Delaware River Report: June 21, 2022

We should see some rain this morning totaling under 1/4″. That shouldn’t do much to the river flows but the rain and clouds could definitely push some bugs. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South and the air temp will hit 75 degrees. Sounds like a good day to be on the water. With that weather report have your olives handy. There is also a chance it will push the sulphur and cahill hatches a little earlier in the afternoon. And always Isonychias and caddis this time of year. Yesterday was a bit spotty on timing but most people saw some kind of sulphur hatch. Some of the eats are very subtle so keep a close eye on likely lies and be patient.

Don with a good one yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY592 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY216 cfs54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY553 cfs58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,560 cfs60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY234 cfs58°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)120 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity90.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity95.5%