Delaware River Report / Conditions August 8, 2019

Aug 08, 2019 Comments Off by

We had some rain overnight that bumped the flows on the Beaverkill and lower East Branch.  The ground is wet on the West Branch but most of the rain missed us and Hale Eddy is a little lower than yesterday.  There were the normal sulphurs, isonychias, and olives on the upper West.  The intensity of the hatch varies day to day so move around if you don’t see decent bugs.  The lower West is still fishing best with nymphs and wets but there have been days we’ve seen hatches coming off in the afternoon.  It’s been hard to predict so be prepared for just about anything out there.  We may see some additional afternoon thunderstorms today but they have been very sporadic.

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 648 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,270 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,450 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 166 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 80.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.4%


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