Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2019

Jun 28, 2019 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 741  cfs opening up even more wade opportunities on the West Branch.  The level is still good for floating so we’re getting lose to having the best of both worlds.  We had bright sun yesterday but there were enough bugs to get some fish looking up early.  The sulphurs and cahills hatched in the early evening with the sulphurs making up the bulk of the food.  We’re in for another bright, hot day so find the shade.  Nymphing and swinging wets should produce early.  We’re also in the great part of the season when blind casting isonychias in the riffles can really pay off.  The air temp will cool down a little as some thunderstorms move through.  We should only see 1/4″ of rain so things are looking good for the weekend.

 

Dan Williamson with a good one

Dan Williamson with a good one

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
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 803 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 911 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 820 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,840 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 741 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 485 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.7%

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