Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2011

Yesterday was a warm one, resulting in slow and sporadic bug activity throughout the day. When the bugs are sparse, it is always a good idea to use a large Iso as a searching pattern and drum the banks, foam lines, current seams, as well as swift riffles. Using this technique seemed to be the ticket on the Main yesterday when the fish were not consistently rising. It was difficult to find a bug on the East Branch, until right before dark when the sky was filled with Stenocron spinners resulting in mass feeding throughout the river. Even though the water is high on the East and the Main, they are remaining clear and fishable.


Isonychia bicolor – Iso/Slate Drake #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Ephemerella cornuta – Light Blue Wing Olive #14

Ephemerella deficiens – Dark Blue Wing Olive #16

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Ephemerella invaria – Light Cahill – #12

Stenonema stenocron – Light Cahill – #14

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Pseudocloeon – Little BWO’s- #22-#26

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 570 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 314 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,400 cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,420 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 820 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 94.7% – 500 CFS
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