Delaware River Report / Conditions – June 23, 2011

A bit of an odd day on the water yesterday – we had rain, and lots of bugs but the fish seemed to be hesitant to sticking their heads out into the fog. This is some of the best late season hatch activity we have seen in a long time; hopefully today is a different story and the fish will show themselves. With the aid of the new water release schedule,we have seen early hatch activity on the  upper West Branch progressing down stream to the Main Stem, where the temperatures have remained consistent in the mid-sixties. The forecast for the next couple of days remains to be the same, thunderstorms and overcast skies, which in turn could result in some spectacular mid-day bug activity.

Kevin Smaracko with a nice WB brown on his day off. Photo By: Stephen Shen


Isonychia bicolor – Iso/Slate Drake #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria – Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon – Little BWO’s- #22-#26

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 627 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 966 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,040 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 607 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 94.6% – 500 CFS