Delaware River Report / Conditions June 22, 2020

Jun 22, 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.

There was another small, 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.  Nymphing and wets have been working during the day.  Last evening we had a mix of sulphurs and cahills with a few isonychias and small olives in the mix.  Keep your sulphur wets hady even in the evening.  The larger fish we saw were eating them just under the surface and not off the top.  Today will be a lot like yesterday with the air temp hitting the high 80’s, sunshine, and light wind.  We have a small chance of an afternoon thunder shower but it doesn’t look likely to hit us according to Wunderground.  Hopefully we get a few clouds.

Ed landed this early this morning.  Ron Reedy photo

Ed landed this early this morning. Ron Reedy photo

Jesse with a rainbow in yesterday's sunshine.  Bruce Miller photo

Jesse with a rainbow in yesterday’s sunshine. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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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 Wing 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 637 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 416 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 194 cfs 70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 97 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.5%

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