Delaware River Report / Conditions August 17, 2018

Aug 17, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another sunny, warm day.  The West Branch looks good this morning with decent clarity.  The water temp at 191 Bridge is 54 degrees this morning.  There is rain in the forecast this afternoon.  A few showers this morning followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon.  We may see 1/2″ throughout the day but that depends on how scattered the storms really are.  Sulphurs, isonychias, and olives will your best bets for dry fly fishing today.  Streamers are still a great bet in the higher water.  You may smell a little diesel in places below Hale Eddy but for the most part it’s hard to tell there was a problem.  Slow edges with vegetation close to the river may have some remnants.  The high water flushed most of it out of our area right away.   We got lucky.  The East Branch has cooled a little as the warm runoff subsides and a greater percentage of the flow is release.  Harvard is still starting off at 65 degrees though.  We’d like to see it drop even more before we go over there to fish it.


It's back.  Come fish, hangout, and do some good on the river!

It’s still on!  Kickoff tonight with the Iron Fly at Tink’s Riverside Tavern

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 2,180 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,730 cfs 65°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,780 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,420 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,010 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.2%


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