Delaware River, West Branch


The best technigues to use with these water conditions are to strip streamers slowly do to the colder water temps. Also, nymphing can be productive at times. Since the water is high it is making it difficult to wade so being in a drift boat would help.

Seven-day forecast 

The outlook for the next 7 days looks pretty good. Through out the whole week and into the weekend we see temps into the mid 50's to the mid 60's and without any rain. Hopefully the water will go down within the week and the clearity should continue to get better as the week goes on. With the warmer temps you could possibly see some fishing rising to a few stoneflies and maybe some quill gordons and blue quills but throwing streamers and nymphing are still your best bet in catching fish.

Must Have Flies 
Freshwater Clouser Black 2-4 Buy from
Schultzy's S3 Sculpin black/olive 2-4 Buy from
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer black/olive 4-6 Buy from
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph brown 12-16 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail bown 12-16 Buy from
Elk Wing Caddis black 14-16 Buy from
Report from: West Branch Angler

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