Delaware River Report / Conditions July 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019 Comments Off by

We’re looking at another hot day with sunshine until the rain moves in tomorrow.  We should have a few clouds around with wind 5 – 10 mph from the Northwest.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias are hatching plus a few cahills are around.  Find the coldest water to see the midday hatches.  The lower West is fishing well in the evening into dark.  Mostly sulphur and sulphur spinners on the water.  Look for shaded banks during the day.  Nymphing and swinging wets have both been effective methods- especially in a riffle with a good drop off.  Isonychia wets and smaller nymphs seem to be working the best for us.

 

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A summer staple

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 575 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,020 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 152 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 650 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 157 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%

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