Delaware River Report / Conditions August 8, 2017

Aug 08, 2017 Comments Off by

We had a nice steady rain all day yesterday.  We haven’t seen a good rain like that in quite a while.  The rivers stayed in good shape all day.  Water temperatures dropped back due to the cooler air temperatures, rain, and cloud cover.  Some people did well on streamers and nymphs while others found fish eating olives and sulphurs.  Things are looking good this morning.   There are some white flies beginning to show on the lower sections.  Today looks great.  We will have a little more sun but there should be some clouds around.  Winds will be 10 mph or less and we are keeping the cooler air temperatures with a high around 70.  The water temperatures may come up on the Mainstem, lower East and lower Beaverkill but they look really good this morning.  Overall we should keep the cooler temperatures through the weekend.

 

Joe with a hefty brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Joe with a hefty brown 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 534 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 258 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 568 cfs
59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,510 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 248 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 229 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.1%

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