Delaware River Report / Conditions August 4, 2017

Aug 04, 2017 Comments Off by

The thunderstorms in yesterday’s forecast missed us.  The rivers are still dropping this morning and everything is clear.  We’re still fishing sulphurs and olives on the upper river sections with cahills and a few isonycias mixed in- heavier on the cahills.  There have been some golden drakes around but the majority of the fishing is on smaller flies.  There are Tricos around but spinners have been more productive in the morning.  Water temperatures remain good on the West Branch and Upper East Branch.  The lower East, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem have all warmed up again after the last few days.  We may see some afternoon thunderstorms today but we’ll see.  A lot of them have been sliding either north or south of us.


Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Golden Drake – 12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
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 570 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 249 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 645 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,510 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 299 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 288 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%


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