Delaware River Report / Conditions July 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 650 cfs.  The West is still fine for wading and floating with the additional water.  The bumped broke up some algae that was floating in Deposit last evening but hopefully that settled by now.  This is likely a thermal release to help cool the rivers a little bit during today’s heat and sunshine.  There has been no change to the release from Pepacton.  We do have a small percentage chance of rain today but we’re likely looking at a partly cloudy sky.  The air temp will hit 90 with wind  5 – 10 mph from the South.  Find some shade midday for yourself and the fish.  The increased release from Cannonsville isn’t enough to change the way he river has been fishing so look for daytime hatching on the upper West Branch and late afternoon evening hatching on the mid to lower West Branch.  Sulphurs, little blue winged olives, isonychias, and cahills.


An extra push of cold water will be good today

An extra push of cold water will be good today

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 717 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 336 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 650 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) Eqp. Failure
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%


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