Delaware River Report / Conditions August 13, 2017

Aug 13, 2017 Comments Off by

We had some rain overnight and the river flows bumped up slightly.  We are already dropping back this morning and the rivers look clear in Hancock.  Most of the storms slid North of us and we ended up with more afternoon sunshine than originally forecasted.  The lower West Branch had some little olives in the evening while the upper West had a mix of some sulphurs and olives.  The upper West is your best bet for dry flies.  If you want to nymph stay lower due to the algae.  Wunderground is calling for a partly cloudy sky with winds under 10 mph.  That probably means sunshine so head up river for daytime dryfly action or look for areas that get early afternoon shade.  The lower Mainstem looks good for smallmouth with decent flows and temperatures in Callicoon.

 

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
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 637 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 793 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,740 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 473 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 229 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 86.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92%

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