Delaware River Report: June 5, 2022

The bright sunny day have fished a lot like Summer days. Nymphing early with good bugs as the sun drops. Yesterday evening was a good mix of Cahills, caddis, and Sulphurs. Plus some river sections are still seeing March Browns, Gray Fox, Green Drakes, and Brown Drakes. Things definitely improved when the wind dropped towards dark. Today will be another sunny one but the air temp will peak at 75 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North – so much better than yesterday.
The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. The Mainstem at Lordville came close at 69 degrees. It’s time to give these rivers a break until they cool back down.

Beth with a nice fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Dave coming through in the sunshine. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. Guttalata
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 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY560 cfs45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY274 cfs55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY436 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,290 cfs62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY215 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)82 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity94.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96.6%