Delaware River Report / Conditions July 2, 2019

Jul 02, 2019 Comments Off by

We had sun most of the day but the hatching was decent in the cold water sections of river.  Warmer sections turned on in the evening.  Sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias are still the main food items.  The sulphurs have started the normal afternoon hatching close to the dams.  Nymphing and swinging wets did work earlier in the day.  This morning we have the normal fog over the West Branch but that should burn off ushering in a day much like yesterday.  79 degrees with wind 5 – 10 from the North.  There is a 40% chance of PM thunderstorms but the forecasted rain total is only .04″.  Hopefully those storms bring in good cloud cover a little earlier in the afternoon.  The release from Cannonsville is 549 cfs.  These are the best wading conditions we’ve seen in 10 months.  Floating is still a viable option too.  The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Mainstem at Lordville both peaked around 69 degrees yesterday.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked at 70 degrees.  If you’re on  a freestone or far downstream from one of the dams it’s time to check the water temp before you fish.


Leonard with a good one last night.  Samantha Dennis photo

Leonard with a good one last night. Samantha Dennis photo


Dan Williamson with the release yesterday

Dan Williamson with the release yesterday

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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 246 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 751 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,600 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 356 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%


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