Delaware River Report / Conditions June 30, 2018

Jun 30, 2018 Comments Off by

We’re hearing we may get an additional 300 cfs release from Cannonsville Reservoir this afternoon.  The additional cold water should help keep the river cool over the next few days.  We’ll update as soon as we see the additional water coming down.  It’s going to be hot out there today.  The air temp will be in the low 90’s with sun and light winds from the South.  Look for shade and bring plenty of water. Fish with your thermometer.  The lower EB, Beaverkill, and Mainstem will heat up today.  The West Branch and Upper East Branch should be fine.  Check the temperature on any freestones before you fish.

Sulphurs, cahills, and caddis made up the bulk of what we saw yesterday.  There were sulphurs hatching mid day but the majority of them came in the evening.  Swinging wet flies or nymphing were the best bets during the day.  There was still a bit of color in the West Branch so people were throwing streamers and catching fish too.  The river cleared up nicely by mid day and is in good shape this morning.


Bill and with a rainbow yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

The Widaggs with a  chunky rainbow yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 609 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,460 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 246 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%


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