Delaware River Report / Conditions July 28, 2017

Jul 28, 2017 Comments Off by

We had a mix of sun and clouds yesterday afternoon and the fish were definitely happier when the clouds were around.  The Upper West Branch has settled into the normal summer fishing with sulphurs and olives.  The mid to lower West Branch was a lot of small olives and some cahills / summer stenos.  Lordville peaked at 63 degrees yesterday and there were some good Upper Mainstem reports of cahills, caddis, and olives.  Today looks like a copy of yesterday with good cloud cover and no precipitation in the forecast.  The clouds definitely help but fishing did pick up even more once the sun dropped behind the hills.  Nighttime temperatures are dropping into the 50’s.  The combination of clouds and cool nights have really helped the water temperatures on the Upper Mainstem and Lower East Branch.


Prime time on the West Branch

Prime time on the West Branch

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 750 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 538 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,160 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,550 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 403 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 497 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.2%



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