Delaware River Report / Conditions July 7, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 Comments Off by

We had decent cloud cover most of yesterday morning.  By afternoon it was a mix of clouds and sun with some pretty good wind.  The wind was the cold front coming in finally giving us a night in the high 40’s.  We should have sunshine today but the temp will stay in the low to mid 70’s.  Fish were caught on nymphs during the day but there was some dry fly action on a few sulphurs and caddis.   The dry fly fishing was definitely better if you could find a spot out of the wind.

While the overnight cold temperature helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  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.

Cold nights really help

Cold nights really help

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 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 467 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 273 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%


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