Delaware River Report / Conditions July 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019 No Comments by

The storms missed us.  Despite all of the warnings, phones going off, email alerts- they missed us.  They hit both North and South of us- heavy at times but beyond a few sprinkles we’re starting off pretty much where we were yesterday.  So the rivers are starting off pretty much where they were yesterday.  The release from Cannonsville is 600 cfs.  The sun is already burning off the fog.  Start off nymphing or swinging wets.  We should see the afternoon sulphurs hatch on the upper West and the evening hatch on the lower West.  Blind fishing isonychias in the riffles can also work well this time of year.

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 191 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 426 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,110 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 189 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 92.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.5%

 

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