Delaware River Report / Conditions August 5, 2018

Aug 05, 2018 Comments Off by

The rivers are dropping and clearing this morning.  The release on the East Branch has been increased and the flow at Downsville is 678 cfs.  This will cool the river down and help clear any runoff from the feeder streams.  The West Branch at Stilesville is a steady 589 cfs.  The flow at Hale Eddy is 1,320 cfs and is clear enough to fish below that.  Streamers will still be a good option early.  The sulphurs are still hatching mid afternoon on the upper West Branch with a few isonychias and olives mixed in.  We’re in another warming trend with air tems in the high 80’s and sunshine for the next few days.  There is some light rain in the forecast beginning Tuesday.  Right now it looks like enough to give a break from the sun but not enough to mess with the river flows.

The East Branch at Downsville this morning

The East Branch at Downsville this morning

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 587 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,360 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,050 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,690 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,390 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,650 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%



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