Delaware River Report / Conditions July 5, 2018

Jul 05, 2018 Comments Off by

The thunderstorms went North of us.  We could hear them but we didn’t get any of the rain.  If Wunderground is correct we have an 80% chance of rain this afternoon beginning around 1 pm.  The air temperature is definitely cooler this morning and we should peak around 81 degrees this morning.  The cloud cover looks great this morning already.  Nymphing or swinging wets will be your best bet early but if we get the rain have your dry fly rod ready.  It may push the sulphurs and olives to hatch a little earlier in the day.  Most of the rain should soak into the ground but I would have a few streamers handy just in case we get a little color in the water.  It could get really good on the leading edge.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 415 cfs this morning in anticipation of the rain.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 503 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 232 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 426 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 121 cfs 74°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 217 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.8%


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