Delaware River Report: July 4, 2022

There was another overnight 100 cfs pulse from Cannonsville to keep the temp at Lordville under 75 degrees. The flow at Stilesville is almost back to 500 cfs and Hale Eddy is dropping. It shouldn’t be noticeable on the West Branch by the time most people start fishing today. Today will be a lot like yesterday but with less wind. The air temp will hit 81 degrees with sunshine. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North. The best bet for daytime dry fly activity remains on the coldest sections of the rivers. We have bee seeing some Sulphurs mixed with caddis hatching by lunchtime. 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.

Just a quick cold water pulse overnight.

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, NY504 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY649 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY213 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY500 cfs64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,420 cfs66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY205 cfs64°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)217 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity91.8%