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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 11, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been cut back this morning to 401 cfs.  We had a little rain overnight but not enough to bump the flows.  We may see a thunderstorm or two today but forecasted precipitation amounts are negligible.  We should have decent cloud cover for most of the afternoon.  That will help keep the West Branch water temperature in check.  We dropped a few degrees and the West at the 191 Bridge is starting off at a nice 55 degrees this morning.  Hopefully the cloud cover and light storms will bring out the olives and sulphurs a little earlier in the afternoon. Winds look great great today gusting only to 7 mph.

 

Still a good amount of water but  ramping down would have been nice

Still a good amount of water but ramping down would have been nice

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 390 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 439 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 448 cfs
67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 164 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 167 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 10, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 699 cfs this morning.  Water temperatures are in good shape on the entire West Branch and Upper East Branch.  There were some fish rising in yesterday’s sun but things picked up after the clouds rolled in and the sund dropped a bit in the evening.  Sulphurs and little olives were the main bugs with a few isonychias and cahills here and there.  Nymphing deeper drop offs has been productive during the day.  Today looks like another good day on the water with sun early changing to some clouds in the afternoon.  We may see a very brief, light rain shower later but it shouldn’t change the flows.

 

699 cfs is still good for wading and floating.  and it's great for the river!

699 cfs is still good for wading and floating. and it’s great for the river!

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 704 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 704 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 473 cfs
67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,250 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 169 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 699 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 180 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 9, 2017

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We ended up with some decent showers yesterday but they were brief and barely caused a bump in flows.  We did find fair numbers of olives right after the storms.  Sulphurs and isonychas hatched later on some stretches.  Nymphing and swinging wet flies has been working during the day.  Look for decent riffles with good drop offs offering the fish some protection.  The weather is going to be clear and warmer today.  Pick an afternoon spot that gives you early shade and be patient.  The upcoming week looks great with good cloud cover and light rain.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 628 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 525 cfs
68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 213 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 192 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 8, 2017

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We’ve had a few brief showers but the rivers are essentially in the same shape as yesterday.  The West Branch is in the best shape with a release of 600 cfs this morning.  The cold release is keeping the water temperatures low throughout it’s length.  We are still fishing the same mix of small olives, sulphus, cahills, and isonychias.  There are some caddis around but they seem over shadowed by the little olives.  Nymphing and swinging wet flies have been productive during the day.  Dry fly fishing has been better during cloud cover, in shaded areas, and before or after the sun hits the water.  We should have some clouds around today with the possibility of very light rain mid day.  We’ll be a bit cooler with air temperatures in the 70’s.  The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem are all warm so definitely check those with your thermometer before fishing.

 

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Water temps look great at Hale Eddy

Water temps look great at Hale Eddy

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 628 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 498 cfs
69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 184 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 185 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 7, 2017

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We’ve had a bit of rain this morning but it looks like most of it has soaked into the ground.  The creeks are clear, the Beaverkill and East Branch have actually dropped a bit, and the West Branch is steady with just over 600 at Hale Eddy.  It definitely looks like an olive day with the overcast sky and light intermittent rain.  We may see a little over 1/4″ today but most of the storms have been tracking north of us lately.  We should also see a few more sulphurs and isonychias hatching during the day if the weather holds.  Winds look great today peaking around 8  mph.  It looks like it will be a really good day to be on the river.  West Branch water temperatures look great.  The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and lower Mainstem are all peaking a little high to fish for trout so check them with a thermometer before you start.  Water temperatures in Callicoon look great for smallmouth if you’re looking for something different to do.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 628 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 504 cfs
69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 182 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 195 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 3, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 500 cfs this morning.  This is a great level for both wading and floating so we are in good shape this morning.  Water temperatures are decent on the West Branch due to the cold water release.  There was the usual mix of sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias but the hatches seemed a bit spread out.  Blind fishing isonychias and cahills in the riffles produced some fish and nymphing was decent in the fast runs and drop offs.  Today should be a nice day on the water with partly cloudy skies and air temperatures in the upper 70’s.  The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem at Lordville are all staring off at 67 degrees this morning so if you’re near those areas use a thermometer before you fish.

 

Dave getting a drone beer delivery on the West Branch after landing a fish.  Photo by Beth Zmijewski

Dave getting a drone beer delivery on the West Branch after landing a fish. Photo by Beth Zmijewski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 567 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 702 cfs
67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,440 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 274 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 335 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 2, 2017

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Once again it seems most of the big storms brushed us as they slid north of us.  We had a couple heavy showers but they ended up being very short lived.  Most of the precipitation seemed to soak right into the ground and everything looks fine in Hancock this morning.  We had the usual mix of bugs with a few more olives out there.  We did have a few periods of sunshine but luckily they were brief and the clouds were around most of the day.  Today looks like another good day to be on the water.  We should have some clouds come in by early afternoon with rain only totalling 0.18″.  If the forecast is close to being correct today it should fish well.  The release from Cannonsville is 699 cfs.

 

Ken with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Ken with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 704 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 841 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 841 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,690 cfs
63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 390 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 699 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 368 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 1, 2017

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We did have a few showers yesterday and the flows jumped a bit on the Beaverkill, Upper East Branch, and the West Branch above Cannonsville.  The West Branch below the dam looks great this morning and is cold.  The release from Cannonsville is 699 cfs.  Olives, sulphurs, and cahills seem to be the most common hatches with some isonychias thrown in for good measure.  There are still some caddis over the riffles mid day with an occasional fish getting a shot at them.  Streamer fishing has picked up a bit with the higher flows but is still best in low light conditions or after dark.  The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Lower Mainstem have temperatures spiking around 70 degrees.  They are starting off high this morning already so if you are fishing anywhere besides the West Branch check the water with a thermometer.  We may see some additional rain this morning but the storms seem to be tracking north of us for the most part.  Wunderground has downgraded the forecasted precipitation by half since yesterday.  We may see a little more than 1/4″ which should be fine.

 

Chris with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Chris with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 696 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 750 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 274 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 696 cfs
67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,420 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 384 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 713 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 30, 2017

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The West Branch release was raised again yesterday afternoon and is now 699 cfs.  Still a decent level for wading and floating.  We had a few passing showers but the most of the precipitation has soaked into the ground and the East Branch and Beaverkill dropped slightly overnight.  We may see some storms this afternoon but we’re taking a wait and see attitude on the forecasts this season.  The cloud cover looks great this morning and there were some fish landed already.  If you don’t find fish rising either nymph the drop offs or blind cast an isonychia or cahill in the riffles.  It looks like we could see decent olives today so definitely pack those in #18 – 26.  Caddis and spinners should round out the patterns for the weekend.  We’ve seen some small olive spinners on the water mid day so look closely if you see fish rising but no bugs.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 704 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 594 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,390 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 232 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 218 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 29, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 600 cfs. This is a great level for wading and floating.  This is great timing to protect the river too as we head back into warmer air temperatures.  We should see highs in the low 80’s over the next few days and the nights will stay in the 60’s.  The colder water from the release should push some of the sulphur, olive,  and isonychia hatches.  There are still a lot of caddis around but they have been slow in the early morning waiting for the temperatures to warm up.  We should see a mix of sun and clouds today but the weater looks great for fishing through the weekend.  Cloudy with a chance of storms and some rain.  The weather forecasts seem very unreliable this season.  We’ve seen rain on days that were supposed to be clear and sun on days that were forecasted rain so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

 

Perfect

Perfect

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 620 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 637 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 637 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 253 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 237 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.7%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2017

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Yesterday’s weather was an odd mix.  We had clouds, very brief heavy downpours, sun, and even a little hail.  The rivers barely bumped form the rain and everything looks good this morning.  The cool nighttime temperatures have kept the water temps in check and we are starting off a couple of degrees cooler this morning.  The rain did push some olives (#20 -26) and there were decent numbers of them in spots.  There were some sulphurs, isonychias, and caddis in the mix too.  We have been seeing a decent number of olive spinners in the afternoons so definitely have a few handy.  Today’s forecast is calling  for clear skies with air temperatures in the low 70’s.  Winds should be manageable gusting to 10 mph and then dropping during prime time.

 

Sean with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Theo May

Sean with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Theo May

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 390 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 723 cfs
60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,260 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 295 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 275 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 27, 2017

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We had a little rain fall overnight again but it soaked right into the ground.  The cool nights have definitely helped the river temperatures.  It’s in the low 50’s this morning and feels great. We should only warm up into the high 60’s by mid afternoon.  The cooler air temps and cloud cover is a big plus for the system.  We may see a mid afternoon storm but the precipitation should only amount to 1/10th”.  That will soak into the ground too.  We have found a lot of fish eating tiny olive spinners (#24 – 26) in the afternoon.  Try a caddis first but if you get rejections you may have to go small.  Blind casting isonychias and cahills in the riffles has also produced some fish.  Morning dry fly activity has been unpredictable but nymphing before the sun hits the water has been decent.  The West Branch and Upper East Branch have been cooler than the rest of the system.  While the cool weather and clouds will help check the water temperature with a thermometer if you plan to fish the Mainstem, Lower East Branch, or lower Beaverkill.  They have been peaking in the high60’s to low 70’s in the afternoons.  The release hotline lists the release from Cannonsville as 402 cfs this morning.  We have 1 cfs more than we did this time yesterday.

 

Lower West Branch temps have been holding on but the cool nights really help.

Lower West Branch temps have been holding on but the cool nights really help.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 390 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 689 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,260 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 271 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 269 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

 

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