Delaware River Report / Conditions August 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019 Comments Off by

We had a couple of periods of light rain on the lower West Branch that had the olives hatching mid day.  Fish were eating on top but it all ended as soon as the rain stopped.  We had a bit more rain around 4 am but there is no noticeable change in flows due to runoff.  The release from Cannonsville has been cut back slightly and Stilesville is flowing at 485 cfs this morning.  We’re going to have some cloud cover this morning with sun coming through in the afternoon.  80 degrees and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  Once the sun pops through look for the coldest water for dry fly action.  There are a lot of small fish in the river.  That’s pretty awesome.  The high water winter and Spring must have been great conditions for the young of the year to survive.  If you’re looking for big fish be selective and watch the rise forms carefully.


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.

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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 485 cfs 50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 332 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,020 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 157 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 96 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.9%


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