Delaware River Report: July 11, 2022

There was a quick pulse release from Cannonsville overnight. This was timed for extra cold water to hit the Mainstem to keep it below 75 degrees at Lordville. The extra release last a couple of hours and the flow is already dropping back to normal. It won’t really be noticeable and shouldn’t affect the fishing at all. Today will have “Plenty of Sunshine” and hit 85 degrees according to Wunderground. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the South. So normal conditions when the best daytime activity will be on the river sections with the coldest water. The mid to lower WB should dry fly fish in the evening as the sun drops. Small sulphurs and small olives are making up the bulk of the hatches. There are some cahills, Isonychias, and a few caddis on the water too.

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

A quick pulse. the flow is already dropping back to normal.
All the mayflies that get lumped together as Cahills are just cool

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY627 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY711 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY179 cfs59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY316 cfs66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,090 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY128 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)86.8 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity82.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity89.8%