Delaware River Report / Conditions August 28, 2018

Aug 28, 2018 Comments Off by

There is still some runoff coming down the feeder streams but the West Branch has leveled off for the most part.  The release is 1,500 cfs and Hale Eddy is 1,730 this morning.  These are great levels for floating but there are some areas you can wade.  Olives and isonychias mad up most of the bugs we saw last night but there were flying ants, a few sulphurs, and cahills hatching too.  The higher release have kept the rivers cold.  The clouds stuck around most of the afternoon and the river fished very well for August.  We’re still in the heat wave but the weather should break on Thursday.  If you plan on fishing the Beaverkill check the water temps first today.  It hit 68 degrees yesterday and may climb higher in today’s sunshine.


Mike with a good West Branch fish.  photo by Bruce Miller

Mike with a good West Branch fish. photo by Bruce Miller

Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,730 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 796 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,480 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,220 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 451 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%


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