Delaware River Report / Conditions July 11, 2019

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Today is the day we finally get a break in the weather.  We should have rain moving in around noon bringing good cloud cover.  The air temp will stay in the high 70’s and the wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the South.  We’ve been dry for quite some time so a lot of the rain should soak into the ground.  We’re still seeing good sulphurs with a few isonychias, cahills, and olives.  The best hatching on the lower West started around 7:30 last night.  Hopefully today’s weather pushes it up into the afternoon.  The upper rivers with the colder water is still your best bet for day time activity.  The release from Cannonsville is 650 cfs.

 

Blind casting isonychias will bring up fish

Blind casting isonychias will bring up fish

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 – Stenocron spp.
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 597 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 585 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 416 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,270 cfs 72°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 193 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 650 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 157 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.8%

 

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