Delaware River Report / Conditions July 6, 2018

Jul 06, 2018 Comments Off by

We woke up to some light rain  this morning but the total accumulation should be less than 1/10″.  The cloud cover is a welcome change.  The sun will poke out later but we will keep some of the clouds too.  It looks like a good morning to look for risers on the lower West Branch.  We have a few sulphurs, isonychias, and small olives on the door.  The air temp is only going to climb to 75 degrees today and the overnight temp should be around 50 degrees.  The heat wave has broken.  The rain / thunderstorms in yesterday’s forecast missed us.  Most of the hatching on the lower West Branch happened after dark last night.  The water temps climbed into the mid 60’s with the lower release and sunshine.   Fishing underneath was abetter bet during the day.  The temps shouldn’t climb as fast today with the change in the weather.


After dark last night

After dark last night

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 418 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 412 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,040 cfs 72°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 124 cfs 75°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 198 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.1%


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