Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017 Comments Off by

The Cannonsville release remains at 275 cfs this morning.  We had clouds all day yesterday and a cool night so water temperatures are starting off a little lower this morning.  We’ve seen a few drops of rain this morning and may get a little over 1/4″.  That should soak into the ground and not make much of a difference in flows.  Dark Blue Sedges and Isonychias are working well right now.  Both are decent flies to blind fish through riffles too when nothing is rising.  We’re still seeing some sulphurs and cahills coming off.  Some sections may have a few Coffin Flies around so still carry a couple in case you get lucky.  Nymphing has picked up in the lower water and people are doing well on small patterns.  In heavier runs swinging Isonychia wet flies should work well today.

Theo found a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Theo found a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen


Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata (waning- mostly spinners left)
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 238 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 381 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 795 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 353 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 275 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°  Gauge seems off- check with a thermometer
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 395 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%


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