Delaware River Report / Conditions August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017 Comments Off by

Today will pretty much be like yesterday.  We’re looking at more sun today with warmer air temperatures.  Winds look less than 5 mph.  Mid-day dry fly action should be best above Hale Eddy.  Nymphing will be better below Hale.  The dry fly action on the lower river will pick up towards evening.  Think shade and drop offs.  Besides the sulphurs and olives of every size carry a few cahills, isonychias, and golden drakes. Keep an eye out for flying ants.  We usually look for real humid weather but it’s about that time of year.  The water temperatures on the lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem all shot up yesterday due to the sun and air temps.  They are starting off warm this morning.  Let’s give them a break.

Ron and Ed with a rainbow to the net yesterday

Ron and Ed with a nice rainbow to the net yesterday

We should have some rain moving in tomorrow afternoon and lasting into the weekend.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Golden Drake – 12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer Sulphurs, Stenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Tricos – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes
White Flies – #12-2xl – Ephoron lukon
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 518 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 556 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 462 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 174 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 180 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.6%

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