Delaware River Report / Conditions August 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018 Comments Off by

Wunderground was correct and it really was mid 80’s and sunny yesterday.  Usually we’d be looking for cloud cover but the sun was a welcomed change.  The creeks are still high but the West Branch is dropping.  The West is clear from the dam down to Oquaga Creek.  The water is off color below that but is clearing as the flow drops.  It is clear enough that fish will rise if there is a hatch.  We are still fishing sulphurs, olives, and isonychias in Deposit.  It’s mostly olives and a few isonychias on the lower section.  We did see some flying ants in the yard last night but not on the water yet.  Definitely have those in your box now.  We should see more sunshine today with a high in the low 80’s again.  5 mph winds from the North.  Very similar to yesterday.  The spill from Pepacton Dam is warm so do not fish the East Branch for trout.  Harvard is close to 70 degrees this morning and peaked around 74 yesterday.


Richard with a high water West Branch fish.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Richard with a high water West Branch fish. Photo by Bruce Miller

Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,510 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,540 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,340 cfs 70°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,910 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,630 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,390 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,390 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.5%


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