Delaware River Report / Conditions August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017 Comments Off by

The sun was out for most of the afternoon but it gave way to a light evening rain.  The river flows bumped slightly but not enough to really matter.  We’re still looking good with the 500 cfs release on the West Branch.  Air temperatures should stay in the high 70’s today with sunshine.  The best day time dry fly fishing will be on the upper West Branch and upper East Branch.  look for the coldest water.  There are still olives and sulphurs hatching.  The lower West Branch is definitely better for nymphing.  The dry fly activity will mostly be after the sun drops behind the hills.  Olives and a few Cahills have been around.

 

This Saturday.  There will be beer

This Saturday. There will be beer

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 595 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 599 cfs
64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,320 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 331 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 183 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.1%

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