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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017 No Comments by

The cold front has arrived.  The high is going to be 25 degrees today and the wind is blowing 15- 20 mph.  There are a few snow flurries right now but there shouldn’t be any accumulation.  We’ll suffer the cold for the next few days.  Next week the forecast is calling for some days reaching the mid 40’s with some sunshine.  That may push a few of the last olives.  Otherwise nymphs and streamers.

 

Hatching:
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – Baetis sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 183 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 337 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 147 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 748 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs
42°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 41°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 449 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 51.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 9, 2017

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The sun came out yesterday and it was a really nice day to be on the water.  The bugs didn’t really show on the mid West Branch but the guys who were nymphing seemed to do really well.  Smaller flies seem to be working best right now matching the small olives that are hatching sporadically.  There are still caddis in the bushes but yesterday they decided to stay in the bushes.  Today looks like another nice day with air temps climbing to the mid 40’s by the afternoon. From here on out nymphing will be your best bet but carry olives and caddis just in case.  Tonight the temps are going to drop pretty low and we may see some snow showers.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 184 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 348 cfs
43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 151 cfs 40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 777 cfs
41°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs
42°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 519 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 471 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 51.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 8, 2017

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The air temperature stayed low yesterday and we had a little rain in the afternoon.  It wasn’t terrible for November- just enough to let you know that winter is coming.  There were a few olives on the water but rising fish were hard to find.  It was definitely a good day to nymph some of the deeper runs.  The window of opportunity is getting shorter with the colder temps.  Today looks a little better only because we should see some sun.  The wind will be light.  The cold night has caused he water temperatures to drop so they will take a while to warm up and get things going.

 

Net builders working the West Branch riffles

Net builders working the West Branch riffles

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 190 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 388 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 161 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 855 cfs
43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,510 cfs
45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 572 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 43°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 543 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 50.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 7, 2017

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We had a little more rain yesterday than initially forecasted.  The rivers bumped slightly but not enough to notice.  They did have the wind forecast correct.  Once the rain stopped it was 10 to 15 mph gusts for most of the afternoon.  It was definitely a good day to fish underneath nymphing or throwing streamers.  It’s definitely cooler this morning but should warm up to the mid 40’s today.  the winds will be kinder only gusting from 5 – 10 mph.  It may be another nymphing / streamer day but bring the small olives and caddis too.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 188 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 464 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 973 cfs
48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,680 cfs
48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 564 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 753 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 50.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 6, 2017

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It’s in the mid 50’s right now and feels really warm out.  We may have some liught rain coming through but the precip total is only supposed to be 1/4″.  Hopefully the rain pushes the olives to hatch a little earlier in the day.  Winds may pick up this afternoon with gust from 10 – 15 mph.  Bring the nymphs and wets just in case.  A loot of the leaves have dropped and with them out wind protection.  The nights are getting colder this week so it may be a little later in the day for activity.  If you want the throw streamers the lower East Branch may be a good option.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 184 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 330 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 169 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 863 cfs
51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,440 cfs
50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 564 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 83.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 5, 2017

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Yesterday started off nice but a little windy.  It looked good for swinging caddis pupa in the riffles or nymphing the drop offs.  The wind dropped around 4 and some olives came off and the caddis came out of the bushes.  There were even a handful of Isonychias hatching but few spinners.  There were some steady fish on the olives but the ones that were sporadic liked any dark caddis pattern.  We didn’t see anything eat the isos.  There is a little wind already this morning that Wunderground shows sticking around all day.  Definitely bring the nymph box but keep some dries handy in case they are wrong.  We have a decent chance of some light rain but it won’t be enough to budge the flows.

 

drowned Isonychia dun on the East Branch

drowned Isonychia dun on the East Branch

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 186 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 330 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 177 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 921 cfs
48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,550 cfs
49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 589 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 533 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 4, 2017

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The weather looked great for most of the day yesterday.  We had clouds, some light rain, and light wind.  There were a few olives here and there and a fish or two were beginning to eat.  Then around 1:30 the wind picked up and never stopped.  There are still a lot of caddis in the bushes but they did not want to fly in that wind.  There were some big splashy one time rises so nymphing or swinging wets would have been the best plan.  While it will be a little cooler today the wind should be 5 – 10 mph.  That’s a great improvement over yesterday.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 186 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 359 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 199 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs
49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,820 cfs
50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 705 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 668 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 3, 2017

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There were some olives and a few isonychia spinners out towards dark but most of our fish came on caddis.  Today should be a lot like yesterday with warm air temperatures and maybe a brief shower or two.  There may be a little more wind but hopefully the gusts are spread out like yesterday.  The rain totals look negligible.  If the long term forecast is correct we’re looking at a nice weekend.  For November it seems like a great weekend.  Nymph or swing wets until the fish start rising.  We didn’t find a lot of consistent fish  but if you could mark them most would eat the caddis.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 184 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 385 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 224 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs
52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,130 cfs
51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 842 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 743 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 2, 2017

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We are in for a beautiful day today.  Flows have dropped back and are looking good.  The air temperature will be in the low 60’s and winds should stay below 10 mph.  We’re going to see some sunshine by mid afternoon but we should see some olives and maybe some isonychia spinners when the sun starts to drop.  Nymphing or swinging wets should be better now with the lower flows.  Tomorrow looks like it should be a repeat of today with a slightly better chance of a rain shower

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 184 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 423 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 267 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,470 cfs
48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,580 cfs
46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,060 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 150 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 888 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions November 1, 2017

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The rivers are dropping and are looking better.   The West Branch is back to normal levels already.  Today is going to be cooler with a light shower in the afternoon.  No real accumulation is expected so the rivers should keep dropping.  We’ll look around for the isonychia spinners but we should have olives until it gets real cold.  Tomorrow we should see air temperatures in the 60’s.  This has been a crazy, crazy weather year.  Winds look fine over the next few days.  If the olives don’t show nymphing the riffles should work well. Water temperatures are decent and the fish are  active.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 188 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 503 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 341 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,880 cfs
46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,580 cfs
46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,420 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 150 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 47%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 79.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 31, 2017

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The rivers have dropped back quite a bit from yesterday.  There was some flooding along the Willowemoc and Beaverkill but things seem to have settled down.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy is already flowing under 1,000 cfs this morning and should continue to drop throughout the day.  A lot of people in the Northeast are still without power but we seem to have come through fine in Hancock.  Air temps have cooled down a it but are still above normal for the end of October. When the winds are calm we are seeing decent caddis and tiny olives in spots.  There are some isonychia spinners around but the wind and rain have played havoc on the spinner falls the last few days.  We’ll supposed to have some wind today so it may be good start off with streamers and then go to nymphs and wets on the West.  If you can find a wind protected spot in the afternoon you have a shot of seeing a fish rise that you can mark.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 188 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 519 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,660 cfs
48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,730 cfs
53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,590 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 150 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,900 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 44.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 78.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 30, 2017

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The Eastern side of the drainage is blown.    The Beaverkill just hooked and is flowing at 19,500 cfs.  The flow at Fishs Eddy is around 23,000 cfs.  The West Branch came up but no where near the change experienced over there.  The high flows have not hit the gauge at Lordville but that will happen soon.  It looks like a lot of the rain has passed with just a few minor showers left.   If you’re in the area be careful.  There could be some flooding in the feeder creeks too.  The Beaverkill is still over National Flood Stage Level.  If you’re planning on fishing give it a few days to drop.  Right now the Beaverkill and East are at a dangerous level.  There are probably logs and junk floating down the rivers thats best not to get hit by.  Plus the 25 mph wind gusts in today’s forecast.  If you are in the area today go visit the Catskill Flyfishing Center or check out one of the local breweries.  The West Branch will calm down quickly.  Stay safe.  Tomorrow is another day.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 198 cfs
57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,800 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,720 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 23,200 cfs
52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,730 cfs
53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 19,500 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 150 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,560 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 77.1%

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