Delaware River Report / Conditions August 27, 2017

Aug 27, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday felt like Fall was here.  Some clouds came through but most of the afternoon was sunshine.  Again nymphing was the best daytime tactic on the mid to lower sections.  We’re trying to matching the majority of the hatching insects sw we’ve been fishing so smaller nymphs and wet flies.  If you don’t want to nymph you can blind cast cahills or isonychias on the lower sections.  The Upper West Branch and Upper East Branch both seem to offer the best opportunity for daytime dry fly activity.  Small olive and sulphurs are the predominate mayflies but you will see some golden drakes, yellow drakes, and summer steno / cahills on the West.  Patience is the key.  The fish on both rivers seem to be eating emergers just under the surface.  Today will be cool again with more sun.  Winds will be light.


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
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 611 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 277 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 467 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,260 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 182 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 195 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 83.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.1%





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