Delaware River Report / Conditions July 23, 2017

Jul 23, 2017 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been cut back to 401 cfs.  Water temperatures on the West Branch are still in good shape.  We have cloud cover this morning with a chance of showers.  Looking at the radar it seems most of the rain will slide north of us again.  The forecasted amount of rain has been reduced and most of it should soak right into the ground.  Most of the storms look like they will happen overnight into tomorrow morning so we should be fine.  We are seeing the daytime sulphurs on the upper West with some olives mixed in.  The lower West has some olives and is definitely better for nymphing due to the algae up top. Think small with most of your flies although there are some cahills and isonychias around.  The lower East, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem are all too warm for trout.  Stick to the upper East or West Branch.


One in the net last night.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

One in the net last night. Photo by Samantha Dennis

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 374 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 481 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 450 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,130 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 160 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.1%



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