Delaware River Report / Conditions July 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018 Comments Off by

Despite the bright sun yesterday there was a steady stream of hatching on the upper West and a decent evening hatch on the lower West Branch.  Mostly sulphurs, cahills, a few isonychias, and a few olives.  If you go close enough to Cannonsville you will see some left over light cornutas and gray fox hatches too.  Mornings have fished well on the lower West with olives, a few caddis. and left over sulphur spinners.  Today looks like a better fishing day with clouds and some light rain moving in during the afternoon.  Winds will be 5 – 10 mph and the rain total will only be around 1/10″.

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 464 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 319 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 879 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 102 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 140 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91%


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