Upper Delaware River Report — July 9, 2010

These next two days should give us exactly what we have been hoping for—rain and a break from scorching temperatures.  While today’s high is still 85 degrees, we are happy to get out of the 90 degree range that we had been in.  Right now there is great cloud cover, and the forecast says we should have thunderstorms just after noon and through the night.  Tomorrow, those storms will turn to showers throughout the entire day, and there should be a considerable drop in temperature, with tomorrow’s high only reaching 74 degrees.  This should make for a good weekend to fish, and some cooler temperatures should lead to more bug activity on the water.  If the clouds are out, look for Olives, in addition to Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis.  Don’t let the rain deter you, this can be a great opportunity to fish.  Just make sure to bring your rain gear!

West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 908cfs @ 75º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2120 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 365 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 86.1 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 525 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