Delaware River Report: July 8, 2022

For daytime dry fly activity look for sulphurs in the coldest river sections with some cahills and Isonychias. Mainly sulphurs. There are a few caddis around in the morning along with some left over spinners in the bigger pools. The lower river sections had some small sulphurs hatching a little earlier than we expected. A few cahills, and small olives were mixed in but it was mainly about the sulphurs down here too. We have cloud cover this morning but that should burn off and turn to sunshine. It’ll hit 82 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.

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.

Mike did well last night. John Loughlin photo

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, NY547 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY191 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY374 cfs67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,200 cfs67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY154 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)117 cfs68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity82.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity90.1%