Delaware River Report: July 3, 2022

We had some afternoon thunderstorms that added a bit of water to the Beaverkill and East Branch but had no affect o the West Branch. It’s clear and just under 600 cfs on the lower West this morning. We’ll hit 78 degrees today with sunshine and wind 10 – 15 mph out of the North. The best bet for daytime dry fly activity remains on the coldest sections of the rivers. The lower sections will be nymphing / wet flies early with the best shot of dry fly action in the evening as the sun drops. No real change in hatches so sulphurs, cahills, and olives. Plus some Isonychias.

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.

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, NY496 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY587 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY246 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY643 cfs65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,630 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY279 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)217 cfs66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity91.8%