Delaware River Report / Conditions July 31, 2017

Jul 31, 2017 Comments Off by

The best fishing today will be on the upper West Branch and upper East Branch.  Look for the coldest water.  There should be daytime sulphurs and olives in Deposit and Stilesville.  Although small flies have been working better carry some Cahills, Isonychias, and Golden Drakes just in case.  Areas with mid day shade will also fish better.  Yesterday’s bright sun and hot air temperature bumped the water temps up just enough to push most of the mid to lower river hatching to dark.  Find the water in the 50’s.  Today’s air temperature will be cooler at 80 degrees but the sun is going to shine.  The lower East Branch, Mainstem, and lower Beaverkill all warmed up into the high 60’s yesterday.  We’re leaving them alone until they cool back down.


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 526 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 611 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 314 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 712 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,600 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 241 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 298 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.1%



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