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Delaware River Fishing
Delaware River New York

Delaware River Fishing

The Delaware River is over 410 miles long and forms in part the boundary between New York and Pennsylvania.  The Delaware River is also the only major undammed river east of the Mississippi River.  The East and West branches of the Delaware River meet at Hancock, N.Y.  From there the river extends about 330 miles till it reaches the mouth of Delaware Bay.  The clear water of the Delaware River provides ideal habitat for a nice variety of fish species and is well known for it's abundent fishing opportunities. 

 

The Delaware River features great fishing for american shad, brown trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, and striped bass.  Perhaps no species is more abundant in the Delaware River than American shad, albeit for a short period of time. Shad migrate all the way upriver and into the upper tributaries to spawn, with the bulk of the fishing activity taking place from late April through mid-June. These fish are frequently caught in 4-6 pound sizes, and they are pursued by both boat and fly-fishermen in popular areas such as; Port Jervis, Sparrowbush, Barryville, Lackawaxen, and Narrowsburg. Although trout are found throughout the Delaware River, the section from Hancock to Callicoon is the prime trout water, with a good population of brown trout and rainbow trout. These are predominantly wild fish, and there is a good chance of catching some in the 15-20 inch range. Rainbow trout are more common and fly-fishing is the preferred method, although other artificials and bait are used. Smallmouth bass are found throughout the river, but good fishing exists in the upper river, and especially south of Callicoon, where the water temps are more favorable. A valid New York fishing license is required for all anglers, age 16 and older, on the Delaware River between NY and PA when fishing from a boat or from either shore.




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