Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2020

Jun 16, 2020 Comments Off by

We warm back up today with the air temp hitting the high 70’s.  We’ll see sunshine with no real wind. There’s no precipitation in the forecast until Friday.  People have been finding some fish on top early in the day before the sun hits the water.  If you’re already up here it may be worth checking some of the big pools early.  Mid day with bright sun you may need to break out the nymphs or wet flies. There are a lot of caddis out there so you may find some fish eating in the riffles. Look for edges that get early afternoon shade.  Sulphurs, isos, light olives, and cahills have all been out once the sun starts to drop.  Definitely have some sulphur and isonychia spinners if you’re out until dark.

Peter with a good brown yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Peter with a good brown yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

Hatching:
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Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Epeorus vitreus, stenocron sp., invaria
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophillia sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wined Olive – 16 -20 – E. attenuata, cornutella
Dark Blue Sedge-  #16 – Psilotetra sp.
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 582 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 629 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 294 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 146 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.2%

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