Upper Delaware River Report — July 6, 2010

This morning the Cannonsville Reservoir started releasing 523 cfs making our guides excited to continue to float the Upper West.  The extra release has cooled the water down to 47 degrees this morning so if your out wading make sure you dress accordingly.

Today we are expecting another warm day on the Upper Delaware. Air temperatures have been high over the past couple of days but water temperatures on the west branch are still cool. Hale Eddy stayed below 64º all day yesterday.  The best action has still been on the upper half of the West Branch where we continue to see a good amount of insect life throughout the majority of the day. Concentrate on riffles during the hottest parts of the day either nymphing or throwing a big searching pattern such as an Iso. Targets should increase as the day goes on, if you are fishing to a picky fish and have tried most of your dry fly patterns, don’t give up before trying a small caddis or small rusty spinner pattern.

West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 305 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs @ 75º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 109 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 523 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