Delaware River Report / Conditions August 6, 2017

Aug 06, 2017 Comments Off by

Oquaga Creek was pushing a lot of water into the West Branch yesterday.  The river was a chalky color rather than brown making it decent for throwing streamers.  We found mixing up the streamer selection made the difference and finally settled on small, dark patterns.  The water was clear enough for fish to rise and there were some eating in the evening when the olives hatched.  The Upper West Branch above Oquaga was in fine shape and had the normal hatches of sulphurs and olives.  We are coming off a cool night so the water temperatures are starting off a couple of degrees cooler this morning.  Today looks good with partly cloudy skies and air temperatures in the low 70’s.  Winds should stay in the single digits.

 

Tim with a nice one yesterday.  Photo by Bruce MIller

Tim with a nice one yesterday. Photo by Bruce MIller

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 654 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 237 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 539 cfs
62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,590 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 216 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 231 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.8%

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