Delaware River Report / Conditions July 8, 2019

Jul 08, 2019 No Comments by

We had decent sulphurs hatching yesterday with some isonychias and cahills mixed in.  There are some golden drakes around too.  The risers were tough in the sunshine but they were theyre if you were patient.  A lot of small fish are showing which is great to see but the big fish are still eating too.  The clouds rolled in right around dark and are still out there this morning.  They’ll give way to more sun in the next few hours and we’ll hit 80 degrees today.  Wind will be 5 mph from the North.  Last night was in the 50’s and tonight’s air temp should drop back down there again.

 

Daniel says they'll eat an Iso

Daniel says they’ll eat an Iso

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.

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 637 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 523 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 234 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 193 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.8%

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