Delaware River Report: June 7, 2022

We have a front pushing in that should bring clouds with an occasional afternoon shower. It should be a good change after a few days of blazing sunshine. The air temp will hit 76 degrees with wind 10 – 20 from the South. If we’re lucky we’ll get some calm periods. If not look for areas that will block the wind for you. Sulphur and Cahill patterns have been very effective along with caddis. Today’s weather could push some olives too. Some river sections are still seeing March Browns, Gray Fox, Green Drakes, and Brown Drakes. Definitely have your spinner patterns for those bugs ready.

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.

Byron with a decent one yesterday. 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, NY552 cfs45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY263 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY388 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,200 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY189 cfs61°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)146 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity93.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity95.8%