Delaware River Report / Conditions August 7, 2017

Aug 07, 2017 Comments Off by

The river cleared up pretty well and we had some sun poking through the clouds in the afternoon.  We’re in our normal summer program so afternoon sulphurs and olives on the upper river sections and evening olives and cahills on the lower sections. Clouds and rain will push the bugs a little earlier on the lower sections. Nymphing is definitely better on the lower sections due to the algae in Deposit.  We’re coming off a cool night and the daytime temperatures will stay in the low to mid 60’s today.  So far we’ve only had a brief shower but we should see more rain over the next few hours.  They have been decreasing the predicted rain totals since yesterday.  This should be a decent streamer day on the lower West Branch but we should see some decent dry fly action too.

 

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 606 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 488 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs
63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 186 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 207 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.8%

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