Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2011

What a day yesterday! Bugs and fish all day on the West Branch in between the rain and thunder – it was like a little piece of April in June. Today we are looking at clouds and sun, with temps in the high 70’s, which shouldn’t heat up the water too much today, and we expect the sulphurs and isos to continue in big numbers. Traffic on the river is down just a little, so the fish are feeling less pressure during the week, which will hopefully make for a great weekend!

Delaware Vet Tom Noble with a great WB Fish. Photo by: Wiley Paul


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 @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 704 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,190 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,240 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 814 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.0% – 500 CFS