Delaware River Report / Conditions July 28, 2018

Jul 28, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s forecasted rain missed us.  We heard a little thunder off in the distance but stayed dry.  The release from Cannonsville Reservoir was increased to 500 cfs yesterday afternoon.  The increased released should drop the water temp on the West Branch down into Hancock.  That cooler water may push the bugs on the lower West to hatch earlier in the day.  We have a 30% chance of a light storm this afternoon but count on sunshine.  The West Branch and the upper East Branch are both in good shape for wading this morning.  Sulphurs, cahills, olives, and isonychias will make up the bulk of the mayflies.   With the sun and humidity we’ve had it’s time to put a few flying ants in your box just in case.  The rest of the rivers in the system are dropping back and the flows will continue to fall over the next few days.  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. As the flows drop those rivers will heat up again in the sun over the next few days.


Perfect for the end of July

Perfect for the end of July

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 550 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 797 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 416 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,030 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,400 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,220 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.5%


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