Delaware River Report / Conditions August 9, 2017

Aug 09, 2017 Comments Off by

We had decent cloud cover for most of yesterday until the afternoon when the sun broke through.  No rain though so the rivers are dropping back to normal and everything is in decent shape for wading this morning.  We’re going to have more sun and warmer air temperatures today.  If you’re looking for mid day dry fly action head up to Deposit and Stilesville on the West Branch or above Harvard on the East Branch.  Sulphurs and little olives will be your best bets.  If you’d like to nymph mid day stay below Hale Eddy on the WB to avoid the green algae.  Smaller nymphs have been working better over the last couple of days.  Winds should be 6 mph or less today.  The dry fly fishing on the lower WEB should pick up as the sun drops behind the hills or look for pools that get mid afternoon shade.  The lower EB, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem will heat up quicker today with the sunshine.  Check the water temps with a thermometer first.


Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Golden Drake – 12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer Sulphurs, Stenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Tricos – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes
White Flies – #12-2xl – Ephoron lukon
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
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 590 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 228 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 529 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,440 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 211 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 213 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93%


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