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. The hatches have been excellent

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Map of Delaware River, West Branch

Water Flow Data

5-Day Outlook as of 10/3/23

Look for rising fish

Techniques & Tips as of 10/3/23

Dry fly fishing, swinging wets, nymphing, streamers

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
Sparkle Dun Slate Drake 10-14
CDC Mayfly Emerger Slate Drake 10-14
Spent Caddis Tan 16-18
Hackle wing Spinner Rust 12-18
CDC Comparadun Lt Cahill 14-16
Rosenbauer's CDC Rabbits Foot Emerger BWO 18-22
Hackle Wing Spinner Ginger 14-18
Slate Drake Usual Iso 10-12

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 Lt Cahill Slate Drake Tan Caddis Spinners October Caddis

Best Time to Fish:

Mid day - Evening

Best Stretch:

West Branch

Best Access:

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