Delaware River Report / Conditions June 29, 2011

Heavy, heavy rain last night on the West Branch’s basin, and as such our level jumped quite a bit, discoloring the river. While we are not chocolate milk, it is still stained. The gauge at Hale Eddy is giving us a value of 710 CFS this morning, but we are easily over 1000 CFS here at Home Pool , most likely the result of all the feeder streams and springs between Hale Eddy and Hancock. The river is dropping quickly, and we are expecting a partly cloudy day, so hopefully will see some bug activity. Yesterday was a bit tough in the bug department, but searching with Isos definitely was the ticket.

Bart: "If you're going to catch Chubs, you better catch Chubs that you can put on a Boga Grip - almost 4 lbs!" Photo by: Jeff White


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 519 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 715 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,090 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 8,450 cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,870 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 4,540 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 94.7% – 500 CFS