Delaware River Report / Conditions July 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017 Comments Off by

We are hearing rumors that DEC may run some kind of dye test on the West Branch this afternoon around 3:30.  If you see a green tint to the river it’s no big deal. We’ll try to find out more about it.

We had a little rain overnight and the flows on the East Branch and the West Branch above Cannonsville have bumped slightly.  We should see some additional storms this afternoon dropping a little over 1/4″ of rain.  Most of that should soak into the ground so the rivers should be fine.  The cloud cover and light wind should make this a decent day to be on the river.  Yesterday was all about small olives.  Even in the afternoon sun some pools had fish rising and the activity picked up towards dark.  There were a few sulphurs, isonychias, and cahills around but there were a lot of #20 -26 olive duns and spinners on the water.  The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem are getting too warm to fish.  Water temperatures look good on the entire West Branch.  The release from Cannonsville remains at 398 cfs this morning.


A big finned spinner eater from last night

A big finned spinner eater from last night

Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 365 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 439 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 509 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 925 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 154 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 398 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 171 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.5%


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