Delaware River Report / Conditions July 2, 2013

Jul 02, 2013 Comments Off by

UPDATE: Some of the upstream feeders were inundated with rain this morning, and Hale Eddy is now at 4,000 CFS and climbing steadily.

Once again the rain just circled around us, only giving a little bump in the flows. The cloud cover and scattered showers yesterday made for some pretty good dry fly action river-wide, even into the evening. The streamer bite was still there, but like the dry fly fishing, it quieted down any time the sun poked out from the clouds. Today is looking very similar, with cloud cover and scattered storms throughout the day, as well as pea-soup-thick humidity. The bugs should be active, and with a bit more water spilling over the dam, the fish should be looking for Alewives as well!

Theo May with a BIG West Branch fish. Photo: Jeff White

Theo May with a BIG West Branch fish. Photo: Jeff White

What’s Hatching:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL

Hydropysche species – Tan Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerella invaria- Sulphurs – #14

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 790 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,460 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 333 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,180 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,980 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 793 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100.6% – 500 CFS release


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