Delaware River Report / Conditions June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018 Comments Off by

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The wind was tough yesterday but the bugs hatched and the fish ate anyway.  It was another odd day when the best hatching on the West Branch was mid morning through mid afternoon.  The sulphurs were coming off and the fish were eating them in the riffles.  They were being blown off the water on the flats.  There was enough down time that you could make a cast and cover the fish.  In the later afternoon into early evening we had more Cahills, Green Drakes, Gray Fox, and a few March Browns coming off.  They were still eating a lot of the emergers underneath but we stuck with dries and found enough fish eating on top to keep it interesting.  The caddis were active in between the wind gusts too.  Today looks like it will be similar to yesterday.  Saturday looks great with winds only 5 – 10 mph.  The air temp will climb into the high 70’s but it will be so nice not having the wind.

one from Bob's camera card from the last week

one from Bob’s camera card from the last week

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:
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 518 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 529 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 452 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,210 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 201 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 126 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%


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