Delaware River Report: July 27, 2022

The clouds stuck around most of the day making yesterday a bit more pleasant than it has been lately. The lower West fished early while the fog was still on the water. Nymphing worked well in the afternoon. The afternoon hatches are coming off closer to the dams offering some daytime shots. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives should be on the water. We’ve seen some caddis in the mornings. Blind casting Isonychias and cahills in the riffles has put some fish in the net. We’ll have a bit more sun today with the air temp hitting 85 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

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

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.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY525 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY167 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY282 cfs65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,060 cfs66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY121 cfs65°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)72 cfs62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity71.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity83.9%