Fishing Season: Open

Delaware River, West Branch - NY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


West Branch Angler's Tip of the Week

Look for rising fish or a dry dropper

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Map of Delaware River, West Branch

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 8/6/22

Looking for rising fish

Techniques & Tips as of 8/6/22

Dry flies only or dry dropper

Local Species Available Open

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    Browns and Rainbows

West Branch Angler's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Sparkle Dun BWO 18-22
CDC Mayfly Emerger BWO 18-22
CDC Mayfly Emerger Sulphur 18-20
Sparkle Dun Sulphur 18-20
Floating Nymph Brown 10-18
Rusty Spinner Rust 10-18
Sparkle Dun Slate Drake 10-12
CDC Mayfly Emerger Slate Drake 10-12
spent caddis Tan 16-18
Last Chance Cripple Sulphur 18-20

Sparkle Dun

A must-have in every box of trout flies

West Branch Angler's Recommended Gear

Description: About Delaware River, West Branch

The West Branch of the Delaware is widely considered the best wild trout fishery in the East Coast. Cold water released for the Cannonsville Reservoir keeps the water temperatures cold all season. If technical dry-fly fishing is your passion, this is the river for you.

Nearest Airport:

Binghamton Airport (BGM), Binghamton, New York


BWO Sulphurs Spinners Lt Cahill Slate Drakes

Best Time to Fish:

Mid day - Afternoon

Best Stretch:

West Branch

Best Access:

Stilesville, Norboard, Gentlemen's Club, Indian Country, Gamelands, Balls Eddy, Shehawken