Upper Delaware River Report — July 3, 2010

Today is going to be another sunny day with clear skies and no rain in the forecast.  It should be a beautiful weekend to get out and spend some quality time on the river.  Cannonsville has dropped their release rate down to 520 cfs, which will leave plenty of water to float as well as open up more areas to wade fisherman.  Yesterday’s high release of 817 cfs should have helped to flush out the river and get rid of some of the green slime in the water.  Over the past week, water temperatures have remained nice and cool all across the board.  There has been a lot of bug activity, with a variety of Sulphurs, Olives and Iso’s on the surface.  We should expect to see the same bugs on the water today. 

West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       575 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         148 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       288 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1140 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           1700 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       124 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        520 cfs
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14