Delaware River Report / Conditions June 1, 2019

Jun 01, 2019 Comments Off by

It sounds like it was hard to pick a bad piece of water yesterday and everyone out there did well and caught fish.  There were more clouds out there than originally forecasted and that definitely helped.  Lots of caddis during the day just about everywhere.  Some sections had decent gray fox hatching with some sulphurs while other areas had small hendrickson spinners and a few cahills.  There are even some tiny olives hatching now.   The fish should start eating those more in the lower flows.  Today looks like another good day with cloud cover this morning and a chance of the thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Total precipitation during the day should be around .25″ so they are not calling for real heavy storms.  We may see the same amount fall overnight.  If Wunderground is accurate the rivers will come through just fine with maybe a small bump in flows.  We are still at great levels for floating and wading on most of the System.


Fred Nelson with a good brown yesterday

Fred Nelson with a good brown yesterday


Drew with a good fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Drew with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson
  – #16 – E. X (male & female) – mostly spinners
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp. – waning
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 661 cfs 50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 965 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,210 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,790 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 543 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%


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