Delaware River Report / Conditions July 6, 2019

Jul 06, 2019 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville was bumped slightly yesterday but looks like it is dropping back already this morning.  The current release is 600 cfs until further notice. We didn’t get the thunderstorms yesterday, just a mix of clouds and sun.  Today we have an 80% chance of afternoon storms but the predicted precip. total has been dropped to 1/4″.  If Wunderground is correct we should have good cloud cover by lunch.  The mid day sulphurs are hatching on the tailwaters and you will find some isonychias and cahills mixed in.  Caddis and spinners have been active in the morning.  Swinging wet flies and nymphing should work well until the hatching picks up inn the afternoon.

 The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Yesterday's bump in Stilesville is already dropping back down

Yesterday’s bump in Stilesville is already dropping back down

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 725 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 804 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 596 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,510 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 214 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.8%

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