Delaware River Report / Conditions August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017 Comments Off by

The West Branch has dropped back and cleared since yesterday morning.  We are in a cooling trend with nights dropping back into the high 40’s / low 50’s.  Now that the runoff has subsided the water temperatures should drop.  Even daytime temps will stay in the low 70’s with sunshine.  The Wunderground forecast doesn’t show any rain in the forecast for the near future.

By afternoon / early evening the West Branch was clear enough for bugs to hatch and fish to eat on top.  The clouds gave way to sun for a while and finding shade banks definitely helped.  Some sections had decent hatching of olives, sulphurs, a few cahills / Stenocrons, and golden drakes.  Fish were eating but patience definitely paid off.  A lot of fish were eating just under the surface so small wets or emergers in the film could make a difference.

One off the top last night

One off the top last night

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
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 791 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 317 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 620 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,770 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 270 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 314 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.4%





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