Delaware RIver USGS

River Location Last Taken CFS Temp F
Upper East Branch Downsville 07/30/2015 10:30:00 139 N/A
Upper East Branch Harvard 07/30/2015 09:45:00 179 58
Beaverkill Cooks Falls 07/30/2015 09:45:00 185 N/A
East Branch Fishes Eddy 07/30/2015 10:15:00 542 71
West Branch Stillesvile 07/30/2015 10:45:00 1570 43
West Branch Hale Eddy 07/30/2015 09:45:00 1580 46
West Branch Hancock 07/30/2015 10:30:00 N/A 46
Delaware River Lordville 07/30/2015 09:45:00 2080 57
Delaware River Callicoon 07/30/2015 09:45:00 2290 N/A
Delaware River Montague 07/30/2015 09:45:00 4440 N/A

Delaware River Fishing Report

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  • Ben Sheard River Report For 30-Jul-2015

    Posted on 30-Jul-2015 by Ben Sheard

    Today is starting out warm and fairly humid with good cloud cover which may lead to a bit of rain the pm hours today which will likely make for a great day on the water. Since the last report not much has changed in the way of bugs, we've been seeing the same insects at the same times for weeks now but the overall runoff throughout the system has really dried up and the East's release has been cut a bit. The East Branch has dropped quite a bit and is now down to 179 at Harvard with a temp of 58 due to the decreased release and downriver at Fishs' Eddy the flow is 550 and 70 which is starting out too hot to fish for trout. The West Branch at Stilesville is now 1,520 cfs and 42 degrees, then down at Hale Eddy the flow is 1,580 with a temp of 48. We have still been getting some great Sulphurs throughout the afternoon with a few bugs starting around noon on most days and the fish are there picking them off from their usual hiding spots. The Sulhpurs are running in the #18-20 range and the hatch seems to peak around 2-4pm on most days with sometimes too many bugs on the water if you're on the upper West. Be prepared to see some #14 Cahills, #12 Isonychia and #18-22 Blue Winged Olives mixed in amongst the Sulphurs any time from afternoon till evening. If you've fished the last month you pretty much have seen all of these bugs and likely will catch fish on all of them throughout the day. If there seem to be too many Sulphurs on the water amongst your fly try switching it up a bit with a Cahill spinner or even small BWO. With the right presentation it will likely lead to you hooking the fish. Streamers can also be effective with the increased water we've been getting and will be an excellent choice if we get a little rain over the next few days to give the super-clear water a little stain. Overall the fishing has been excellent with great hatches and hungry fish.

  • Ben Sheard River Report For 24-Jul-2015

    Posted on 24-Jul-2015 by Ben Sheard

    Today is going to be another beautiful day with a high in the upper 70's, zero humidity, sunny and best of all - big fish eating dries off the surface of a very cold river. The West Branch at Stilesville 1,500 cfs and 44 this morning and then down at Hale Eddy the flow is 1,650 and 49 degrees. The water throughout the system is still very clear despite the volume of water flowing. The East at Harvard is 517 cfs and down at Fishs' Eddy it's just below 1,000 cfs and 60 degrees. The mainstem is in great shape with excellent temps for late July with a 2,500 cfs flow at Lordville and 55 degrees. The upper West has been pretty consistent with small 18-20 Sulphurs starting around noon give or take an hour, depending on the air temp. You will also see some sporadic but consistent Isonychia and Light Cahills throughout the afternoon. The main and East are also getting some good Iso and Cahill hatches in the afternoon into evening hours. The main is also fairly wadeable in a few areas, mostly tails of pools. We have been getting some decent Blue Winged Olive hatches in the afternoon mixed in with the Sulphurs, especially on the rainy days. It looks like tomorrow is going to be a bit cloudier with some rain in the afternoon. Streamers have been working well and are great to throw around if you're in a boat and looking for fish. For fish that are giving you some trouble terrestrials like ants and beetles are always go-to flies this time of year. The rivers aren't crowded and you have many options for good fishable water this weekend. Lotsa' Luck

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