Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2018

Jun 08, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday the hatches seemed to come in flushes.  When the mayflies were on the water the fish were happy and eating on top.  There was a little of everything out there:  March Browns, Gray Fox, Cahills, Green Drakes. Pink Ladys, Olives, a few Sulphurs, and Caddis.  No one mayfly was really heavy for us but they were all out.   We had some afternoon sunshine come out a little earlier than expected making the caddis happy.  Some riffles had fish sporadically eating them in the bright sun.  The warmer weather kept the fishing going into dark.  Depending on where you fish dark could mean Coffin Flies, March Brown and Gray Fox Spinners, or caddis.  If you covered them enough they would eat.  Today should be a little warmer with light winds from the North.  Sunshine most of the day.  Nymphing or swinging wets should be good until you see some action on top.  Watch the broken wavy water carefully for caddis eats.  The weekend forecast is now clear.  Water levels are good for wading and floating.


Ron fishing the evening.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Ron fishing the evening. Photo by Samantha Dennis

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
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 510 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 547 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 584 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,420 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 193 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%


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