Delaware River Report / Conditions June 9, 2019

Jun 09, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a tough day.  There were some fish feeding on top very sporadically mid afternoon but the bright sun and low clear water pushed off most of the hatching to right at dark.  It felt like mid July out there at times.  Nymphing and swinging wets were definitely the best methods during the day.  Once the sun dropped we had the same hatching we’ve seen over the last week or so.  Caddis everywhere, sulhurs, cahills, and a few march brown / gray fox.  We’re looking at bright sun again today with a the air temp being a little cooler around 74 degrees.  Concentrate on nymphing and swinging the deeper runs and riffles early.  If you want to look for risers find the pools that get early afternoon shade and be patient.  The main hatching will likely be when the sun drops below the hills again.  We have some rain moving in tomorrow.  The day looks fine with most of the rain coming overnight.

The Mainstem at Callicoon and the East Branch at Fishs Eddy both peaked at or above 70 degrees yesterday.  Avoid fishing those river sections.  The Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls both peaked at 68 degrees.  If your fishing the Main stay above those areas and check the temps with your thermometer before you fish.


Matthew found one in the sunshine.  Steve Shen photo

Matthew found one in the sunshine. Steve Shen photo

Jeremy with a good one yesterday

Jeremy with a good one yesterday

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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 648 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 622 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,580 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 300 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 339 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%


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