Delaware RIver USGS

River Location Last Taken CFS Temp F
Upper East Branch Downsville 09/20/2014 09:30:00 109 N/A
Upper East Branch Harvard 09/20/2014 08:45:00 103 53
Beaverkill Cooks Falls 09/20/2014 08:45:00 65 N/A
East Branch Fishes Eddy 09/20/2014 09:15:00 198 58
West Branch Stillesvile 09/20/2014 09:45:00 1330 50
West Branch Hale Eddy 09/20/2014 08:45:00 1350 51
West Branch Hancock 09/20/2014 09:30:00 N/A 52
Delaware River Lordville 09/20/2014 08:45:00 1670 55
Delaware River Callicoon 09/20/2014 08:45:00 1250 N/A
Delaware River Montague 09/20/2014 08:45:00 2140 N/A

Delaware River Fishing Report

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  • Ben Sheard River Report For 19-Sep-2014

    Posted on 19-Sep-2014 by Ben Sheard

    The West is still on the high side with a flow in the low 900's this afternoon with the water coming from Cannonsville still a bit stained. Up around Deposit the visibility is around 18" or so if you don't have much rain. As you go down on the West the silt does drop out and the water becomes clearer and clearer. Past Balls Eddy the river is pretty clear with 3+ feet of visibility and down around Hancock the water is clear. The East Branch is very low but after the confluence of the East and West the mainstem is in great shape and is very clear and wadeable. The streamer fishing on the upper West has been good with the turbid water. Usually the sun in the curse of death for streamers in the clear water but the stain allows you to productively fish them throughout the day. There are some bugs popping on the upper stretches of the West and if you find fish feeding on top they will eat the first fly presented properly most of the time. As you go down the West the water clears and the streamer fishing will lose effectiveness but the dry fly fishing is pretty good from afternoon on. Not that you can't find some rising fish earlier in the day. Same goes for the mainstem, the dry fly fishing is good from afternoon to evening, mainly fishing to the many rainbows that are currently hanging out there. The bugs are pretty much the same everywhere with Light Cahills in size 14-16, some smaller 18 Hebe's (or Sulphur pattern of choice), 18-24 Blue Winged Olives, 16-20 winged ants and #12 Isonychia. The fishing has been very good though lately and the mid-week crowds are nonexistent, weekends will be a bit more crowded but you will probably be surprised at the quality of fishing if you make it up. Lotsa' Luck

  • Ben Sheard River Report For 13-Sep-2014

    Posted on 13-Sep-2014 by Ben Sheard

    The West Branch got an increase in the release late last night or this morning, bringing the flow up to 1,230 at Hale Eddy. This is pretty good streamer water but is pretty high for most people to wade. With the turbidity and high water level the dry fly fishing may not be the greatest on the West but there are other options. The East Branch is on the low side with a flow of 249 at Fishs Eddy but has been fishing pretty well the last couple of weeks on top. The mainstem is in great shape as well with the higher water from the West and low water from the East makes a nice happy flow. Today looks to be rainy most of the day and should be pretty good for the fishing. Prior to this higher water on the West the lower West into the mainstem was fishing well for this time of year with some decent Cahill activity, some Isonychia and small Blue Winged Olives. Blind casting the larger Isonychia or Cahills has been working well when there isn't much going with steadily rising fish. The streamer fishing could be really good on the West as this is the water we need for it as there is quite a bit for the fish to come up through to eat small dries and the stain of the water really helps too. Darker colors like black, purple and brown should be good choices with the low light. If we do get some decent rain today they will likely cut the release back down on the West as the main Delaware way down is very low and thats why they are releasing the extra water. Lotsa' Luck

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