Delaware River Report / Conditions July 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018 Comments Off by

The runoff is slowly subsiding throughout the system and the rivers are returning to normal flows.  The upper West Branch and upper East Branch are still your best bets for rising fish during the day.  The lower West is clear out front this morning.  We have some cloud cover right now with a chance of rain today.  The rest of the weekend looks dry.  Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.  Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout.  Streamers should be a good option while there is fog on the water and while we have cloud cover.  Nymphing should be productive again with the lower flows and clearer water.  Sulphurs, isonychias, and cahills should cover most of your dry fly fishing.


Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
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 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 822 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 498 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,140 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,270 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,920 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 64°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,630 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%


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