Delaware River Report / Conditions July 14, 2019

Jul 14, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another bright and sunny day.  Small olives and sulphurs were hatching.  There were small fish rising during the day with a nice one here and there.  Shaded banks were definitely better.  Nymphing and swinging wets seemed to work the best during the day until the sun dropped and the hatches picked up.  Some fish were landed blind casting isonychia and cahill dries during the day but fishing underneath seemed more consistent.  Today looks similar to yesterday.  The sun is already out and the fog is off the river.  We may see a few clouds roll through in the afternoon but the real break come Wednesday with some rain coming in.


Tim Glynn got on the water early this morning

Tim Glynn got on the water early this morning

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.

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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 575 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 374 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,060 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 167 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 650 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 157 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%


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