Delaware River Report / Conditions July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another bright, sunny, still day.  The best bet for day time hatching is above Hale Eddy.  There are sulphurs, cahills, and some isonychias hatching.  The lower West Branch has been better in the morning and evening once the sun drops behind the hills.  Nymphing has bee good during the day with decent numbers of fish landed on the lower sections.  Match your patterns to the naturals so think smaller.  Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday with sun, wind around 5 mph, and an air temp in the low 80’s.  Based on the forecast the river should fish the same as yesterday.

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 389 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 456 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 264 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 809 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 90 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 104 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.2%


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