Upper Delaware River Report — July 4, 2010

Flows on the West Branch have dropped some since yesterday, after another change in the release rate from Cannonsville Reservoir.  This means that most fishing is once again going to be concentrated to the Upper West Branch, where water temperatures are still very nice and cool.  The high temperatures for the next few days will be in the 90s, with a lot of sun in the forecast for today.  Morning and evening will offer the best chance for fisherman to see bug activity, as well as escape from some of the midday heat.

Hope everyone has a great Fourth of July! 

West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       412 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         145 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       282 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            861 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2350 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       118 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        347 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