Delaware River Report / Conditions August 5, 2019

Aug 05, 2019 Comments Off by

It’s a cool 53 degrees out there this morning.  One of the only parts of the forecast they got right.  Instead of brief showers and light evening rain we ended up with mostly sun yesterday.  The storms went North of us and The West Branch above Cannonsville bumped up a bit but is already falling back.  If Wunderground is correct today we should see the air temp hit the low 80’s, sun, and light wind.  For rising fish look to the coldest water you can find.  Otherwise nymphs and wet flies should bring a few fish to the net.  We’re still seeing mostly sulphurs, olives, and isonychias.  Caddis are showing up again and fish are eating them when they get the opportunity.  Maybe some tricos in the morning.  If you don’t see any where you are keep moving pools.  Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.


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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 285 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 981 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 110 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 82.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.8%


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