Delaware River Report / Conditions July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017 Comments Off by

We were hit with a good storm overnight and woke up to a steady rain this morning.  All the rivers in the system are up and off color.  It looks like the rain is tapering off this morning so the West Branch should drop and look a lot better tomorrow morning.  The flow didn’t move much at Stilesville so the West Branch above Oquaga Creek should be in decent shape.  If you go up there you should see some afternoon sulphurs and olives.  It is still perfect for wading up there.  Below Oquaga Creek it looks like a streamer from the boat kind of day.  If the river drops quickly enough there is a slight chance of finding a few fish on top in the big pools so carry a dry fly rod too- but count on throwing streamers for the most part.  Try dark streamers first in the off colored 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 374 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 944 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,790 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,830 cfs
64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,690 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 527 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 63°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 511 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.1%

 

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