Delaware River Report / Conditions July 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville was dropped yesterday but then raised back up.  The release is now 650 cfs this morning.  The midday sulphurs are hatching on the upper river while the lower West has had great hatches on ce the sun drops well into dark.  We’ve done well blind casting isonychias but wet flies and nymphs should work well in drop offs and edges.  We’re coming off a cool night so it feels good outside this morning.    The air temp will be in the low 80’s today with light wind and sunshine.  We should have some clouds move in overnight and see some rain tomorrow.  We need the rain and most of it should soak into the ground.

 

Dropping and increasing the release in the same day seems unnecesary

Dropping and increasing the release in the same day seems unnecessary

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 717 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 738 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 436 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,160 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 209 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 650 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 157 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.1%

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