Delaware River Report / Conditions June 20, 2011

The bright skies and warmer temperatures we received yesterday delayed much of the bug activity until the last hour of daylight. Thunderstorms are predicted in the near future, which should cool the temperatures down on the main stem and east branch allowing for better conditions for hatch activity. The west branch is your best bet right now for the best water temperatures and bug activity. Your best bet midday is to focus on nymphing the riffles for rainbows and then shift your attention as the sun begins to set to looking for heads rising. The major bugs that we continue to see are dorotheas, isonychias, cornutas, and sporactic numbers of stenos.

David Burgher with a nice WB brown right before dark. Photo by: Jeff White


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 627 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 718 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,670 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 427 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 96.6% – 500 CFS