Delaware River Report / Conditions July 17, 2017

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We had a bit more sun than we wanted yesterday so nymphing was definitely a good choice until the sun dropped behind the hills.  There were some mid day sulphurs on the upper West West but everything definitely picked up towards evening.  Today looks better with some clouds already moving into the area.  We may see some rain this afternoon but we’ll have to wait and see.  Most of the storms have been tracking away from over the last few weeks.  We did see more cahills and isonychias over the weekend so those hatches should improve.  Little olives and sulphurs are making up the bulk of the food right now so definitely carry those patterns.  Small olive spinners have worked really well lately.

Tim with another from the weekend.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Tim with another from the weekend. 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 538 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 277 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 865 cfs
66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,480 cfs
68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 297 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 415 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.1%

 

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