Delaware River Report / Conditions July 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018 Comments Off by

We had a couple of brief showers late yesterday afternoon but all of the precipitation soaked into the ground.  There were some good thunderstorms out there last night but judging from the sound they tracked south of us.  The flows and water temperatures are starting off today about the same as yesterday morning.  We’re going to have a slightly cooler air temperature today with sunshine.  We may have a little more wind due to the temp drop but it will be fishable around 10 mph in the afternoon and dropping back in the evening.  The upper West Branch has had decent hatches of sulphurs and cahills during the day.  The lower West has fished well with nymphs during the day and sulphurs in the evening into dark.


the temps at Hale Eddy have remained cool this Summer

the temps at Hale Eddy have remained cool this Summer

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 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 464 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 304 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 862 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 99 cfs 71°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 136 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.7%


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