Delaware River Report / Conditions July 9, 2019

Jul 09, 2019 Comments Off by

Today is going to be very similar to yesterday.  Sunshine, low 80’s, and light wind.  Mid day look to the colder water for the best hatching of sulphurs, olives, and a few isonychias.  In the evening we should see hatches on the lower stretches of sulphurs, cahills, isonychias, and olives.  We’ve seen some golden drakes around too.  We’re coming off another cool night but the water temps are starting off the same as they did yesterday.  There has been some activity in the mornings with caddis and some olive spinners.  The hatching on the lower West has been going into the dark so don’t leave the river too early.


Hale Eddy stayed in the 50's this week.

Hale Eddy stayed in the 50’s the last couple of days

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 637 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 484 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,250 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 223 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 173 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.3%


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