This autumn is shaping up to offer us fly fishermen some great opportunity. Our recent weather has been cooler, with daytime highs in the 60s. This is a great time to be outdoors and for us fly fishermen, this is a time of plenty.
Ramblings of a River Guide
For fly fishermen, the month of August is normally a pretty tough time to pursue trout. For those of us who simply can’t wait until the cooler weather returns, we’re lucky to have two top quality tailwater fisheries right in our backyard.
For us fly fishermen the warm summer months are the prime time to pursue the Upper Delaware’s other game fish. Now that the river has warmed up, smallmouth bass rule the lower river.
The first week of June finally arrived. For us fly fishermen, this week has always been known as “Bug Week.” This is about the time every year when the waters of the Upper Delaware turn to bug soup for a while. So far, this year is living up to the name and visiting fly fishermen are very happy.
The month of May is more than half over, and the river conditions on the Big “D” (Delaware) are just getting good. The cold wet weather this spring has had the Delaware running high and cold throughout the early portion of the trout season.
The 2017 trout-fishing has been open for just over a month now. So far, Mother Nature has not been cooperating with us fly fishermen. For much of this time, the Delaware River and its tributaries have been too high for good wading access, and the weather has been caught somewhere between winter and spring.