Delaware River Report / Conditions August 7, 2019

Aug 07, 2019 Comments Off by

A few of yesterday’s thunderstorms did hit us around dinner time.  We had some heavy rain and lightening for a bit but things have settled down and the West Branch is fishable this morning.  The water is clear nough for fish to rise out front and the flow is 738 cfs and falling at Hale Eddy offering both wade and float opportunities.  A lot of the rain soaked into the ground.  We have the same forecast today but the predicted amount of rain is only 1/4″ in the afternoon.  The cloud cover is great to have after all the sun we’ve dealt with lately.  The air temp will hit the low 80’s with wind from the South  4 – 6 mph.  We’re still mainly fishing isonychias, sulphurs, and olives.  There are aa few golden drakes and steno / cahills out there too.  Some of the tricos are hatching in the evening so have some of those in your box along with the pseudos.


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 605 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 738 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 446 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 297 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 214 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 80.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.6%


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