Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018 Comments Off by

While we had the bright sun and hot temps yesterday there was just enough wind and clouds coming through to keep it reasonably comfortable in the shade.   It felt great standing next to the cold river.  There were some fish eating olives in the morning before the sun really hit the water.  Once the sun was up it was a nymphing wet fly game until evening.  In the evening it’s still a mix of sulphurs, cahills, olives, caddis, and a few march browns and gray foxes.  There have been some Isonychias around but we haven’t seen great numbers of them yet.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped back to 415 cfs.  The Mainstem, Lower East Branch, and lower Beaverkill all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  Stick to the West Branch or Upper East Branch to protect the fish and find the best hatching.  Today is going to be in the high 70’s with sun.  We did get a little rain overnight but it soaked right into the ground.


Even the spiders on the Delaware like th elittle olives

Even the spiders on the Delaware like the  little olives

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 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 477 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 370 cfs 71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,130 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 156 cfs 70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 173 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.8%


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