Delaware River Report / Conditions June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018 Comments Off by

Found: Set of car keys in the water at Balls Eddy.  If you’ve lost a set there drop us an email at

Yesterday’s cooler air temp and cloud cover helped keep the water temps in check on the West Branch.  We had about 30 seconds of rain that didn’t even have a chance to soak into the ground.  Caddis seemed active for most of the day offering some dry fly activity.  There were some sulphurs and cahill mixed in and we are seeing just enough of the big bugs hatching to keep them on the list.  There have been some olives in the morning before the sun hits the water.  Today will be warmer and brighter than yesterday.  There should be some active caddis during the day but bring the nymph rigs to work the riffles until evening just in case there is a mid day lull.  There are some spinners over Homepool this morning so if you head out early you may get lucky in some of the big pools before the sun hits them.


The West Branch is staying cool

The West Branch is staying cool

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 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 464 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 336 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 972 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 103 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.3%


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