Upper Delaware River Report — July 11, 2010

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Today’s weather forecast predicts partly cloudy skies and a very slight chance of rain.  The flows on the West Branch are still lower than they were during this past week and will likely remain that way at least through the weekend.  Floating would be very difficult under these flows, but wading can be very effective.  There are plenty of opportunities for good fishing on the Upper West Branch and nice fish are being caught every day.  Today you should see various sizes of Olives and Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis.  Look for Tricos in the early morning.  If there isn’t much bug activity during the day, try nymphing the riffles.  Keep in mind that tippet size could play a huge factor in these conditions, and if your fly keeps getting ignored, bumping down to a lighter tippet may do the trick.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       473 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         167 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       370 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1040 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2490 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      85.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies                 Size 8 4XL

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