Delaware River Report / Conditions July 29, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 Comments Off by

Olives.  We had fewer clouds than forecasted but people were able to find fish rising to olives and sulphurs.  Besides the duns we are seeing decent numbers of olive spinners during the hatch so look closely at the water when you find risers.  Definitely carry your summer sulphurs / cahills in #14 – 16 and a few isonychias.  The iso hatch has been spread out but they are around.  A few Golden Drakes have been spotted along with the Tricos.  The trico fishing should get better as the runoff subsides and the flow slows down.  Mid to lower West Branch is in decent shape for nymphing.  Smaller flies seem to be working better even underneath.  We’re looking at more sun today with just a few clouds.  Cooler air temperatures will help.  We should drop down to 50 degrees tonight.  If you plan on fishing the Upper Main, Lower East, or Lower Beaverkill check the water temps first.  The sunshine over the last couple of days has brought those water temperatures back up.


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 687 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 429 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 973 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,150 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 337 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 423 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.1%



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