Delaware River Report / Conditions July 9, 2018

Jul 09, 2018 Comments Off by

Today looks like it will be a mirror image of yesterday.  Sunshine, low 80’s, with light wind.  The upper West Branch is seeing the daytime sulphur hatches mixed with some small olives.  The lower West Branch has seen morning and evening dry fly activity on sulphurs and olives too.  Mid day  on the lower sections with the bright sun has been nymphs and wets in the riffles.  No matter where you fish carry some isonychias, cahills, and caddis.  If you are fishing until dark bring some larger stoneflies.  We should get some clouds rolling in mid afternoon tomorrow.  The rain shouldn’t be enough to do anything to the flows but the cloud cover will be a welcome change.

While the overnight cold temperatures have 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.

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 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 344 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 916 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 107 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 186 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%



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