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PA W. Branch Delaware, Hancock Hwy Access - Fishing

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Lat: 41.941647
Lng: -75.287872

Marker owner: dnorris

Average user rating for this marker: 5

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PA W. Branch Delaware, Hancock Hwy Access
Marker Description: This West Branch access off Hancock Highway known as the Shehawken Access is a public boat launch/parking area. For some reason this access seems to hide in plain sight - at least I have missed it many times when coming up to fish the area. Here the West Branch has an excellent deep run just below the parking lot. There is also a nice pool that curves around a bend and then there is solid riffle water leading into the Junction Pool of the East and West Branches of the Delaware.

The runs and pools running into the Main Stem are excellent, this is a very good access point to the West Branch.

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Re: PA W. Branch Delaware, Hancock Hwy Access Posted by dnorris Sun. September 02, 2012 02:41 pm
Fished the Sheehawken access downstream to the Junction Pool and caught my only two fish of the day, a small rainbow and chub. I'd like to tell you how they took the blue winged olives that I bought earlier in the day but I was having so little luck all day that I switched to a mild pink trout magnet. So it goes. I'll blame it on the algae and murky water from the dam release and that the fish were a bit cold water release shocked. That's my story. Caught the trout in the riffle leading into the Junction and the chub in the bend pool. You really wanted to know where I got that chub huh. Anyway, beautiful stretch and quick access from the lot to one of the best runs on the West Branch, will think about hitting this spot in the morning - first thing next time.
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