Upper Delaware River Report — July 5, 2010

Looks like another sunny day on the Upper Delaware River System, highs today are to reach low to mid 90’s. With Temperatures like we have been experiencing the last 2-3 days, the West Branch is still providing the best trout fishing opportunities. The West Branch, by far, has the coolest water temps which should produce bugs and it will also give the fish a better chance of surviving the fight. Today is another day where you may want to try nymphing during the heat of the day if there are no bugs or targets. Keep an eye out for caddis and sulphurs during the day today, also make sure that you have a variety of rusty spinners with you and a spent caddis pattern could come in handy too.

West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 423 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 272 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 644 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2050 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 112 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 364 cfs
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