Delaware River Report / Conditions June 29, 2019

Jun 29, 2019 Comments Off by

Today we are getting a break from the sun.  We’ll have some storms moving through but the forecasted rain total is only .32 for the day.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped again and is  619 cfs this morning.  The release from Pepacton has also been decreased and the flow at Downsville is 487 cfs.  The system is now at a good level for wading and floating. It seems like a long time since we’ve been able to wade system wide.  Sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias are making up most of the bugs we’re seeing.  There are some caddis mixed in and if you’re close to the dams have your green drake and green drake spinners with you.  If you’re fishing the freestones or Mainstem check the temp with your thermometer before you get in the water.

 

Mike with a great dry fly fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Mike with a great dry fly fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

 

Pete with a great fish on a mouse yesterday

Pete with a great fish on a mouse 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
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 693 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 671 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,490 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 484 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 619 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 406 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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