Delaware River Report / Conditions August 5, 2017

Aug 05, 2017 Comments Off by

We had some very localized thunderstorms yesterday that did add some water to the system.  The West Branch is climbing at Hale Eddy but is clear enough to fish this morning in Hancock.  Stilesville is still pretty steady and is flowing at 526 cfs- the same as yesterday morning.  Streamers could be a good choice early with the higher flows on the lower West Branch.  So far it is clear enough for the fish to rise if the olives and cahills hatch in the afternoon.  The river above Oquaga Creek should be fine and hold the usual mix of afternoon olives and sulphurs.  We should see cloud cover most of the day but no rain.  There is a slight chance of a passing shower but it looks slim.

 

Denis is the evening fog.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Denis is the evening fog. Photo by Samantha Dennis

 

Hatching:
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
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 911 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 255 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 620 cfs
66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,670 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 256 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 266 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.8%

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