Delaware River Report / Conditions August 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017 Comments Off by

The forecast has changed a bit and Accuweather has now pushed today’s rain to tonight and tomorrow.  We’ll have fog this morning breaking up into partly sunny skies.  Winds should be fine at 5 mph and gusts only to 7 mph.  It looks like most of the clouds will come in right around dark.  If the forecast holds stick to the normal Summer program.  If you’re looking for daytime dry fly fishing stay above Hale Eddy on the West Branch or above Harvard on the East Branch.  We should still see the normal sulphurs and olives.  If you want to nymph stay below Hale Eddy on the West due to the algae.  If the forecast is correct we should see good olive weather tomorrow opening up more river miles to daytime hatching.  For something totally different check out the smallmouth fishing on the lower Mainstem.  A river smallmouth fight is hard to beat.

 

Last nights  top water eater

Last nights top water eater

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 556 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 525 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,320 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 256 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 162 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.9%

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