Delaware River Report / Conditions August 29, 2018

Aug 29, 2018 Comments Off by

The sun stuck around a lot longer than we would have liked.  We had some clouds move in for brief periods in the afternoon but for the most part we dealt with bright sun and heat.  There were decent olives mixed with some flying ants on the water even in the sunshine.  The isonychias seemed to wait until the sun dropped behind the hills.  We found a few fish early but most of the action we saw was in the last hour and a half of light.  Today looks like the last of the hot summer conditions for a while.  We’re looking at 88 degrees and sunshine today until a front comes through and drops tomorrow’s high back into the 70’s.  We may get the odd thunderstorm today.  Hopefully some clouds will move in early this afternoon.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls hit 70 degrees yesterday so stick higher on that system or the tailwaters for decent temps.  The rest of the week looks like much better fishing weather.


Paul with a West Branch fish this week.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Paul with a West Branch fish this week. Photo by Bob Lewis

Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
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 1,450 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 782 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,080 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 400 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 377 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.9%


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