Delaware RIver USGS

River Location Last Taken CFS Temp F
Upper East Branch Downsville 08/01/2015 12:30:00 139 N/A
Upper East Branch Harvard 08/01/2015 12:45:00 173 62
Beaverkill Cooks Falls 08/01/2015 12:45:00 154 N/A
East Branch Fishes Eddy 08/01/2015 12:15:00 467 72
West Branch Stillesvile 08/01/2015 12:45:00 1520 44
West Branch Hale Eddy 08/01/2015 12:45:00 1580 48
West Branch Hancock 08/01/2015 12:30:00 N/A 50
Delaware River Lordville 08/01/2015 11:45:00 2010 56
Delaware River Callicoon 08/01/2015 11:45:00 2250 N/A
Delaware River Montague 08/01/2015 11:45:00 3510 N/A

Delaware River Fishing Report


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  • Ben Sheard River Report For 01-Aug-2015

    Posted on 01-Aug-2015 by Ben Sheard


    The weather this morning is starting out nice with temps in the low 60's and a bit of cloud cover. The flows are pretty much what they have been with a nice cold flow of 1,500 on the West Branch and down on the mainstem it's gonna be around 2,000 cfs at the confluence. The temps on the whole West are excellent with the morning temp all the way at the end of West in Hancock at 45 degrees and down on the main you'll have good temps for most of the river where you'll be trout fishing. The upper East should be ok for a while but with the low release you'll have to watch where you fish it as it will warm up to unfishable temps fairly quickly as you get lower on the river. The bugs and fishing, especially on the West, is simply as good as you'll ever see it on this river. The Sulphur hatches have been phenomenal, starting around noon on most days, and continues 'till the evening hours when the fog usually rolls in around sunset. You will also see some good #14-16 Lt Cahill activity with the duns mixed in with the Sulphurs throughout the afternoon. The #12 Isonychia are also out and about in decent numbers and the fish are taking them. The fish are taking the Sulhpurs and can definitely be a bit choosey but if you fish up here much and know whats going on they're actually very easy with a decent fly and perfect presentation. The fish are in great shape with this volume of cold water and you are actually able to use a little heavier tippet even on the small flies. Enjoy the great weather and great fishing. Lotsa' Luck



  • 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.



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