Delaware River Report / Conditions July 27, 2020

Jul 27, 2020 No Comments by

There was another brief overnight pulse release from Cannonsville.  The flow is still up on the West Branch as of 6 am but it has peaked and should drop quickly as it filters down to the Mainstem.  It’s going to be warm out there with the air temp hitting 92 degrees.  We will have a few clouds and 10 mph wind from the South but plan on mostly sun.  So the forecast changes nothing.  The best shot at dry fly fishing will be closest to the dams in the coldest water.  There will be algae on the Upper West so if you want to nymph stay lower to let it filter out.  Tomorrow we cool down a bit back to the low 80’s.

 

Pete Z with mouse eater

Pete Z with mouse eater

We’re going to leave this up for a bit:  We had a phone call expressing some concern about litter- especially on the Upper East Branch.  If your fishing up there please bring a garbage bag and pick up a few things after you’re done.  Just picking up a few beer cans everyday could go a long way with keeping the landowners happy and preserving access.  We will be hosting Pig Farm Ink’s Get Trashed in the Catskills on August 15th but please do what you can in the meantime.

The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem temperatures are all starting off at 70 degrees or warmer this morning.  Give those rivers a break until they cool down. 

Hatching:
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Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Epeorus vitreus, stenocron sp., invaria
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophillia sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olive – 16 -20 – E. attenuata, cornutella

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 733 cfs  dropping at 6 AM
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 905 cfs dropping at 6 am
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 64°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 296 cfs 72°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 898 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 72°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 540 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 45 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 79.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.2%

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