Delaware River Report / Conditions July 4, 2018

Jul 04, 2018 Comments Off by

While we watched a few clouds come by during the day, yesterday was another bright, sunny day.  There were some caddis out during the day but nymphing and swinging wet flies were the way to go to catch fish.  Match the size of the active bugs right now so think small sulphurs and cahills.  The best bet for dry fly during the day would be to head close to Cannonsville and the colder water temperatures.  The mid to lower West Branch should turn on in the evening as the sun drops.  Blind fishing isonychias in the riffles or covering one time risers with a caddis would be good bets.  Today will be cooler with the air temp hitting the mid to high 80’s.  We may see a thunderstorm or two in the afternoon but the forecasted precipitation is less than 1/10th”.  Tomorrow looks good with an 80% chance of rain.

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 664 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 452 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,290 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 128 cfs 73°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 615 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 293 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.8%


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