Delaware River Report / Conditions June 27, 2019

Jun 27, 2019 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been cut back to 896 cfs.  That should open up more wade spots in some areas while still keeping the West Branch cold.  We watched a few thunderstorms come through yesterday afternoon but we didn’t get a drop on the lower West.  We could see and hear them but they slid North of us while one or two slid South of us.  The hatching was decent yesterday – better in the colder water areas.  We had bright sun for most of the afternoon so finding shaded banks was definitely one of the keys.  Today we will have sunshine, an air temp of 81, and wind 5 – 10 from the North.  It’s time to check the water temps before you fish an area.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked at 68 degrees yesterday.  The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Mainstem at Lordville both peaked in the mid 60’s.  They are starting off warmer than yesterday and will peak much higher with the bright sunshine and lower flows.

 

Bruce Miller with a nice fish yesterday

Bruce Miller with a nice fish yesterday

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata – waning
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 969 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,110 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 878 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,770 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,150 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 782 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 896 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 693 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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