Delaware River Report / Conditions July 21, 2020

Jul 21, 2020 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another bright and sunny one.  Today looks the same with a few more clouds so the report is pretty much the same.  The best shot at daytime dry fly fishing will be closest to the dams in the coldest water.  Nymphing will be better on the lower West due to less green algae.  We should have some more clouds rolling in sometime in the late afternoon.  Wunderground is showing a 60% chance of showers overnight with a precip total of only .12″.  The rain will do nothing for the rivers but the clouds will be nice.  It looks like a better chance of rain tomorrow and Thursday.  They did pulse a release from Cannonsville again overnight but the flows are already dropping.  We should end up right back around the 540 cfs we’ve had for a while.

 

Beth with a nice Mainstem smallmouth yesterday.

Beth with a nice Mainstem smallmouth yesterday.

The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem temperatures are all starting off at 70 degrees or warmer this morning. Even the East Branch at Harvard peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  Give those rivers a break until they cool down. 

Hatching:
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Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Epeorus vitreus, stenocron sp., invaria
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophillia sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olive – 16 -20 – E. attenuata, cornutella

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 550 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 750 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 64°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 416 cfs 72°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,070 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 189 cfs 71°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 540 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 59 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 81%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.4%

 

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