Delaware River Report / Conditions July 8, 2017

Jul 08, 2017 Comments Off by

We’ve had a few brief showers but the rivers are essentially in the same shape as yesterday.  The West Branch is in the best shape with a release of 600 cfs this morning.  The cold release is keeping the water temperatures low throughout it’s length.  We are still fishing the same mix of small olives, sulphus, cahills, and isonychias.  There are some caddis around but they seem over shadowed by the little olives.  Nymphing and swinging wet flies have been productive during the day.  Dry fly fishing has been better during cloud cover, in shaded areas, and before or after the sun hits the water.  We should have some clouds around today with the possibility of very light rain mid day.  We’ll be a bit cooler with air temperatures in the 70’s.  The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem are all warm so definitely check those with your thermometer before fishing.


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Water temps look great at Hale Eddy

Water temps look great at Hale Eddy

Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 628 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 498 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 184 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 185 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%


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