Delaware River Report / Conditions July 3, 2017

Jul 03, 2017 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 500 cfs this morning.  This is a great level for both wading and floating so we are in good shape this morning.  Water temperatures are decent on the West Branch due to the cold water release.  There was the usual mix of sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias but the hatches seemed a bit spread out.  Blind fishing isonychias and cahills in the riffles produced some fish and nymphing was decent in the fast runs and drop offs.  Today should be a nice day on the water with partly cloudy skies and air temperatures in the upper 70’s.  The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem at Lordville are all staring off at 67 degrees this morning so if you’re near those areas use a thermometer before you fish.


Dave getting a drone beer delivery on the West Branch after landing a fish.  Photo by Beth Zmijewski

Dave getting a drone beer delivery on the West Branch after landing a fish. Photo by Beth Zmijewski

Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
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 567 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 702 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,440 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 274 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 335 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%



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