Delaware River Report / Conditions July 2, 2018

Jul 02, 2018 Comments Off by

Nmphing and wets were definitely the best bets in yesterdays sun.  The dry fly fishing is best early and late.  Sulphurs, caddis, and a few cahills are making up the bulk of the bugs we’re seeing.  The are some small olives out just at dark but most fish seem to be keying on the sulphurs.  A tan #18 caddis has been our go to fly on one or two time risers.  The cold water release is keeping the West Branch in great shape during the heat wave.  We peaked at 64 degrees at the 191 Bridge.  The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, Beaverkill at Cooks Fall, and Mainstem are all starting off over 70 degrees this morning.  The East Branch at Harvard peaked over 70 degrees yesterday and probably will again today.  If you are looking for trout stick to the West Branch or the East Branch up towards Downsville.

The West Branch is in great shape right now

The West Branch is in great shape right now


Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 709 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 785 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 63°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 426 cfs 74°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,360 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 157 cfs 74°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 715 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 151 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%


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