Delaware River Report / Conditions August 6, 2019

Aug 06, 2019 Comments Off by

We couldn’t find a cloud in the sky yesterday.  The hatching was decent on the upper West but you had to be patient to find a good fish rising.  They were eating a lot of the sulphurs just under the surface.  There were some isosychias and quite a few deficiens hatching too. On the lower West nymphing and swinging wets was the way to go.  Today may be totally different with some scattered storms moving in around noon.  Wunderground is predicting .35″ of rain spread out over the course of the day.  They are probably wrong and the most of it will slip either North or South of us.  Hopefully we get the cloud cover and keep it for the day.  If that happens we should see more olives and isonychias hatching on the lower West during the afternoon.


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 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 268 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 944 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 104 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 108 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 81.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.9%


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