18, 2011 - West Branch Delaware Report
The West Branch continues
to run very cold all the way down through the junction with the
East Branch. Water temps at 10:30am in the lower West was
51F and never got much more than 60F. We're really hopeful the
consistent 600cfs release continues the rest of the summer. Who
By far the most productive time frame is from 10am-2pm in the
bright sun. Just unreal! Who'da thunk it! Once again, just
like our late-June report there was a large tannish mayfly
that hatched midday which really lit up the fishing. Prior to
the hatch you can drum up fish on Isos. Just work the broken water.
Add a small caddis worm to work a bit lower part of the water
column. Fish were eating them as well. Will say though that these
fish are jacked! They are tuff to keep tight! 55F water will do
that. They are fat too!
In the eve the action was from say 8:15pm to like 9pm. Very
small window with small sulpurs popping here and there. Mid-day
action was definitely more drawn out and lots of fun. Just gotta
put in your time on the water.