Delaware River Report / Conditions June 17, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 No Comments by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 401 under Chart 4E.  The rain also gave the rivers a very slight bump but everything remains in good shape this morning.  Yesterday was a great day of comfortable air temperatures and cloud cover.  It paid to be patient but there were good numbers of fish eating caddis, olives, isonychias, and then sulphurs in the evening.  Some of the fish are getting a little picky in the low water so watch your cast and try smaller flies first.  Nymphing is still decent in the lower flows- especially with the low light conditions.   It looks like we’ll see similar weather today with less than 1/4″ of rain.  The forecast seems to be changing every time we look so keep an eye on it.

 

Every bump in flow is a bonus

Every bump in flow is a bonus

Hatching:
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 322 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 525 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 810 cfs
59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,450 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 347 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 419 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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