Delaware River Report / Conditions July 3, 2018

Jul 03, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another day of bright sun and warm temps.  But we had a decent mid afternoon sulphur hatch on the lower West Branch.  Totally unexpected.  The bugs came and the fish were on them for a few hours despite the weather.   Nymphing and wet flies were decent before and after the sulphur hatch.  The caddis came back in the evening offering some more dry fly fishing once the sun dropped a bit.  The release from Cannonsville was dropped a bit to 615 cfs.  The flow at Downsville is up to 157 cfs so it looks like the release on the East Branch was increased slightly.  We did have some scattered thunderstorms that look like they hit above Cannonsville.  The West Branch at Walton above the dam jumped to 715 cfs.  We should have a few more clouds today with the possibility of some scattered storms.  The West Branch and East Branch above Harvard will still be your best bets for trout.  The lower East, Mainstem, and Beaverkill at Cooks Falls are all still to warm to fish.


One of Samanthas browns from Yesterday's mid day hatch

One of Samantha’s browns from Yesterday’s mid day sulphur hatch

Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 637 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 681 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 395 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 584 cfs 72°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 141 cfs 74°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 615 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 769 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.1%


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