Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 500 cfs this morning.  The forecast changed every time we looked yesterday.  We never received any precipitation and the sun broke through the clouds mid day.  There were a fair amount of bugs hatching but a lot of the fish were shy in the low clear water.  Nymphing and swinging wets in the riffles worked.  The fish were eating on top when the sun dropped behind the hills.  Overall it was a pleasant day to be on the water.  We had the usual suspects with caddis, cahills, sulphurs, and olives.  If the forecast holds today looks like a good day.  We should see clouds and light rain amounting to less than 1/4″.  There were some olives and caddis on the water this morning and a few fish eating in the fog.


There were a few caddis on the building last night

There were a few caddis on the building last night

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 392 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 585 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 758 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,450 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 319 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 419 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%


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