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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 26, 2019

Jun 26, 2019 Comments Off by

We lost the cloud cover earlier than we wished yesterday but the rivers still fished well.  Sulphurs, cahills, caddis, and isonychias made up most of the food.  Lots of different caddis out there.  There are still a few green drakes around- especially in the colder water areas but that hatch is definitely waning on most of the system.  The Isonychias are making up for that.  It was a hot one so it was nice to be on the water and feel the cool air.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped slightly to 1,097 cfs opening a few more spots to wading.  the best wading opportunities are still on the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, and upper East Branch.  We’ll have more sunshine today so look for areas that get shade early in the day.  The air temp will be in the low 80’s with wind from the South 5- 10 mph.  We may see some scattered thunderstorms in the late afternoon.  Those are always unpredictable so don’t count on them but bring a raincoat.  If we’re lucky we’ll get some good cloud cover and not much else.

 

Xavier with a good one yesterday.  Dan Treadwell photo

Xavier with a good one yesterday. Dan Treadwell photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata – waning
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,140 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,340 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 866 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,580 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 700 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,097 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 612 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 25, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been stepped down slightly to 1298 cfs.  Keep an eye on the Stilesville gauge this afternoon in case they step the release down again.  Most of the rain missed us last night so the river flows dropped slightly across the board.  There are a few wade opportunities on the WB and Main but the better wade opportunities will be on the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, and Upper East Branch.  The West and Main are in great shape for floating.  We should see .12″ of rain today but otherwise we’re looking at a cloudy sky, air temp in the high 70’s, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  Sulphurs, cahills, isonychias, and caddis will make up most of the hatching but people are still finding some pockets of green drakes.  Definitely have your spinner box close by as the sun drops.

 

Chris sent us this shot from the weekend.

Chris sent us this shot from the weekend.

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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
 – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,350 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,610 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 896 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,820 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 685 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,298 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 662 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 24, 2019

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It seemed like yesterday took longer to get going than the day before but that was likely due to the bright sunshine.  People did catch fish during the day but the fish seemed more reluctant to get steady.  Shaded areas produced best early.  There are still some green drakes, sulphurs, cahills, isonychia, and cornutas hatching.  Today should be even better with good cloud cover, air temp in the mid 70’s, and wind from the South at 5 – 10 mph.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls flow dropped back under 1,000 cfs opening up more areas or wading.  The releases are still high and the night time air temps are still dropping into the 50’s keeping the rivers cold.

 

Pete Z with a good fish yesterday

Pete Z with a good fish yesterday

 

Bruce with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Bruce with a nice rainbow yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
 – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,590 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 932 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,910 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,340 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 809 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 718 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 23, 2019

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Yesterday fished well despite the early wind.  There was a good mix of sulphurs, cahills, isonychias, caddis, plus a few left over green drakes.  The higher releases of cold water and cool nights have really helped keep the water temps in good shape and the hatches going.  The wind died down in the afternoon and the fishing turned on.  Today looks like another great day to be on the water with the air temp hitting the high 70’s, winds lower at 5 – 10 mph from the North, and a mostly sunny sky.  Look for shaded areas by early afternoon.  If you can stay late have your spinners ready.  The river flows are still dropping.  The upper Beaverkill and Willowemoc are still your best bets for wading.  People are finding a couple of spots on the upper East and lower Beaverkill too.

 

Mike with a good one yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Mike with a good one yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
 – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,590 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,930 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 976 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,150 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,830 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,000 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 811 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 22, 2019

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The river flows are dropping back slowly since the rain stopped.  Wading is still tough on most of the rivers but you should find some wadeable water in the upper sections of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.  Water temps look great everywhere this morning.  The rivers have color but they are fishable and are clear enough that fish will rise if the hatches show.  We looking at a sunny day with winds from the North around 20 mph.  We may see some some stronger gusts but hopefully they don’t last too long.  The air temp should reach the low 70’s.  Luckily there is no real rain in the forecast for a week or o- just a few showers.  The rivers should settle down nicely and fish well with the higher releases.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
 – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,590 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,050 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,020 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,660 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,860 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,440 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,080 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2019

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There’s rain falling this morning and a chance of heavier patches as the day progresses. The forecast is for 3/10″ and it should taper off in the afternoon. We’ll update the blog if we get more than the weatherman calls for. Yesterday we had a mix of clouds and sun. Nymphing was the best option with some dry fly action later in the day. Today might be a good day to use streamers in the morning, then switching tactics as the rain moves out.

Dominick with a nice brown in the sun. Photo by Bob Lewis.

Dominic with a nice brown in the sun. Photo by Bob Lewis.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
– #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 847 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 498 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,440 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,680 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 620 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 871 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 17, 2019

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The West Branch flow is already dropping after yesterday’s rain.  It is clear enough to fish with just a tinge of color down here.  The rain lasted most of the day but the feeders stayed clear until late afternoon.  Once the rain stopped we began to drop and clear immediately so we came through that one just fine.  Nymphing worked well early and then many people switched to streamers to finish out the day.  There is no rain in the forecast today so we should continue to drop.  The West Branch is already at a decent level for wading at 1,000 cfs .  The air temp will hit 80 today with 5 – 10 mph wind from the North.

 

The West Branch dropping quickly

The West Branch dropping quickly

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
– #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 454 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,630 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,520 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 842 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2019

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We have light rain falling now that should continue for most of the day.  It should stay light though without any really heavy downpours.  The wind should be 3  – 4 mph from the South with  the air temp reaching the high 60’s.  Hopefully the breeze is enough to blow the fog off the water.  Good fishing weather.  If the rain works out like Thursday we should see the hatching begin earlier.  Sulphurs, green drakes, cahills, olives, the last of the march browns / gray fox (spinners), plus the isonychias.  Today has great potential if the rain stays in check.

 

It's that time

It’s that time

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
– #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 290 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,850 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 511 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 595 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 15, 2019

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There were some bugs hatching mid day yesterday but the wind made casting difficult.  We definitely had gusts to 30 out there.  Things got better around 7 pm when the wind dropped and the caddis came out of the bushes.  Today looks much better with winds only around 10  mph, some sun, and and the air temp reaching the high 70’s.  We may see some gusts to 15 but it looks like the wind drops back down towards evening.  Besides the caddis we are seeing good numbers of green drakes, sulphurs, cahills, and the beginning of the isonychia hatch.  The last of the march browns and gray fox are still around too so have those spinners ready.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
– #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 290 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,090 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,010 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 549 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 14, 2019

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The rain let up by early afternoon leaving us with cloud cover and awesome conditions.  Green d drakes, sulphurs, olives, and cahills were all hatching by mid afternoon.  There were also a few march browns, gray fox and isonychias out there for good measure.  There were a lot of bugs.  In some spots it took the fish a while to switch to eating on top but that was probably due to the number of bugs in the water column.  That made nymphing and swinging wets effective too.  Today we’ll have more sun with the air temp reaching 70 degrees.  Wind will be 10 – 20 from the North so try to find an area that’s protected.  Hopefully they have that part wrong.  River levels are good and water temps have fallen a bit over the last few days.

Richard with a good one yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Richard with a good one yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Nick with his first Delaware fish.  Steve Shen photo

Nick with his first Delaware fish. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 320 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,410 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 715 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 723 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 13, 2019

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We woke up to some light rain this morning but sop far the river flows are still dropping.  Overall we may see 1/2″ fall but it looks like it will be spread throughout the day.  The cloud cover should help make the fish more comfortable to rise and hopefully push the olives to hatch.  Wind will be 10 mph from the South and the air temp should hit 60 degrees.  Yesterday was a mix of sun and clouds.  People found fish rising but nymphing and swinging wets were definitely the way to go midday.  The runoff and cooler temps have helped dropped the river temps on the System even keeping the Main at Callicoon at 66  degrees yesterday.

If we see any dramatic changes in river flows we’ll post a mid day update.

Reggie yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Reggie yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Jim with a good one yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Jim with a good one yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 294 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,010 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 531 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 504 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 12, 2019

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The wind was a killer yesterday.  While a few protected areas had some fish sporadically eating on top it was really a nymphing / wet fly day until dark.  Even the caddis stayed in the bushes until dark.  The river flows are quickly dropping back to normal levels.  Even the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls is wadeable this morning at 761 cfs.  The weather looks better too with 71 degrees, wind 10 mph from the South, and partly cloudy skies.  There are still some march browns and gray fox around – plus people are running into coffin flies at night.  The green drakes may be hatching at night but every day is different so definitely have a few on you.  Cahiils, sulphurs, and caddis should also be on the water today.

 

Stilesville has stayed steady despite the rain

Stilesville has stayed steady despite the rain

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 676 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 362 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,790 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 761 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 688 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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