Delaware River Report: July 30, 2022

The upper river sections fished well again with mid day sulphur hatches. The fish can be a bit picky but they are there and rising. Presentation is more inportant than exact pattern. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives made up most of the hatch. Blind casting Isonychias has brought some fish to the net- especially early and late in the day. Sunshine, 79 degrees, and wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.

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.

Dylan with his first trout on a fly rod. Samantha Dennis photo
Mike had a good day yesterday
Mike Jr found some fish too

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 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY167 cfs62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY271 cfs70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,040 cfs70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY117 cfs71°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)61 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity70.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity82.8%