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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 4, 2018

Jul 04, 2018 Comments Off by

While we watched a few clouds come by during the day, yesterday was another bright, sunny day.  There were some caddis out during the day but nymphing and swinging wet flies were the way to go to catch fish.  Match the size of the active bugs right now so think small sulphurs and cahills.  The best bet for dry fly during the day would be to head close to Cannonsville and the colder water temperatures.  The mid to lower West Branch should turn on in the evening as the sun drops.  Blind fishing isonychias in the riffles or covering one time risers with a caddis would be good bets.  Today will be cooler with the air temp hitting the mid to high 80’s.  We may see a thunderstorm or two in the afternoon but the forecasted precipitation is less than 1/10th”.  Tomorrow looks good with an 80% chance of rain.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 637 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 452 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,290 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 128 cfs 73°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 615 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 293 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 3, 2018

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Yesterday was another day of bright sun and warm temps.  But we had a decent mid afternoon sulphur hatch on the lower West Branch.  Totally unexpected.  The bugs came and the fish were on them for a few hours despite the weather.   Nymphing and wet flies were decent before and after the sulphur hatch.  The caddis came back in the evening offering some more dry fly fishing once the sun dropped a bit.  The release from Cannonsville was dropped a bit to 615 cfs.  The flow at Downsville is up to 157 cfs so it looks like the release on the East Branch was increased slightly.  We did have some scattered thunderstorms that look like they hit above Cannonsville.  The West Branch at Walton above the dam jumped to 715 cfs.  We should have a few more clouds today with the possibility of some scattered storms.  The West Branch and East Branch above Harvard will still be your best bets for trout.  The lower East, Mainstem, and Beaverkill at Cooks Falls are all still to warm to fish.

 

One of Samanthas browns from Yesterday's mid day hatch

One of Samantha’s browns from Yesterday’s mid day sulphur hatch

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 637 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 681 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 395 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 584 cfs 72°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 141 cfs 74°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 615 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 769 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 2, 2018

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Nmphing and wets were definitely the best bets in yesterdays sun.  The dry fly fishing is best early and late.  Sulphurs, caddis, and a few cahills are making up the bulk of the bugs we’re seeing.  The are some small olives out just at dark but most fish seem to be keying on the sulphurs.  A tan #18 caddis has been our go to fly on one or two time risers.  The cold water release is keeping the West Branch in great shape during the heat wave.  We peaked at 64 degrees at the 191 Bridge.  The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, Beaverkill at Cooks Fall, and Mainstem are all starting off over 70 degrees this morning.  The East Branch at Harvard peaked over 70 degrees yesterday and probably will again today.  If you are looking for trout stick to the West Branch or the East Branch up towards Downsville.

The West Branch is in great shape right now

The West Branch is in great shape right now

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 709 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 785 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 63°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 426 cfs 74°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,360 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 157 cfs 74°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 715 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 151 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 1, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 715 cfs.  This should keep the West Branch cool today.  It’s great to see some much needed cold water coming down the river.  810 cfs at Hale Eddy is good for both wading and floating.  There is some algae floating through on the upper sections but that should flush out.  Today looks like a repeat of yesterday with bright sun and the air temp reaching 90 degrees.  The best dry fly action will be early and late in the day during low light conditions.  We mostly saw caddis and sulphurs on the water last night.  Nymphing or swinging wets during the day will be your best bet and paid off for some people yesterday.  Look for pools that have good afternoon shade.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Harvard and Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  Fishs Eddy and Lordville are starting off over 70 degrees this morning.  If you are fishing for trout stick to the West Branch or go up to Downsville on the East.

 

Dane on the West Branch yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Dane on the West Branch yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 709 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 810 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 473 cfs 71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 184 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 715 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 181 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 30, 2018

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We’re hearing we may get an additional 300 cfs release from Cannonsville Reservoir this afternoon.  The additional cold water should help keep the river cool over the next few days.  We’ll update as soon as we see the additional water coming down.  It’s going to be hot out there today.  The air temp will be in the low 90’s with sun and light winds from the South.  Look for shade and bring plenty of water. Fish with your thermometer.  The lower EB, Beaverkill, and Mainstem will heat up today.  The West Branch and Upper East Branch should be fine.  Check the temperature on any freestones before you fish.

Sulphurs, cahills, and caddis made up the bulk of what we saw yesterday.  There were sulphurs hatching mid day but the majority of them came in the evening.  Swinging wet flies or nymphing were the best bets during the day.  There was still a bit of color in the West Branch so people were throwing streamers and catching fish too.  The river cleared up nicely by mid day and is in good shape this morning.

 

Bill and with a rainbow yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

The Widaggs with a  chunky rainbow yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 609 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,460 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 246 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 29, 2018

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All the rivers in the system still have some runoff pushing through this morning.  The West Branch is in good shape and looks good out front.  It was off color most of yesterday but fishable.  There were fish landed on streamers and dry flies.  Oquaga Creek was pushing a lot of silt so anyone above that had clear, low water in Stilesville.  Dark streamers seemed to produce the best but caddis, sulphurs, and cahills were hatching in the evening.  The river is much clearer this morning and is at 721 cfs and falling at Hale Eddy. The air temp will begin to climb today as we enter another heat wave.  Streamers are still a viable option today and there are Pseudos on the door this morning.  Most of the mayflies came in the evening but the caddis should be active in the sunshine.

Samantha with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Andrew Zmijewski

Samantha with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Andrew Zmijewski

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 721 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 982 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,340 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 427 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 462 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2018

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The rain fell on and off for most of yesterday.  We topped it off with a couple of thunderstorms overnight.  All of the rivers are up a bit but still low enough to wade.  The West Branch has some color but it is fishable and there are already a few people out there.  The cooler air temps, rain, and cloud cover helped the water temps drop throughout the system.  We should see a little more rain today but the total will be less than 1/4″.  Winds will be 5 – 10 mph from the West.  The flows should level out and begin to drop this afternoon.  The West Branch usually clears quickly.  The West Branch above Oquaga Creek has barely bumped and is clear and cold.  It looks like a great day to start off throwing streamers in the morning and look for rising fish in the afternoon.  Cahills, sulphurs, and olives should make up the bulk of the menu.  If the wind forecast is correct the caddis should be active too.

 

The West Branch flow above Oquaga Creek is steady

The West Branch flow above Oquaga Creek is steady

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 773 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 292 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 663 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 234 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 26, 2018

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Yesterday morning’s clouds gave way to sun and wind. The river levels have dropped back after Sunday’s thunderstorms and are clear. The wind kept the bugs off the water early in the day but once it dropped there were good numbers of caddis, cahill spinners and sulphurs. There will be plenty of sun today. Look for fish in the shade or eating caddis. Be ready once the sun drops behind the hills.

Iso spinner

Starting to see these guys outside the shop.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1130 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 154 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 228 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 25, 2018

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Yesterday we had thunderstorms throughout the day which brought some much needed rain into the system. Flows on the West Branch are up slightly this morning but dropping back. The East Branch and Main Stem levels are still rising as of this morning. The rivers are clear and easily wadeable, plus floating is still an option. We’re seeing a mix of sulphurs, cahills, olives and caddis out there. Today will start off cloudy but the sun will be out later in the day.

Bruce

Bruce with another nice brown in the dark.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 473 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1290 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 211 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 264 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 24, 2018

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The forecasted rain yesterday came earlier than they predicted. While most of it soaked into the ground, there was a small bump in the flows but didn’t cloud up the streams. It was a much cooler day with plenty of clouds and the water temperatures dropped back across the system. We saw cahills, sulphurs, caddis and small olives on the water. Swinging wet fly variations of those mayflies was productive earlier in the day in the riffles. Today looks slightly warmer, but with some light rain and thundershowers in the mix.

DaveZ-20180623

Dave landed a nice brown on a cloudy afternoon.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 481 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 344 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1030 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 124 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 23, 2018

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Today looks like a good fishing day.  The air temp should peak around 64 degrees, some light rain, clouds, and winds around 5 – 10 mph.  We may see a thundershower but the total precip. should be under 1/4″.  Yesterday was another mix of clouds and sun.  There was some hatching early and again in the evening.  Sulphurs, cahills, caddis, and a few tiny olives.  Mid day some people were able to find fish eating caddis.  Blind casting March Browns and cahills  will still bring up some fish in the riffles.  We are seeing some isonychias but a lot of them are crawling out on the rocks in the lower water levels. Between the isonychias and caddis out there a good wet fly fisher should do well.

 

Bruce Miller doing a little night fishing last night

Bruce Miller doing some night fishing last night

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road.  A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock.  We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 460 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 312 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 925 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 122 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 85.3 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 22, 2018

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Yesterday was mix of clouds and sun for part of the morning giving way to sunshine in the afternoon.  There were fish eating caddis and left over spinners in the morning.  Mid day fished best with streamers and nymphs.  Find a long riffle and really work it to find the fish.  In the evening the caddis returned and some sulphurs were hatching.  Most of the fish we landed came on caddis and cahill spinners.  We are still seeing enough big bugs to fish them but the hatches are definitely transitioning.  Today is going to be cooler and we may see some clouds push in during the afternoon.  The weekend looks great with rain both Saturday and Sunday.  The forecast is calling for less than 1/4″ each day so that will soak right into the ground.  The rain and clouds could help the hatches come earlier and last longer offering some better mid day dry fly activity.

 

Ron with a nice dry fly fish yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Ron with a nice dry fly fish yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road.  A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock.  We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 460 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 319 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 944 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 129 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 91.4 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.9%

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