Delaware River Report / Conditions July 15, 2017

Jul 15, 2017 No Comments by

We were hit with some decent rains yesterday and overnight.  The rivers are up a bit this morning but dropping back quickly.  The West Branch above Oquaga Creek didn’t budge and still offers decent wading this morning.  The flow at Hale Eddy is 978 cfs and dropping back so there are wade opportunities on the lower river too.  There is some color in the river this morning making it look like a great streamer morning.  If the bugs hatch it is clear enough for fish to eat so don’t go without a dry fly rod.  The West should clear throughout the day as the runoff subsides.  Today’s weather looks decent with low winds, cloud cover, and air temperatures in the 70s.

 

Jeff and Samantha with a nice brown yesterday afternoon.  Photo by Dave Price

Jeff and Samantha with a nice brown yesterday afternoon. Photo by Dave Price

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 370 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 978 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 411 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,450 cfs
64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,740 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 662 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 693 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.1%

 

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