Delaware River Report / Conditions June 2, 2013

Jun 02, 2013 Comments Off by

UPDATE: The Release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been dropped to 275 CFS, and we are still at the lowest Table (4a). Please do not try to apply logic in this situation, it won’t work.


It was definitely a summertime day yesterday – except for the part where we have oodles of water, of course. Bright sun, hot air temps made for a slow day of dry fly fishing, but the streamer bite was incredible! That being said, as we approached evening, there were good hatches of Dorthea and Isos, as well as psuedos and Green Drakes. Even in the heavy current the fish were coming up and eating – even more so in the slower back eddies and shallower flats. The DEP is still releasing 1,000 CFS as best we can tell (they have not updated the notification), as our temps are definitely lower on the West. The “1.5 inches” of rain predicted for today has evaporated, but we are still expecting some thunderstorms to roll through in the early afternoon. The additional cloud cover is welcome, and will do nothing but help the fishing overall!

Paul and Samantha Chain show off a nice MS Brown. Photo: Jeff White

What’s Hatching:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drakes – #8-2XL

Stenonema vicarium – March Browns – #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox – #12-2xl

Hydropysche species – Tan Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Epeorus vitreus – PED, Pink Lady – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerellainvaria- Sulphurs – #14

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,970 cfs @ 60º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,430 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,950 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,650 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,110 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 607 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.7% – 1,000 CFS release


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