Delaware River Report / Conditions July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 Comments Off by

Despite the color the West Branch fished well yesterday.  The fish were eating streamers well in the morning.  By mid-day there were decent olives hatching and the fish were eating them in the slower pools.  There were a few sulphurs and cahills hatching to round things out.   The West Branch looks much better this morning.  The runoff is subsiding and the release from Cannonsville has been increased to 500 cfs adding more clean water.  The cloudy days and cooler nights kept the water temperatures in better shape on the lower Beaverkill and lower East Branch.  The Beaverkill looked good yesterday afternoon but the lower East is still pretty dirty in Hancock.  Today looks really good with cloud cover and winds peaking around 7 mph.  Wunderground shows no rain for today.  We are seeing a few tricos around.  That will get better as the water drops and the hatch moves forward.


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 534 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 958 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 949 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,810 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,060 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 634 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 668 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.2%



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