Blue Stream Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing Report for:

Delaware River - Lordville - New York

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Afternoon #20-28 Griffith's Gnat, Midge Larva, Midge Pupa
February Midges, Black Stoneflies Afternoon #16-20, #14-18 Zebra Midge, Black Beauty, Black Stimulator
March Little Black Stoneflies, Blue Quills Afternoon #18-22, #16-18 Black Stonefly Adult, Quill Gordon, Blue Dun
April Hendricksons, March Browns, Caddis Mid day - Evening #12-14, #10-12, #14-16 Adams, March Brown, Elk Hair Caddis
May Sulphurs, Green Drakes, Caddis Afternoon - Evening #14-18, #8-10, #14-16 Pheasant Tail, Green Drake, Elk Hair Caddis
June Light Cahills, Sulphurs, Isos Afternoon - Evening #12-14, #14-18, #12-14 Light Cahill, Sulphur Dun, Iso Nymph
July Tricos, Terrestrials, Sedge Early morning - Evening #20-26, #10-20, #14-18 Trico Spinner, Ant Patterns, Elk Hair Sedge
August Terrestrials, Tricos, Blue Winged Olives Mid day - Evening #10-20, #20-26, #16-20 Dave's Hopper, Trico Spinner, BWO Nymph
September Blue Winged Olives, Terrestrials, Midges Afternoon - Evening #16-20, #10-20, #20-28 Adams, Dave's Hopper, Zebra Midge
October Blue Winged Olives, Caddis, Midges Afternoon - Evening #16-20, #14-16, #20-28 Parachute Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, Griffith's Gnat
November Blue Winged Olives, Midges Afternoon #18-22, #20-28 BWO Nymph, Midge Larva, Midge Pupa
December Midges Afternoon #20-28 Griffith's Gnat, Midge Larva, Midge Pupa

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Delaware River in Lordville is renowned for its impressive fly fishing opportunities, . The following spots are especially prized:
  • Junction Pool: This is where the East and West branches of the Delaware River meet. It’s a famous spot for catching large trout.
  • Ball Eddy: This spot holds copious amounts of trout. Fly fishing at this spot is ideal during the early season.
  • Buckingham Access: Suitable for wading and offers ample opportunities for landing smallmouth bass and walleye in addition to trout.
  • Hancock: Here, the cold water makes it an excellent location for trout fishing throughout the hot summer months.
  • Callicoon: This stretch of the river is noted for its shad and smallmouth bass runs.
These spots offer excellent fly fishing experiences, however, due to varying conditions throughout the year, it’s recommended to check local conditions ahead of time.

Best Access Points

Being one of the significant spots for fly fishing, the Delaware River – Lordville has several access points. Here are the best ones:

  • Buck Eddy: At the junction of the main river and starlight branch, lies this popular access point. Well-known for a grand variety of trout species.
  • Kellams Bridge: Providing an ideal fishing spot with deep slow moving waters sheltering large Brown Trout.
  • Hancock: Comprised of East and West branches. Known for its vast variety of species, including American Shad, it’s the heart of the Upper Delaware River system.
  • Callicoon: Known for its excellent trout fishing, it’s a top destination for accessing the river.
  • Narrowsburg: Bordering the Eagle Institute, an abundance of trout species can be found here.
  • Lordville: The deepest section of the river, offers quality fishing and drift boat operations.

Local Fish

  • Smallmouth Bass: One of the most commonly targeted fish in the Delaware River, they are aggressive feeders and are known for their exciting fight.
  • Shad: The annual shad run in the spring is a popular event for fly fishermen. These fish are targeted for their size, strength, and the challenge they present.
  • Walleye: A predatory fish known for its aggressive behavior, especially during spawning season in late spring and early summer.
  • Musky: Known as the ‘fish of ten thousand casts’, Muskies are prized for their size and the challenge they present.
  • Northern Pike: Another large predatory fish, known for its aggressive nature and its willingness to strike at a wide variety of flies.
  • Brook Trout: A popular target for fly fishing due to its beautiful coloration and preference for cold, clean water.
  • Brown Trout: Known for their hard fight and the beautiful coloration, this species is often found in faster moving water.
  • Rainbow Trout: Highly prized by fly fishers for their distinctive markings, their propensity to leap when hooked and their aggressive feeding habits.

About The River

The Delaware River is often considered the heart and soul of Lordville, a little-known treasure in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lordville’s history is tightly intertwined with the life of this majestic river. Long before European settlers arrived, the river was a vital pathway for the Lenni Lenape people, used for transportation and fishing.

As settlers came, the Delaware River turned into a key conduit for trade, enabling Lordville’s growth into a thriving rural community. The 19th century brought an industrial boom that made abundant use of the river’s natural resources, adding to the wealth and significance of the region.

In modern times,

  • the Delaware River is cherished for its beauty and tranquility,
  • offering boating, fishing and wildlife spotting opportunities.
Keen to preserve their natural gem, Lordville residents are currently focused on environmental conservation to ensure the river’s bounty continues to bless future generations.


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