Delaware River Report / Conditions August 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday was as advertised.  Sun, a few clouds, and no wind.  On days like that look for the coldest water to find daytime hatching.  The olives hatches have been good over the last few weeks. The fish are eating a lot of them just under the surface or in the film so watch the rise forms carefully.  Otherwise nymphing or swinging wet flies will be your best shot.  There are a lot of small olives on the rivers so keep that in mind while choosing the sizes of your wets and nymphs. If Accuweather is correct today’s weather is going to be a copy of yesterdays.  So far in the forecast Thursday is the first day we have with any rain potential.


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 601 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 268 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 441 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,210 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 168 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 178 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 83.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.1%





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