Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2018

The rain fell on and off for most of yesterday.  We topped it off with a couple of thunderstorms overnight.  All of the rivers are up a bit but still low enough to wade.  The West Branch has some color but it is fishable and there are already a few people out there.  The cooler air temps, rain, and cloud cover helped the water temps drop throughout the system.  We should see a little more rain today but the total will be less than 1/4″.  Winds will be 5 – 10 mph from the West.  The flows should level out and begin to drop this afternoon.  The West Branch usually clears quickly.  The West Branch above Oquaga Creek has barely bumped and is clear and cold.  It looks like a great day to start off throwing streamers in the morning and look for rising fish in the afternoon.  Cahills, sulphurs, and olives should make up the bulk of the menu.  If the wind forecast is correct the caddis should be active too.


The West Branch flow above Oquaga Creek is steady

The West Branch flow above Oquaga Creek is steady

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:

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 773 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 292 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 663 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 234 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.2%