Delaware River Report / Conditions July 3, 2019

Jul 03, 2019 Comments Off by

It took the bugs a while to get going yesterday but once they started it went almost till dark.   Sulphurs and small, light olives were out in a good numbers with some isonychias and cahills mixed in.  Pseudos and pseudo spinners were in the mix too.  The fog moving in and out kept things interesting but there were fish eating.  Nymphing was effective earlier in the afternoon.  We’re in for more sun today with the air temp hitting the low 80’s.  Wind light and variable.  Look for fish eating in the shade early and fish the cold water.  It sounds like a day with good spinner fall potential.

 

A good one last night

A good one last night

Dan Williamson in the dark last night

Dan Williamson in the dark last night

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 659 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 706 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 336 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 283 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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