Delaware River Report / Conditions July 22, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 Comments Off by

We were hit with an evening thunderstorm that seemed to help the fishing.  Once the brief rain stopped there were olives hatching even on the lower West Branch.  The fish seemed happy with the cloud cover and fog and were rising.  The upper West Branch had a nice flush of sulphurs the fish responded to.  There was not enough rain to budge the river flows and we are beginning today about the same as yesterday morning.  The West Branch is in great shape and is 58 degrees at the 191 Bridge.  The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem are all starting off at 70 degrees this morning so avoid those areas for trout.We should have cloud cover for most of the day with a little light rain in the afternoon.  It looks like a really good day to be on the water.

Hatching:
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
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 475 cfs
70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,270 cfs
70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 188 cfs 70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 266 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.1%

 

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