It will be a warmer than average day today, but things should cool down as the week progresses. We are looking forward to some rain this week but in the mean time the main Delaware River has the best flow and fishing right now. Low water can make fishing challenging at times, but anglers who are willing to adjust have been having some pretty good days.
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|RIVER||FLOW||WATER TEMPERATURE||USGS DATA LINK|
(at Cook's Falls)
|30*||58°*||NO GAUGE AVAILABLE|
(at Hale Eddy)
* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available
TIP OF THE WEEK - If you're looking for dry fly activity hit the mornings or just before dark. Terrestrials or attractors can sometimes pull fish to the top during the day, and we are seeing decent numbers of flying ants about. If you really want to catch fish then nymphing the faster water is your best bet. Long leaders and light tippets can make all the difference in low summer conditions like these.
The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are at low summer levels, so be sure to check water temps on hot/sunny days, and avoid fishing if they top 70. Sulphurs, Midges, Olives, Stoneflies, Tricos, and Caddis have been on the river lately, although rising fish can be sporadic and typically show up just before dark. Try using Beetles and Flying Ants if you want to fish dries during the day.
The East Branch of the Delaware River - The river has some easy wading at this level, but fish can be very spooky so long leaders and light tippets are often needed. Tricos, Midges, Caddis, Sulphurs, and Olives have all been hatching. Beetles and flying ants can be very effective on the Upper East Branch.
The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Both rivers are better off floated at these levels, but do have some limited wading. Sulphurs are the most prevalent hatch on the WB, but you could also see Olives, Isonychia, Caddis, or Midges. Water temps can be an issue on the lower Main Stem.
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