Fishing Season: Open

Delaware River, West Branch - NY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

57

West Branch Angler's Tip of the Week

Nyphing or streamer fishing is a good option until bug activity starts up on the surface. Dry fly fishing is mostly occurring in the evenings or up river in Deposit, however cloudier days can induce earlier surface activity.

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Map of Delaware River, West Branch

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Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 7/23/21

Having decent dry fly fishing up river in Deposit during the day and seeing sulphurs and spinner in the evening. On the cloudier days you may see some BWO's coming off

Techniques & Tips as of 7/23/21

Nymphing, swinging streamers, look for rising fish during the evenings.

Current Conditions as of 7/23/21

Having decent dry fly fishing up river in Deposit during the day and seeing sulphurs and spinner in the evening. On the cloudier days you may see some BWO's coming off

Local Species Available Open

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    Trout

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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 18-20
Rosenbauer's CDC Rabbits Foot Emerger Sulphurs 14-16
Sparkle Dun Sulphurs 14-16
Perfect Wing Spinner Ginger 16-18
Woolly Bugger Black 6-8
Rusty Spinner Rust 16-18
CDC Mayfly Emerger Olive 18-20
Rosenbauer's CDC Rabbits Foot Emerger Sulphurs 14-16
BWO Olive 18-20
Sulphur Usual Sulphur 16-18

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

Hatches:

Sulphurs Slate Drakes Lt Cahill Blue Wing Olives Spinners

Best Time to Fish:

Mid day - Afternoon

Best Stretch:

West Branch

Best Access:

Stilesville, Indian Country