Delaware River Report / Conditions August 3, 2018

Aug 03, 2018 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased slightly to 549 cfs. We had some light rain overnight- just enough to wet the ground down here but also add a little runoff at the Hale Eddy Gauge.  The flows on the rest of the system are dropping a bit this morning.  Right now everything looks fine.  We do have some thunderstorms in the forecast that look like they will hit us.  If Oquaga Creek turns muddy and high chekc above there in Stilesville for clearer water.  We’ll do a mid day update if conditions change.

Small sulphurs, olives, and isonychias will cover most of your dry fly fishing.  If the flows come up with some color try throwing some dark streamers.

Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.   Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout.

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.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche 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 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,300 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,150 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 923 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 414 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%


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