Delaware River Report: June 6, 2022

Today will be another sunny day but we have a chance of rain tomorrow. Even if the storms miss us some cloud cover will be nice. Today should fish like the last few with nymphing early and decent mayfly and caddis hatches as the sun drops. Sulphurs and Cahills have been our mainstay aside from the caddis. Some river sections are still seeing March Browns, Gray Fox, Green Drakes, and Brown Drakes. Definitely have your spinner patterns for those bugs ready. Today will be sunny with the air temp peaking at 79 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked around 68 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these rivers a break until they cool back down.

Doug with one in the sunshine yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Joe with a wide bodied brown. 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, NY556 cfs45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY270 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY407 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,230 cfs62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY201 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)72 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity94.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity96.6%