Delaware River Report: June 8, 2022

All of the river flows are climbing this morning from last night’s rain. The West Branch looks clear out front as of 5:30 this morning and is 640 cfs at Hale Eddy. The flow is still rising at Hale Eddy. If we see it go above a safe wading level or see color in the river we’ll post an update. Click on the links below for the most up to date flow information. The rain held off until yesterday afternoon but we did have the wind to contend with. Nymphing was the best bet but there were some dry fly shots. 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. It looks like any additional rain will come overnight. We should see sun and 74 degrees today. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.

Jack stuck it out in the rain 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, NY640 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY407 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,050 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,610 cfs61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY519 cfs61°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)201 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity92.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity95.5%