Delaware River Report / Conditions August 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019 Comments Off by

The sun was back yesterday with just a few clouds moving through.  The Upper West and Upper East still your best bets for daytime hatching on days like that.  The lower West is a good bet for nymphing early with the potential for dry fly fishing in the evening.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias are out there but there are some caddis showing back up.  They are mostly in the bushes but the fish are seeing them here and there so it’s worth throwing them.  We’re in for more sun today with the air temp reaching the low 80’s.  Wind will be 5 -10 mph from the South. We’ll cool down again tomorrow with the possibility of 1/4″ of rain.

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.


Maxine looking for risers yesterday.  A good fish pointing dog is hard o beat

Maxine looking for risers yesterday. A good fish pointing dog is hard o beat

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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 365 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 173 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 103 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 79.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.1%


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