Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2019

Jun 08, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a bright sunny day with few clouds.  There were some fish caught on dries mid day but nymphing and swinging wets were your best bets until the sun dropped a bit in the afternoon.  The dry fly fishing picked up in the late afternoon with a good mix of caddis, sulphurs, and cahills.  There are still march browns and gray fox out there and a couple of green drakes being spotted here and there.

We have a couple of days of warm temps and sun ahead of us until we see some rain move in Monday.  Look for sections of river that get shade earlier in the day or riffles where caddis may be active to find some mid day surface activity.

Check water temps if you are fishing the lower Mainstem.  Callicoon peaked around 69 degrees yesterday and will likely go higher today with the bright sun and hot air temp.

Sam with a good brown yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Sam with a good brown yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

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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 670 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 685 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,700 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 333 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 402 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%


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