Author: Jeff White

Delaware River Report: August 7, 2022

There was another 200 cfs pulse from Cannonsville overnight but the levels are already back down. Small sulphurs and cahills are still hatching during the afternoon in the coldest river sections. Definitely have your small olive box too. The lower river sections have been a mix of olives and cahills towards dark. There are a few caddis around so that might be worth a shot on picky fish. Today will be slightly cooler with a chance of mid-afternoon thunderstorms.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Another pulse from Cannonsville to keep Lordville at 75 degrees

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY513 cfs47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY690 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY159 cfs62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY254 cfs71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY962 cfs70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY108 cfs74°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)60 cfs70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity66.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity80.3%

Delaware River Report: August 6, 2022

There was another pulse from Cannonsville overnight so we are starting off this morning at 668 cfs at Stilesville. The flow has peaked and is dropping back already. It should filter through the West Branch by the afternoon. It’s still at a fine level for wading and floating. Sometimes the pulses knock weeds loose so keep that in mind if you’re nymphing – especially above Hale Eddy. Small sulphurs and cahills are still hatching during the afternoon in the coldest river sections. Definitely have your small olive box too. The lower river sections have been a mix of olives and cahills towards dark. There are a few caddis around so that might be worth a shot on picky fish. Today will be 88 degrees with a small shot at some afternoon thunderstorms. Wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Another pulse from Cannonsville to keep Lordville at 75 degrees

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY668 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY690 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY159 cfs61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY275 cfs70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY944 cfs69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY91 cfs74°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)55 cfs70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity66.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity80.3%

Delaware River Report: August 5, 2022

Yesterday’s thunderstorms slid around us here on the lower West Branch. We had some wind and a few drops of rain in the afternoon but overall it was a non factor. There was no pulse from Cannonsville overnight so we are starting off this morning about where we’ve been most of the summer. Small sulphurs and cahills are still hatching during the afternoon in the coldest river sections. The lower river sections have been a mix of olives and cahills towards dark. There are a few caddis around so that might be worth a shot on picky fish. We have some cloud cover this morning with a 50% chance of some precip. The total rainfall should be a negligible .13″. 86 degrees with light and variable wind,

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY520 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY162 cfs62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY216 cfs70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY953 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY84 cfs73°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)51 cfs69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity66.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity80.6%

Delaware River Report: August 4, 2022

Last night’s pulse of cold water from Cannonsville bumped the Stilesville flow to 950 cfs. The flow is already dropping this morning and should be back to normal by the afternoon. The pulse is designed to keep the water temperature below 75 degrees at Lordville. These pulses sometimes knock weeds loose so keep that in mind if you are nymphing. Small sulphurs and cahills are still hatching during the afternoon in the coldest river sections. The lower river sections have been a mix of olives and cahillswith a few caddis towards dark. Today is going to be hot at 93 degrees. We’ll start off with sunshine but should see some clouds move in this afternoon. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South. Wunderground is saying there is a chance of some afternoon thunderstorms so keep an eye on the radar.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Another higher cold water pulse from Cannonsville

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY677 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY931 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY159 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY211 cfs69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY934 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY84 cfs70°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)54 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity67.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity81%

Delaware River Report: August 3, 2022

There was another cold water pulse overnight from Cannonsville. The flow at Stilesville has already dropped back to normal. The flow at Hale Eddy is 700 cfs and beginning to drop. That should be back to normal by mid morning. 700 cfs is perfect wadeable so no issues there. We’re still seeing small sulphurs and cahills in the coldest river sections during the day. The lower river sections have been a mix of olives and cahillswith a few caddis towards dark. The rain missed us yesterday. Today will be 87 degrees with sunshine. Wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Another overnight cold water pulse from Cannonsville

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY513 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY700 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY162 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY222 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY944 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY92 cfs70°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)54 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity67.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity81.3%

Delaware River Report: August 2, 2022

We have some fog this morning but that should burn off. A few clouds will come in with a few afternoon showers. Overall today sounds like a good day to be on the water. We’re still seeing small sulphurs and cahils in the coldest river sections. The lower West had a fair number of small olives and a couple of cahills towards evening. Plus a couple of Isonychias that may make it worthwhile blind casting riffles. The air temp will hit 83 again with wind 5 – 10 mph from the North. Hopefully we do some rain and it pushes the bugs to come a little earlier in the day.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

John with a solid fish yesterday. Mike DAccurzio photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY520 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY162 cfs61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY225 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY953 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY93.5 cfs70°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)56 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity68.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity82.7%

Delaware River Report: August 1, 2022

There was a pulse of cold water released from Cannonsville last night but theflow at Stilesville has already dropped back to normal. Hale Eddy is perfectly wadeable and the flow should drop back to normal slowly this morning. Small sulphurs, followed by small olives are making up most of the hatch. There are cahills and Isonychias around too. Nymphing and swinging wets has also paid off mid day. We’ll see a bit more sunshine today with the air temp hitting 81 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Bob found a few fish yesterday. Tim Glynn photo
Another quick pulse of cold water from Cannonsville overnight.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY611 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY228 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY962 cfs67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY93.5 cfs70°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)59 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity70.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity82.8%

Delaware River Report: July 31, 2022

There was another cold water pulse from Cannonsville overnight. Less water than they pulsed last week so it shouldn’t be noticeable when you’re on the river. Yesterday was bright with a little more wind than we would have liked but there were sulphurs and fish eating in the coldest sections of river. We have some fog this morning and should have some cloud cover once that burns off. Small sulphurs, followed by small olives made up most of the hatch. There are cahills and Isonychias around too. Nymphing and swinging wets has also paid off mid day. Cloudy, 83 degrees, and light wind.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Anthony with a healthy one from yesterday. Mike DAccurzio photo
A very small pulse from Cannonsville. The flow is back to normal at Stilesville this morning.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY606 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY241 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY981 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY99 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)61 cfs62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity70.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity82.8%

Delaware River Report: July 30, 2022

The upper river sections fished well again with mid day sulphur hatches. The fish can be a bit picky but they are there and rising. Presentation is more inportant than exact pattern. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives made up most of the hatch. Blind casting Isonychias has brought some fish to the net- especially early and late in the day. Sunshine, 79 degrees, and wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Dylan with his first trout on a fly rod. Samantha Dennis photo
Mike had a good day yesterday
Mike Jr found some fish too

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY525 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY167 cfs62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY271 cfs70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,040 cfs70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY117 cfs71°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)61 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity70.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity82.8%

Delaware River Report: July 29, 2022

We were hit with a few storms yesterday afternoon and some light rain this morning but most of the precipitation soaked right into the ground. The bump in flows is negligible and you won’t notice any difference from yesterday. We do have some thick fog on the water but that should burn off in a couple of hours. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives made up most of the hatch. Isonychias worked well for some people on the lower West Branch yesterday. We’ll see sunshine early with a few clouds in the afternoon. The high will be 85 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the West.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Ed found a nice rainbow on an Isonychia yesterday. Ron Reedy photo
Ron with a strong start this morning. Ed DeSalvio photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY538 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY179 cfs62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY296 cfs70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,090 cfs69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY135 cfs72°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)61 cfs68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity70.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity83.1%

Delaware River Report: July 28, 2022

Yesterday felt like a normal summer day with mid day dry fly action closer to the dams and some on the lower West early and late in the day. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives made up most of the hatch. Most people are fishing the small sulphurs. Today will star off cloudy. There are some potential thunderstorms in the afternoon but hopefully they slide around us like normal. 86 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY525 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY254 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,000 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY107 cfs70°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)64 cfs68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity71.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity83.4%

Delaware River Report: July 27, 2022

The clouds stuck around most of the day making yesterday a bit more pleasant than it has been lately. The lower West fished early while the fog was still on the water. Nymphing worked well in the afternoon. The afternoon hatches are coming off closer to the dams offering some daytime shots. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives should be on the water. We’ve seen some caddis in the mornings. Blind casting Isonychias and cahills in the riffles has put some fish in the net. We’ll have a bit more sun today with the air temp hitting 85 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY525 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY167 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY282 cfs65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,060 cfs66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY121 cfs65°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)72 cfs62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity71.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity83.9%
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