Delaware River Report / Conditions July 25, 2018

Jul 25, 2018 Comments Off by

We had a few more rain showers yesterday afternoon but luckily most of them were brief.  The West Branch stayed fishable for most of the day.  In the afternoon we had one storm that finally muddied up the river.  It was enough rain that there was even color in Stilesville by early evening.

This morning is a whole different story.  We had some more rain overnight and the river is up, moving, and off color this morning.  More rain coming. We have a little over 1/4″ of rain in the forecast this morning and 1/2″ in the forecast overnight.  If you are already in the area your best and only bets would be to check Stilesville and Downsville above the feeder creeks.  Fishing below those spots is not an option today.  Once the rain stops the West Branch should recover quickly.  If you were planning on driving up here today to fish do not. Wait until the rivers drop after the rain ends.

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 350 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,650 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 295 cfs 64°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,400 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,890 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 72°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 65°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%


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