Delaware River Report: August 5, 2022

Yesterday’s thunderstorms slid around us here on the lower West Branch. We had some wind and a few drops of rain in the afternoon but overall it was a non factor. There was no pulse from Cannonsville overnight so we are starting off this morning about where we’ve been most of the summer. Small sulphurs and cahills are still hatching during the afternoon in the coldest river sections. The lower river sections have been a mix of olives and cahills towards dark. There are a few caddis around so that might be worth a shot on picky fish. We have some cloud cover this morning with a 50% chance of some precip. The total rainfall should be a negligible .13″. 86 degrees with light and variable wind,

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY520 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY162 cfs62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY216 cfs70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY953 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY84 cfs73°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)51 cfs69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity66.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity80.6%