Delaware River Report / Conditions August 22, 2017

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A big thanks to Pig Farm Ink.  Five guys jumped in a van and drove 15 hours straight to pull garbage out of a river they’ve never seen before. Our river.  Their next stop is a river cleanup Saturday August 26th in Swanton, VT at the Missisquoi Wildlife Refuge.  Followed by a flytying event in Central Park on Tuesday August 29th.  These guys are driving around introducing people to flyfishing and cleaning rivers.  Let’s help them keep it going.  To support them shop for Pig Farm Ink gear here http://pigfarmink.com/ or just Paypal them some beer and gas money to us at flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com.  Put a note on it for Pig Farm and we’ll get it to them.

All the volunteers did an awesome job. 71 tires and a dog house

All the volunteers did an awesome job. 71 tires and a dog house

Today looks like it will be a mirror image of yesterday.  Fog in the morning with sun breaking through.  It’s going to be hot with highs in the mid 80’s.  Luckily we are on a cooling trend beginning tonight setting us up for great weather over the weekend.  We should have some nights down in the high 40’s which should cool some of the river sections out of reach of the WB 500 cfs release. Small olives still seem to be the key with some sulphurs and cahills mixed in.  There have been some fish landed on tricos in the morning but be patient- it’s been tough to pin down the timing of the spinner fall.

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 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 637 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 258 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 583 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 373 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 213 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.8%

 

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