Delaware River Report / Conditions July 4, 2019

Jul 04, 2019 Comments Off by

Happy Independence Day!

Yesterday was tough in the heat and sun but the bugs were hatching.  The bigger fish were a bit shy until the sun dropped a bit in the evening. Sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias in the evening.  Stick to the shaded areas during day if you’re looking for rising fish. Nymphing and swinging wets have been putting some fish in the net too.  Today’s weather looks a lot like yesterday.  Hot with bright sun.  Wind from the south 5 – 10 mph.  We have some rain moving in tomorrow and Saturday that should bring us some relief.  Stick to the tailwaters or headwaters today.  Water temps will be best closer to the dams.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday and will go higher today.

Vince with a nice one yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Vince with a nice one yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

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.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 656 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 308 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 264 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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