Delaware River Report / Conditions August 19, 2018

Aug 19, 2018 Comments Off by

The water is high throughout the system this morning.  It’s going to take a few days to calm down and get back to fishable levels.  For safety take a couple days off from fishing up here and let the water levels drop a bit.  We were hit with some decent rain yesterday and Cannonsville Reservoir is spilling.  So far about half the flow at Stilesville is warm spill and the other half is cold release.  The Stilesville temp is way up at 70 degrees, but the runoff below seems to be colder and is keeping the water temp in check at Hale Eddy.  The air temp will be cool today around 70 degrees and we should keep the cloud cover.  That’s good news for the water temps.  If you are out there check the water temps with a thermometer before you fish.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls is 62 degrees today which is a great change from the last few weeks.  All of the rivers in the system are up.  We have no real rain in the forecast for the next couple of days so hopefully that gives the system a chance to come back down.


Despite the high water the Get Trahed crew got 55 tires and over a dumpster worth of trash out of the system yesterday!

Despite the high water the Get Trahed crew got 55 tires and over a dumpster worth of trash out of the system yesterday!

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 2,710 cfs 74°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4,560 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 6,330 cfs 72°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 9,580 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 15,900 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,900 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 3820 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.8%


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