Delaware River Report / Conditions June 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018 No Comments by

Yesterday fished well but the timing was a little unpredictable.  There were some clouds rolling through but for the most part we had sunshine most of the day.  Despite the bright sun the best hatching and activity we saw was mid morning to mid-afternoon.  There were sulphurs, caddis, cahills, and a few green drakes and march browns coming off.  The fish were on them pretty good for a couple of hours.  Later in the afternoon we still had a few bugs hatching but you had to hunt for fish eating on top.  It fished, it was just a little backwards from what we would have predicted with the weather.  Today will be similar to yesterday with fewer clouds.  The air temp will reach the low 70’s.  Winds will pick up in the afternoon to around 10 mph and then drop back in the evening.  Tomorrow looks great with clouds and some rain totaling about 1/4″.

 

Eric over the weekend with his first fish on a fly rod.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Eric over the weekend with his first fish on a fly rod. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 478 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 511 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 452 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 209 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 138 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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