Delaware River Report: July 1, 2022

There was a quick pulse of an extra 100 cfs from Cannonsville overnight. This was done to keep the Mainstem at Lordville from hitting 75 degrees. The flow at Stilesville has already dropped back to normal. Yesterday was another sunny so it fished a lot like normal summer conditions. There is some daytime activity on the upper river sections. Mostly sulphurs with a few cahills. The lower West Branch has been good as the sun drops with a mix of sulphurs, cahills, and a few Isonychias. Nymphing and wet flies have worked better midday. Today will be warmer hitting 89 degrees. Hopefully Wunderground is correct and we’ll see cloud cover. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the South. There is a slight chance of a stray thunderstorm.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

The flow at Stilesville has already dropped back.
Bennett took a day to chase Mainstem smallmouth. Samantha Dennis photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY649 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY219 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY494 cfs64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,430 cfs66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY189 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)144 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity92.1%