Delaware River Report / Conditions July 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018 Comments Off by

Today should be a lot like yesterday.  Mostly sun, high around 80, and light wind from the North.  The Release from Cannonsville is still 530 cfs keeping the lower river cooler than we’ve seen lately.  It’s also a good level for floating and wading.  Nymphing should work early while the bugs are active before the hatch.  Mid day sulphurs are still coming off on the upper river.  We expect the hatches on the lower river to come off a little earlier with the cooler water temps.  Sulphurs, cahills, and olives should cover most of your needs.  Definitely have some isonychia patterns just in case.  They are definitely around although come days the hatching has been better than others.

Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.  The cooler nights have helped but we should still give them a break. Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout. As the flows drop those rivers will heat up again in the sun over the next few days.

Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 582 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 698 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 307 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,140 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,040 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 585 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 530 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 662 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.5%


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