Delaware RIver USGS

River Location Last Taken CFS Temp F
Upper East Branch Downsville 08/01/2014 22:30:00 163 N/A
Upper East Branch Harvard 08/01/2014 22:45:00 277 56
Beaverkill Cooks Falls 08/01/2014 22:45:00 269 N/A
East Branch Fishes Eddy 08/01/2014 22:15:00 733 64
West Branch Stillesvile 08/01/2014 22:45:00 609 47
West Branch Hale Eddy 08/01/2014 22:45:00 664 53
West Branch Hancock 08/01/2014 22:30:00 N/A 60
Delaware River Lordville 08/01/2014 21:45:00 1610 62
Delaware River Callicoon 08/01/2014 21:45:00 1620 N/A
Delaware River Montague 08/01/2014 21:45:00 3570 N/A

Delaware River Fishing Report


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  • Ben Sheard River Report For 01-Aug-2014

    Posted on 01-Aug-2014 by Ben Sheard


    Not too much has changed on the rivers over the last week or so and that is a good thing because we've been getting excellent hatches and temps/water levels couldn't be better. We've been getting some great hatches of Sulphurs starting in early afternoon and going 'till dark. Upriver on the West from around Deposit down to our resort there have been some tremendous hatches with too many bugs that will really make for some tough fishing just having to compete with that many naturals. Many big fish will be rising consistently but between every cast you make to any given fish they will have passed up 40 naturals, your work is cut out for you but it can be done. There have been enough bugs down lower on the river to give you dry fly targets throughout the afternoon and evening and the fish will be a bit easier. The Light Cahills in size 14-16 have been good as well and the Isonychia in #10-12 are around and both make great flies to prospect with and blind cast. There is some algae upriver that will have to be dealt with but as you go downriver it becomes less and less of a factor. Wet flies and nymphs have been working great too if you want to go below the surface. There have been some tricos in the morning and we should start to see more and more in the upcoming days and weeks. Enjoy the great river conditions and uncrowded pools. Lotsa' Luck



  • Ben Sheard River Report For 25-Jul-2014

    Posted on 25-Jul-2014 by Ben Sheard


    We did get some rain since the last report, on Tuesday night, and as usual it did fire up the bugs and made for some good streamer water on Wednesday morning but the 1/2 inch didn't do too much damage and the river was very clear by early afternoon. The dirty water is definitely a good thing this time of year and lets us get away with a bit more when on the water. The upper West Branch, say down to Hale Eddy area, had a great Sulphur hatch by all standards yesterday afternoon. It was a hatch you don't see often with too many bugs on the water. And yes, there can be too many bugs on the water and it's pretty tough to get the fish to take yours amongst 100's of others at any given time but the fish were definitely feeding and you just have to concentrate on one fish and put your fly on his nose repeatedly, eventually the fish will make a mistake. Sometimes you can use a bigger fly and show them something different, which is good in theory and works sometimes, but lately they want what they want and that is gonna be a little Sulphur or maybe a dropper below the surface. Downriver on the lower West as well as the upper mainstem the water is great and the fishing is good too but there aren't lots of bugs midday. Blind-casting larger Isonychia and #14 Lt Cahills is productive in the moving water and the evenings are good with the same bugs and some Sulphurs as well. Generally the fish are a bit easier in these areas and that's mainly due to the Sulphur hatch itself and not pressure related. The weather has been awesome so enjoy the weekend trying your skills on the wild trout the Delaware has to offer. They're rarely easy but always rewarding. Lotsa' Luck



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