Delaware River Report: June 12, 2022

We had a bit more afternoon sun than Wunderground led us to believe but people did find some decent dry fly action in the afternoon. The cool nights have helped keep the water temps in check and everything looks good this morning. Sulphurs made up the bulk of the mayflies n the water with some cahills, Isonychias, and olives in the mix. We’re stil seeing decent numbers of caddis in the bushes so definitely carry those. We should hit 71 degrees today with cloud cover. The rain total should be around .14″ with some thunderstorms possible. Wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.


What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY601 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY374 cfs54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,230 cfs56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,240 cfs59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY519 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)211 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity92.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96%

Delaware River Report: June 11, 2022

The river flows have dropped a bit from runoff and everything looks good this morning. We’re seeing a few bugs during the day but the best dry fly fishing has been late afternoon into dark. We’re seeing more Isonychias mixed with the sulphurs and Cahills. There have been some olives mixed in too. Wunderground is calling for 74 degrees with clouds moving in during the afternoon. Wind will be light and variable. Hopefully they have it correct.


Mark got some fish to the net yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY625 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY461 cfs54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,510 cfs57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,680 cfs60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY647 cfs57°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)267 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity92.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96%

Delaware River Report: June 10, 2022

The river flow are dropping back to normal as the runoff subsides. We’re coming off a cool night so the water temps are down a couple of degrees this morning. That’s a nice setup for the weekend. The wind made yesterday tough but people managed to find a few fish. We’re seeing more Isonychias mixed with the sulphurs and Cahills. Caddis are still a major player during the day. Today will be cool hitting 73 degrees with sunshine. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.


Jeremy with one on a streamer yesterday. Bennett Ragland photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY690 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY581 cfs54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY2,080 cfs57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY3,780 cfs58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY962 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)449 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity92.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96%

Delaware River Report: June 9, 2022

We had some rain overnight and the river flows are up this morning. Hale Eddy is 780 cfs and climbing. Some of the feeders are adding color but it’s not fully across the river in Home Pool as of 7 am. We’ll keep an eye on it and update if anything changes. Click on the links below for the most up to date flow information. Wunderground only shows an additional .01″ of rain today so we should peak and settle a bit by late afternoon. We’ll see 68 degrees with wind 10 – 20 mph from the North. The lower West Branch is clear enough for fish to rise this morning. If you can hide from the wind you should see sulphurs, cahills, and olives. Some people will throw streamers today but nymphing is still a good option.


Don with a nice one. Steve Shen photo
Jeremy Shurites on a rare day off
Bennett found some fish yesterday

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY780 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY498 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,050 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,420 cfs60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY647 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)393 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity92.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity95.7%

Delaware River Report: June 8, 2022

All of the river flows are climbing this morning from last night’s rain. The West Branch looks clear out front as of 5:30 this morning and is 640 cfs at Hale Eddy. The flow is still rising at Hale Eddy. If we see it go above a safe wading level or see color in the river we’ll post an update. Click on the links below for the most up to date flow information. The rain held off until yesterday afternoon but we did have the wind to contend with. Nymphing was the best bet but there were some dry fly shots. Sulphur and Cahill patterns have been very effective along with caddis. Today’s weather could push some olives too. Some river sections are still seeing March Browns, Gray Fox, Green Drakes, and Brown Drakes. It looks like any additional rain will come overnight. We should see sun and 74 degrees today. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.


Jack stuck it out in the rain yesterday. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY640 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY407 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,050 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,610 cfs61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY519 cfs61°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)201 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity92.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity95.5%

Delaware River Report: June 7, 2022

We have a front pushing in that should bring clouds with an occasional afternoon shower. It should be a good change after a few days of blazing sunshine. The air temp will hit 76 degrees with wind 10 – 20 from the South. If we’re lucky we’ll get some calm periods. If not look for areas that will block the wind for you. Sulphur and Cahill patterns have been very effective along with caddis. Today’s weather could push some olives too. Some river sections are still seeing March Browns, Gray Fox, Green Drakes, and Brown Drakes. Definitely have your spinner patterns for those bugs ready.


The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked around 68 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these rivers a break until they cool back down.

Byron with a decent one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY552 cfs45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY263 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY388 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,200 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY189 cfs61°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)146 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity93.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity95.8%

Delaware River Report: June 6, 2022

Today will be another sunny day but we have a chance of rain tomorrow. Even if the storms miss us some cloud cover will be nice. Today should fish like the last few with nymphing early and decent mayfly and caddis hatches as the sun drops. Sulphurs and Cahills have been our mainstay aside from the caddis. Some river sections are still seeing March Browns, Gray Fox, Green Drakes, and Brown Drakes. Definitely have your spinner patterns for those bugs ready. Today will be sunny with the air temp peaking at 79 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.


The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked around 68 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these rivers a break until they cool back down.

Doug with one in the sunshine yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Joe with a wide bodied brown. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY556 cfs45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY270 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY407 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,230 cfs62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY201 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)72 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity94.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96.6%

Delaware River Report: June 5, 2022

The bright sunny day have fished a lot like Summer days. Nymphing early with good bugs as the sun drops. Yesterday evening was a good mix of Cahills, caddis, and Sulphurs. Plus some river sections are still seeing March Browns, Gray Fox, Green Drakes, and Brown Drakes. Things definitely improved when the wind dropped towards dark. Today will be another sunny one but the air temp will peak at 75 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North – so much better than yesterday.
The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. The Mainstem at Lordville came close at 69 degrees. It’s time to give these rivers a break until they cool back down.

Beth with a nice fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Dave coming through in the sunshine. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY560 cfs45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY274 cfs55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY436 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,290 cfs62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY215 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)82 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity94.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96.6%

Delaware River Report: June 4, 2022

Yesterday was another bright sunny day. It was a beautiful day to be on the water but a few clouds would have helped the fishing. Nymphing was better in the morning with some dry fly action in the evening. There were a few spots with active caddis in the afternoon. Caddis, march browns, gray fox, sulphurs, cahills, brown drakes, and green drakes are all on the water. We’ve had decent spinner falls in the last week so definitely keep that box handy. Today will be another sunny one but the air temp will peak around 74 degrees. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY578 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY284 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY500 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,400 cfs64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY246 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)99 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity94.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96.6%

Delaware River Report: June 3, 2022

The river flows have dropped a bit since yesterday but everything is in good shape. The overcast sky and cooler air temps have helped the water temps drop a few degrees. Hopefully we see some mid day caddis in the sun. Most of the mayfly activity has been in the evening into dark with some shots in the afternoon. Caddis, march browns, gray fox, sulphurs, cahills, brown drakes, and green drakes. Definitely have your coffin flies. We’ll hit 75 degrees today with sunshine and wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.

Alysson found some fish yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo
Gary had a good afternoon. Samantha Dennis photo
John did well. Bennett Ragland photo
Josh with a heavy one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY601 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY307 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY636 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,660 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY311 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)144 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity94.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96.8%

Delaware River Report: June 2, 2022

We were hit with some decent storms last night but the rivers look good this morning. The West Branch at Hale Eddy is 726 cfs and dropping. We’re still at a decent level for floating and wading. The West is clear out front and the East Branch looked clear in Hancock at 6 am. Most of the rain must have soaked into the ground. Today we have a slight chance of some rain but should just see clouds with the air temp hitting 76 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North. Caddis, march browns, gray fox, sulphurs, cahills, brown drakes, and green drakes.
The Mainstem at Lordville, East Branch at Fishs Eddy and Beaverkill at Cooks Falls all came close to 70 degrees yesterday despite the cooler weather. It’s still time to give these rivers a break until we get a serious cool down.

The West Branch flow is clear out front this morning and already falling

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY726 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY456 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY856 cfs64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,240 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY502 cfs63°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)171 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity94.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96.7%

Delaware River Report: June 1, 2022

The release from Cannonsville was increased to 500 cfs. That’s not enough to be noticeable on the water but it is something. Yesterday was another hotbright day pushing most of the activity to low light times. Today will be cooler hitting 77 degrees with good cloud cover. There is a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Wunderground is only calling for 1/4″ of rain during the day so we’ll have to watch how the storms track. Caddis, march browns, gray fox, sulphurs, cahills, brown drakes, and green drakes. Today’s weather may push some olives too. The cloud cover may also help the hatching start earlier in the afternoon.
The Mainstem at Lordville, East Branch at Fishs Eddy and Beaverkill at Cooks Falls all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday and are starting off hot this morning. It’s time to give these rivers a break until we get a serious coo down.

A slightly higher release from Cannonsville.

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY556 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY266 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY473 cfs66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,240 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY219 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)106 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity97%
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