Delaware River Report / Conditions July 22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018 Comments Off by

The forecasted rain mostly missed us. There is a slight bump in the flows but not enough to affect the fishing. The front moving through gave us cooler temperatures, clouds and high wind gusts most of the day and today is starting off with the same, plus some drizzle. We should see the clouds and lower temperatures stick around through the day but the rain will taper off into the afternoon. Yesterday there was a mix of sulphurs, olives, Isos and cahills on the water. Find a spot out of the wind and give the bugs time to get going.

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 344 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 412 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 208 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 76 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 136 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%


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