Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2016

Jun 08, 2016 Comments Off by

The thunderstorms yesterday mostly hit the West Branch. Luckily they were brief, the river did not get muddy and is up only a small amount. The cool night has the water temperatures starting off a little lower today. These next few days of milder air temperatures and lows in the 40’s will help the system stay fishable. Sulphurs, Isonychia, Light Blue Winged Olives and tan caddis were the most common hatches.

Bob with a nice rainbow.

Bob with a nice rainbow.

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 502 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 738 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 266 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 824 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,780 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 356 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 507 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 362 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.2%

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