Delaware River Report / Conditions June 6, 2018

Jun 06, 2018 Comments Off by

The cool air temps and cloud cover over the last few days have really helped keep the water temps in check.  Callicoon only peaked at 62 degrees yesterday.  The whole system is in great shape for wading and floating.  We’re keeping the clouds and cool air again today.  Right now we’re fishing all of the big bugs with March Browns, Gray Fox, Isonychias, and Green Drakes out there.  Don’t overlook he smaller offerings since a lot of fish are eating the caddis, olives, and sulphurs too.  Right now you can blind cast big bugs and find fish and find fish keyed in on smaller flies who ignore everything else.  It’s a fun time to be on the river.  There are definitely Coffin flies out there at night.  The spinner fall is hard to predict but don’t leave the river early and have some stout tippet just in case.  The weekend is looking great.  We may have some rain but they keep downgrading the amount in the forecast.  The way the forecast is trending in the end we’ll probably have showers and good cloud cover – and good fishing

 

Even though it's June have your rusts ready at dark

Even though it’s June have your rusts ready at dark

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 714 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,640 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 342 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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