Delaware River Report / Conditions June 23, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 Comments Off by

Today looks like a good fishing day.  The air temp should peak around 64 degrees, some light rain, clouds, and winds around 5 – 10 mph.  We may see a thundershower but the total precip. should be under 1/4″.  Yesterday was another mix of clouds and sun.  There was some hatching early and again in the evening.  Sulphurs, cahills, caddis, and a few tiny olives.  Mid day some people were able to find fish eating caddis.  Blind casting March Browns and cahills  will still bring up some fish in the riffles.  We are seeing some isonychias but a lot of them are crawling out on the rocks in the lower water levels. Between the isonychias and caddis out there a good wet fly fisher should do well.

 

Bruce Miller doing a little night fishing last night

Bruce Miller doing some night fishing last night

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
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:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-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 460 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 312 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 925 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 122 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 85.3 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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