Delaware River Report / Conditions August 2, 2017

Aug 02, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday the clouds appeared later than expected.  We had to deal with the sunshine early but we even saw a very brief late afternoon shower.  Sulphurs and olives were the main hatches on the upper West Branch.  The sunshine and water temps pushed the hatching late on the West.  Nymphing has been the most productive method on the lower section until the sun drops behind the hills.  We may see some storms move through today.  If they track over us we may see some earlier hatching below Hale Eddy.  The total amount of precipitation in the forecast is negligible so we’re really counting on the cloud cover.  The Mainstem, lower East Branch and lower Beaverkill are all warming up after the last few days of heat and sun.  Stick to the upper East and the West Branch.


Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
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 526 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 261 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 573 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 358 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 237 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.2%



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