Delaware River Report / Conditions June 21, 2020

Jun 21, 2020 No Comments by

The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem all went over 70 degrees yesterday.  Give those rivers a break until they cool down.

The was a quick pulse release from Cannonsville to cool the rivers down a bit but the flow is already dropping back.  It’s not enough water or long enough to cool the Mainstem down to a decent temperature for fishing.  It was only enough to keep the Lordville temp within the confines of the management plan.  The thunderstorms missed us again so the rivers are starting off pretty much the same as yesterday.  Today will be in the mid 80’s, sunny, with wind 5 – 10 from the South.  Your best bet for mid afternoon dry fly activity will be in the coldest water.  Otherwise nymphing or swinging wets will be you best bets down below.  Sulphurs, Isos, and caddis.  Blind casting cahills or Isos could also work in the riffles.


Mike with a rainbow in the sunshine yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Mike with a rainbow in the sunshine yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

The brief pulse from Cannonsville overnight.

The brief pulse from Cannonsville overnight.

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Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Epeorus vitreus, stenocron sp., invaria
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophillia sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wined Olive – 16 -20 – E. attenuata, cornutella
Dark Blue Sedge-  #16 – Psilotetra sp.
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 558 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 441 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 203 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 104 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.5%


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