Delaware River Report / Conditions June 27, 2018

Yesterday’s sun delayed most of the mayflies from hatching until later in the day. We saw sulphurs, caddis and small olives during the evening hours. There were also several species of spinners out there, some on the water and even more in the air. The forecast today is calling for showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. It’ll be cloudy and cooler which will help the afternoon fishing. The lower East Branch and Main Stem are starting out warm this morning. Make sure to check the water temperatures with a thermometer throughout the day.


Theo with a nice brown on a sunny day. Photo by Jared Makowski

Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 481 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 332 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 934 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 129 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 142 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.6%