Delaware River Report / Conditions July 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 599 cfs.  This will be good for the river since even the lower West Branch got warm yesterday in the bright sun.  Look for the bugs in the colder water.  There were sulphurs, olives, and a few isonychias hatching yesterday.  We are looking at another warm day with air temperatures approaching the high 80’s.  We should have some clouds around which will help but look for places that get early shade for risers.  This is going to be a good day to fish the Stilesville area during the day. The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem are all too warm for trout.  The lower Mainstem temperatures look great for smallmouth as an alternative.  The air temperatures will cool down toward the weekend.

Water temperatures are great on the upper West Branch

Water temperatures are great on the upper West Branch

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 589 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 698 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 758 cfs
68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs
70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 243 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 411 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.9%

 

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