Delaware River Report / Conditions July 14, 2017

Jul 14, 2017 Comments Off by

We had a little rain overnight that has continued through this morning.  The West Branch looks good with just a small bump at Hale Eddy.  The lower East Branch has climbed the most running just under 1,000 cfs right now.  We should see some additional rain today with a few breaks in between.  Olives were once again the bug of choice last night.  We’re doing better fishing the smaller sizes so definitely carry flies #20 and smaller.  There are still a few isonychias, sulphurs, and cahills on the lower West Branch and the sulphur hatch has picked up a bit on the upper river.  Water temperatures are great on the entire West Branch and upper East Branch but too high for trout on the lower East Branch and Mainstem.  The release from Cannonsville is 401 cfs.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
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 383 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 534 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 966 cfs
66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 427 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 969 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.3%

 

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