Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017 Comments Off by

We’re getting hit by some passing storms this morning.  So far none of the storms have lasted long but the rain has been heavy.  At 7 AM this morning all of the rivers still looked good in Hancock.  Some of the creeks are leaving a silt line at their mouths but overall they look okay.  All of the rivers in the system are rising right now but so far so good.  We may see a few more thunderstorms in the afternoon.  The forecast keeps shifting around but as of this morning Wunderground is calling for the rain around 2 PM.  The release from Cannonsville is 400 cfs this morning.  We had a bit more sun than expected yesterday and the daytime thunderstorms in the forecast failed to materialize.  People did well nymphing throughout the day despite the sunshine.  There were fish rising early before the sun hit the water and again in the evening.  Olives and Caddis mixed with a few cahills.  We are seeing Isonychias hatch so if you don’t want to nymph blind casting riffles with a bigger dry fly can be productive.  If you are fishing the lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, or lower Mainstem in the afternoon check the water temperature with a thermometer.

 

So far so good on the West Branch this morning

So far so good on the West Branch this morning

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
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 328 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 270 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 957 cfs
66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,810 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 427 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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