Delaware River Report / Conditions July 18, 2017

Jul 18, 2017 Comments Off by

We had a few storms roll through in the evening and overnight but they were more bark than bite.  Most of the rivers had a minor bump in flow but they are dropping back already.  The West Branch looks good this morning and the water temperature is 58 in Hancock.  The level is good for both wading and floating right now.  Today looks good with a forecast of partly cloudy skies, low winds, and a slight chance of a shower in the afternoon.  Little olives continue to be the main hatch followed by sulphurs and cahills.  The isonychias are out there but the hatch is spread out so far.  That’s not a terrible thing if you like to blind cast riffles and really work the water.  We are pretty clear so nymphing or swinging wets is definitely an option today.

 

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 627 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 299 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 865 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 299 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 585 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.1%

 

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