Delaware River Report: July 9, 2022

Wunderground is calling for sun early with a few clouds in the afternoon. That sounds like sunny. So the better daytime activity should be on the upper river sections with the coldest water. Small sulphurs, a few cahills, small olives, and Isonychias should cover you. There have been some tan #18 caddis around in the morning. The dry fly action on the other river sections should pick up in the late afternoon / evening as the sun drops. Same bugs as up top. Otherwise nymphing or swining wets in the riffles will be your best bet. It’s also that time of year to blind cast Isonychia or Light Cahill patterns in broken water. We’ll hit 79 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.

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.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY543 cfs48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY547 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY185 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY352 cfs67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,160 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY144 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)104 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity82.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity89.8%