Delaware River Report / Conditions August 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017 Comments Off by

Well the weather channel was correct and we had a pretty decent thunderstorm overnight.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy hit 1,700 cfs but is dropping quickly and is 1,200 cfs this morning.  We’ll continue to drop throughout the day.  As it gets lower it will level out a bit and not drop as fast.  We should be in fine shape for the weekend.  Judging by the bugs on the door this morning the rain pushed lots of olives, sulphurs, and isonychias to hatch.  The best news is that we are on a cooling trend. The high will be in the 70’s today and the nights are going to be in the 50’s.  The runoff is warmer than the release but the rivers will cool as the water drops.  Today looks like a good streamer day but bring a dry fly rod for the big slower pools.

Les Hughes sent us this picture of Anne from the weekend.  Awesome fish!

Les Hughes sent us this picture of Anne from the weekend. Awesome fish!

 

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 526 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs
62°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 379 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 672 cfs
67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,720 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 466 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.5%

 

 

 

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