Delaware River Report / Conditions September 5, 2018

Sep 05, 2018 Comments Off by

We had a good number of olives hatching yesterday but they were getting off the water quickly in the sun.  We did find fish eating the small olives in long flat pools.  They were still willing to eat an iso.  The West Branch is low enough to nymph or swing wets in some areas.  Otherwise concentrate on shaded areas until the sun drops below the hills.  There are still a few left over sulphurs hatching on the upper West so that’s not a bad place to start.  Today will look a lot like yesterday with sun and an air temp in the mid 80’s.  The rain that was forecasted for today looks like it is now coming tomorrow evening.

The tailwaters are in good shape but the Beaverkill peaked over 70 degrees at Cooks Falls yesterday.  It is starting off at 68 degrees this morning.  Skip that river and fish cold water.

Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,110 cfs 51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 596 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,000 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,220 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 228 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,145 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 203 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%



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