Delaware River Report / Conditions July 13, 2019

Jul 13, 2019 No Comments by

There were no significant changes in flows overnight so we are starting off pretty much where we were yesterday morning.  The lower West has been fishing well in the evening into the night with sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias.  If you are fishing in the afternoon try swinging isonychia wets and nymphing drop offs and riffles.  The very top of the East and the upper West Branch have had the daytime sulphur activity.  The intensity of the hatch varies each day but there are bugs.  On bright sunny days there are still fish eating on top.  If you’re looking for big fish concentrate on shaded banks and edges and ignore the smaller fish feeding.  Today will be in the low 80’s, sunny, with wind 5 – 10 from the West.

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
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 580 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 393 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 178 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 650 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 157 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%

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