Shad fishing has been great!

The upper Delaware river has been at record high temperatures, and record low flows this May.  The FFMP (Flexible Flow Management Plan) implemented on our upper Delaware River needs to be revised.  With full reservoirs of water, the Delaware river needs some cold water to be released out of our dams.  This cold water will help sustain our trout habitat, and keep our usual spring patterns in order.  However despite these unusual flows and temperatures, Sweetwater Guide Service has still been finding some healthy fish in the Delaware.  The weather is forecasted to get colder and this should help our water temperatures. 

As you will see here, the Shad run is in full swing here on the Upper Delaware, the American Shad is a great fun to fight fish into the boat.  Come join us for a Shad fishing trip anytime in the next 4 weeks!

 Reece M. connects with a nice Shad!

Reece M. connects with a nice Shad!

 Jean Hooks into her first shad ever!  Hard fighting Shad are a blast to catch!

Jean Hooks into her first shad ever!  Hard fighting Shad are a blast to catch!

 Guide Evan P. finds a nice Shad on the fly rod!

Guide Evan P. finds a nice Shad on the fly rod!

 Steve D. with a nice Roe Shad!

Steve D. with a nice Roe Shad!

 Larry G. Nymphed up this beautiful 18" Bow!

Larry G. Nymphed up this beautiful 18" Bow!

 Skein's of American Toad Eggs spotted near shore north of Callicoon, NY.

Skein's of American Toad Eggs spotted near shore north of Callicoon, NY.

 6 A.M. Dry fly fishing, yields some nice Delaware river Brown trout.

6 A.M. Dry fly fishing, yields some nice Delaware river Brown trout.