Delaware River Report / Conditions August 2, 2019

Aug 02, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was tough in the bright sun.  Nymphing and wet flies were definitely your best bet.  The upper West is your best bet for mid afternoon dry fly action but be patient and look around for good fish.  They’ve been shy on the bright sun days but they are there.  Sulphurs, mall olives, and isonychia will cover most of the flies.  If you want to fish the mornings try to get out there before the sun hits the water.  Low light conditions and shade really help on the bright days.  Today looks like it will be a mirror image of yesterday with a bit less wind.  We’ll have mostly sun, air temp of 85 degrees, and light and variable winds.  Right now Wunderground is calling for a 60% chance of light rain tomorrow (less than 1/4″) so hopefully that brings in the cloud cover.


Dan Williamson releasing a fish earlier this week

Dan Williamson releasing a fish earlier this week

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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 319 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,030 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs 70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 91 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 83.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.4%


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