Delaware River Report / Conditions June 25, 2020

Jun 25, 2020 No Comments by

It was cooler overnight so there was no pulse release from Cannonsville.  Hopefully that means less loose floating algae in the upper river today.  Today will look a lot like yesterday with a high of 80 degrees, sun with some clouds, and wind 5 – 10 from the West.  There is a slight chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon.  The best day time dry fishing is in the coldest water but the evening sulphurs on the lower river sections is picking up.  Mix in some cahills and isonychias and it’s not bad for the end of June.  The cooler weather will certainly help until we get a reasonable release from Cannonsville.

The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem temperatures all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  The lower East at Fishs Eddy peaked close to 78 degrees.  Give those rivers a break until they cool down.

 

John landed his first Delaware rainbow yesterday.  Marc DeJong photo

John landed his first Delaware rainbow yesterday. Marc DeJong 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 534 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 638 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,000 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 167 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 126 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%

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