Delaware River Report / Conditions June 26, 2020

Jun 26, 2020 Comments Off by

The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem temperatures all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  The lower East at Fishs Eddy peaked close to 76 degrees.  Give those rivers a break until they cool down. It’s not awesome that people are still floating down to Buckingham.

We finally got a little rain yesterday and it soaked right in to the ground.  The rivers are starting off pretty much the same as yesterday morning.  Today’s weather is even going to look like yesterday’s.  The air temp will reach 80 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds, and wind 5 – 10 from the West.  Since the weather will be about the same as yesterday it should fish the same.  If you’re looking for daytime dry fly activity head for the coldest water.  The lower sections will be better for nymphing / swinging wets until the sun drops and the sulphurs hatch.  There has been some early morning activity on left over spinners and some olives hatching. Blind casting isonychias and cahills in the riffles has produced some fish.  Nymphing is tough in Deposit due to the algae so if you do like to nymph stay lower on the WB.  We have a better chance of rain Saturday.

West Branch tmps remain good despite the weather and lower water

West Branch tmps remain good despite the weather and lower water

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 542 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 543 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 953 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 149 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 106 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.1%

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