Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 665 cfs.  The timing looks like it was done to help cool the Mainstem during today’s heat.  Wunderground has us peaking around 88 degrees today with a little over 1/4″ of rain.  That’s a lower temp and more rain than the forecast was originally calling for.  The forecast is calling for scattered thunderstorms so they will either hit us or hit 20 miles away. Definitely pack a raincoat just in case.  It will be a hot one until the storms push through so bring a lot of water on the river.  Nymphing and swinging wets was the best bet for most of yesterday until the sun started dropping.  By late afternoon we started seeing caddis mixed with a few sulphurs.  Cahills and a few Green Drakes made a brief appearance and the sulphurs were picking up at dark.  Most of our dry fly fish ate a #16 tan cornfed caddis.


Zack with his first fly rod fish!  Photo by Steve Shen

Zack with his first fly rod fish! Photo by Steve Shen

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 677 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 698 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 357 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,220 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 156 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 665 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 101 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.6%


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