Delaware River Report / Conditions July 1, 2018

Jul 01, 2018 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 715 cfs.  This should keep the West Branch cool today.  It’s great to see some much needed cold water coming down the river.  810 cfs at Hale Eddy is good for both wading and floating.  There is some algae floating through on the upper sections but that should flush out.  Today looks like a repeat of yesterday with bright sun and the air temp reaching 90 degrees.  The best dry fly action will be early and late in the day during low light conditions.  We mostly saw caddis and sulphurs on the water last night.  Nymphing or swinging wets during the day will be your best bet and paid off for some people yesterday.  Look for pools that have good afternoon shade.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Harvard and Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  Fishs Eddy and Lordville are starting off over 70 degrees this morning.  If you are fishing for trout stick to the West Branch or go up to Downsville on the East.


Dane on the West Branch yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Dane on the West Branch yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 709 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 810 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 473 cfs 71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 184 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 715 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 181 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%


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