Delaware River Report / Conditions June 10, 2019

Jun 10, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a little cooler than Saturday but we had the same bright sunshine for most of the day.  Nymphing and swinging wets worked best during the day with some dry fly action at dark.  The better hatching during the day will be in the areas with cooler water temperatures.  We already have some clouds this morning and that should increase as we get towards noon.  Some rain showers start then but we should see only around 1/4″ of rain during the day.  It looks like a great day to be on the water.  More rain is coming over night.  We should see between 1/2″ and 3/4″ fall.  Some of the rivers need the water so right now this is a positive.  We’ve been dry for a week so a lot of it should soak into the ground.  Olives, cahills, sulphurs, and caddis should be out there today.  We are seeing green drakes on some sections plus a few coffin flies.  The colder river sections will still have some march browns and gray fox.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Mainstem at Callicoon both peaked at 70 degrees or above yesterday.  The Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls both peaked over 68 degrees yesterday.  It’s time to give fish in those areas a break and fish the colder river sections instead.

 

Mike with a good fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Mike with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Mike with another good one yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Mike with another good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
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.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 571 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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