Delaware River Report / Conditions August 6, 2018

Aug 06, 2018 Comments Off by

The rivers are dropping slowly after the weekend’s rain.  Stilesville is holding steady at 589 cfs and Hale Eddy has dropped to 1,010 cfs opening more water for wading on the lower West Branch.  There was still some color in the West last night but it was clear enough for the fish to rise.  The best dry fly fishing is still happening in Deposit with mid day sulphurs, isonychias, and olives.  We found some fish on the lower West last night but most of the action was at dark on olives.  Today is the last day of heat and bright sun.  It looks like a mirror image of yesterday with high 80’s and just a few clouds.  Tomorrow we should see high 70’s to low 80’s with a light storm and just under 1/4″ of rain.


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 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,010 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,100 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,050 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,810 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,380 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,180 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%


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