Delaware River Report / Conditions July 28, 2020

Jul 28, 2020 Comments Off by

There was another quick pulse release from Cannonsville overnight.  It looks like the flow at Stilesville peaked around 680 cfs but it is already dropping back this morning.  Today will be cooler with the air temp reaching 83 degrees with some cloud cover.  The chance of rain dropped to 30% with wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  There were some storms last night but most of them slid North of us and we barely got enough rain to wet the ground.  so the fishing is the same with some action on the lower West in the early morning and after the sun drops.  Otherwise nymphing is your best bet.  Daytime head up closer to the dams in the colder water.


The flow a Stiles will should settle back to the level we've had for a while now

The flow a Stiles will should settle back to the level we’ve had for a while now

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. 

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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 746 cfs  dropping at 6 AM
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 738 cfs dropping at 6 am
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 66°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 285 cfs 75°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 879 cfs 72°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 125 cfs 75°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 540 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 63°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 68 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%


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