Delaware River Report / Conditions June 7, 2016

Jun 07, 2016 Comments Off by

All of the the rivers in the system have dropped back considerably overnight and all seem to be in good shape this morning.  The West Branch looks great at 726 cfs at Hale and is clear. The forecast for the week is looking great with a chance of rain almost every day and much cooler nights.  A couple of nighttime air temperatures down in the 40’s and 50’s will be great for the water temperatures on the lower East Branch and on the Mainstem.  Unless we get a good rain the rivers will continue to drop over the next few days. There is no major accumulation predicted in the forecast.
There was a decent sulphur hatch yesterday in the evening mixed with a few stenos and caddis. Streamers fished well early with a lot of chases and some eats.

Grant with a healthy fish yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Grant with a healthy fish yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Green Drakes – 8-2xl – 10-2xl – E. Guttalata
Brown Drakes – 10-2xl- E. simulans
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl- Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema fuscum)
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 441 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 726 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 869 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,110 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 427 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 985 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 365 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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