Delaware River Report / Conditions July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017 Comments Off by

We were hit with a brief storm in the evening but most of the heavy stuff fell about 3o miles south of us.  None of the river flows budged much and we are starting off today virtually the same as yesterday morning.  The best dry fly action is still on the upper West Branch.  Sulphurs and olives are the most common hatches with some cahills and isonychias mixed in.  Small flies seem to be working better so have sulphurs down to #20 and olives from #20 – 24 or even #26.  Nymphing is still going to be better on the mid to lower sections of the West Branch because of the algae.  Again think smaller flies.  We will be cooler today but still in the low 80’s.  Wunderground is calling for some cloud cover but you’ll still be better off fishing shaded areas until the sun drops.  We may see some light rain tomorrow which should definitely help.  The release from Cannonsville is still 600 cfs.  The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem are still warm to fish for trout.


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
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 225 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 618 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,340 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 195 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 294 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%



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