Delaware River Report / Conditions July 21, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 Comments Off by

The mid day sulphurs in Deposit are still coming off offering some daytime fishing in the sun.  The isonychia hatch seems to be picking up and there are still enough cahills around to make it interesting.  We’re starting off with a mix of sun and clouds this morning but should lose the sun in the early afternoon.  It should turn into good cloud cover for the rest of the day.  Wunderground has some rain starting around 9 pm with around 1/2″ falling overnight.  Most of that should soak into the ground.  If the forecast is correct we should see rain for the next 4 or 5 days straight with cooler air temps.  Hopefully it gives the freestone and lower rivers a break.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 338 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 404 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 211 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 685 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 155 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%


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