nice browns both on softhackles and BWO's. (05/22/08)
Mark Malenovsky (mmalenovsky) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: water has been low, fish have been picky (12/30/08)
Capt. Joe Demalderis (Joe D) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Upper Delaware Current Conditions & Forecast The Upper Delaware reservoirs are currently at more than 100% of capacity. Couple that with the remaining snow pack in the higher elevations and the typical spring rains that have yet to come and we should be looking at some normal to above normal river flows for this Spring. The river remained higher than normal all winter due to scheduled water releases form NYC and rain and snow fall. With no anchor ice, it should mean some better than decent bug hatches and a high fish survival rate. The brown trout also had to have had an excellent spawning season with a higher than usual redd survival rate. (12/30/08)
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Delaware River (West Branch) descriptions

Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The West Branch of the Delaware is located in the Catskill Mountains in New York. This river system is one of the best fly fishing destinations in the Northeast. The cold water and prolific hatches create miles of prime wild trout fly fishing. Fly anglers in the East believe that the West Branch can be compared to some of the top trout streams in the West due to the excellent fly fishing and gorgeous wild trout. (08/10/08)
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