Delaware River Report / Conditions June 4, 2019

Jun 04, 2019 Comments Off by

There were some fish landed on top during the day but the dry fly action got really good after the sun started to drop below the hills.  That’s also about the time the wind finally died down.  Nymphing worked well while the wind was blowing.  March browns, cahills, sulphurs, tan caddis, gray fox, and some cornutas are out there.  Lower river sections are seeing some green drakes.  This is the time of year to watch risers closely and try to figure out what bug they are eating.  We’re coming off a cool night but the air temp should warm up into the low 60’s today.  Wind should only be 5 -10 mph out of the West.  Sun for most of the day with clouds coming in the late afternoon.

 

Mike Brewer sent us this picture from the weekend

Mike Brewer sent us this picture from the weekend

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 797 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 963 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,130 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 410 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 402 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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