Delaware River, Main Stem - Hancock to Callicoon

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Target rising trout. Nymphing the obvious slots works too.

Seven-day forecast 

Hot days & warm nights. Water flows can jump around due to Cannonsville releases fluctuating to meet or maybe not meet the Montague, NJ target flow. Be cool and stick a thermometer in the river/ No Go over 68. When the water temps hit 66 you're not going to see squat for bugs unless some flying ants fall out of the sky

Smallmouth bass fishing is very good at Callicoon & below. Trout fishing that far down river should be left alone until temps downriver fall back in the safe zone, water temps are 70+ that far down river. Early AM might be tempting, but that's the only break the fish get from the warm water, so it's best to leave them be.

Stay tuned...

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Blue Wing Olive Parachute 14,18, 20 Buy from Orvis.com
CDC Sulphur Emerger 16, 18 Buy from Orvis.com
Light Cahill 14 Buy from Orvis.com
CDC Mayfly Emerger olive 18, 20 Buy from Orvis.com
Rusty Spinner 12,14, 16 Buy from Orvis.com
Indicator Spinner - Trico 22 Buy from Orvis.com
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