Delaware River Report / Conditions July 7, 2019

Jul 07, 2019 Comments Off by

Most of the thunderstorms missed us yesterday so the flows this morning haven’t changed much.  We has a couple of periods of cloud cover and light rain but the storms slid north and south of us.  Look to the coldest water to find daytime sulphurs mixed with a few isonychias and olives.  In th evening we should see cahills and caddis in the mix.  If you’re up early look for spinners and caddis before the sun hits the water.  Mid day it may be best to nymph, swing wets, or blind cast isonychias in the riffles.  Today will be 80 degrees, sunny, with wind from the north 5 – 10 mph.  The best news is the night time temps will drop back into the 50’s for the next few days.

Tim Glynn found a great fish eating sulphurs yesterday

Tim Glynn found a great fish eating sulphurs yesterday


Pierce with a good fish in the sun.  Bruce Miller photo

Pierce with a good fish in the sun yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

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.

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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 637 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 584 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,360 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 267 cfs 70°
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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