Fishing Season: Open

Delaware River, West Branch - NY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

57

West Branch Angler's Tip of the Week

Nymphing or streamer fishing is a good option until bug activity starts up on the surface. Dry fly fishing is mostly occurring on the cloudier rainy days with BWO's being the main hatch right now. You will see a few Iso's. Light Cahill and a few different kinds of caddis. Make sure you have some spinners in your box too for later in the evening.

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Map of Delaware River, West Branch

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 9/3/21

Mainly nymph fishing during the days right now and on the cloudier days having better dry fly opportunities.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/3/21

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

Current Conditions as of 9/3/21

Mainly nymph fishing during the days right now and on the cloudier days having better dry fly opportunities.

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 18-22
Rosenbauer's CDC Rabbits Foot Emerger BWO 18-22
Sparkle Dun Light Cahill 14-16
Perfect Wing Spinner Rusty 10-22
Woolly Bugger Black 6-8
Rusty Spinner Rust 10-20
Sparkle Dun Iso 10-12
Rosenbauer's CDC Rabbits Foot Emerger Iso 10-12
BWO Usual Olive 18-22
Iso 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

Hatches:

Slate Drakes Lt Cahill Blue Wing Olives Spinners Tan & Charcoal Caddis Fly Ants

Best Time to Fish:

Mid day - Afternoon

Best Stretch:

West Branch

Best Access:

Stilesville, Indian Country