Delaware River Report / Conditions June 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020 No Comments by

It rained a little this morning around 6 am.  Not enough fell to affect the river flows but still good to finally see the ground wet.  It’s just awesome to see a cloud!  Today will be a mix of clouds and sun with the air temp about 10 degrees cooler hitting 80 degrees.  Wind will be from the West 10 – 15 mph.  The air temp will drop to the low 50’s tonight which should help the water temps.  The release from Cannonsville was pulsed to 700 for a brief  period overnight but the flow is already dropping back.  The current release is probably 460 cfs so we’ll end up right around where we’ve been for the last few days.  We’ve hard mixed reports from yesterday.  Some people saw okay dry fly fishing and others didn’t – even within a mile or so of each other.  If you’re seeing a few bugs but no fish move.  Sulphurs, cahills, olives, and a few isonychias should cover most of what you will see.  If the clouds stick around it will definitely fish better today.  For day time dry fly action your best bet is in the coldest water.  Evenings have been okay on the lower West Branch.

The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem are all starting off over 70 degrees again today.  Give those rivers a break until they cool down.

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 589 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 750 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 64°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 402 cfs 73°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 169 cfs 71°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 101 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

 

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