Delaware River Report / Conditions July 16, 2017

Jul 16, 2017 No Comments by

The river flows have droppped back overnight and we are looking good this morning.  The West Branch flow at Hale Eddy is 616 and the water has cleared up significantly overnight.  Today looks nice with an air temperature of 80, low winds, and partly cloudy skies.  The next rain in the forecast is tomorrow afternoon but it looks like there is only a 50% chance of us receiving any.  Most of the storms have pushed north or south of us over the last few days.  The streamer fishing has been good – even better when the sun isn’t hitting the water.  Dark flies have worked well for us over the last few days.  Little olives have been the main hatch.  There have been quite a few on the water even in the mornings.  there are some sulphurs and cahills around plus an isonychia here and there.  If you want to fish dries and don’t have targets blind fishing cahills in the riffles has been decent.  The clearer water will definitely help the nymphing today.  Smaller flies on the drop offs should do the trick.

 

Peter and Tim with a nice one yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Peter and Tim with a nice one yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

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 616 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 326 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,910 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 403 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 511 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.1%

 

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