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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 28, 2018

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There is still some runoff coming down the feeder streams but the West Branch has leveled off for the most part.  The release is 1,500 cfs and Hale Eddy is 1,730 this morning.  These are great levels for floating but there are some areas you can wade.  Olives and isonychias mad up most of the bugs we saw last night but there were flying ants, a few sulphurs, and cahills hatching too.  The higher release have kept the rivers cold.  The clouds stuck around most of the afternoon and the river fished very well for August.  We’re still in the heat wave but the weather should break on Thursday.  If you plan on fishing the Beaverkill check the water temps first today.  It hit 68 degrees yesterday and may climb higher in today’s sunshine.

 

Mike with a good West Branch fish.  photo by Bruce Miller

Mike with a good West Branch fish. photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,470 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,730 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 796 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,480 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,220 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 451 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 27, 2018

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Yesterday was another day of sun and with a few clouds.  Streamer fishing picked up when the sun wasn’t on the water.  People found fish rising to isonychias, olives, and some flying ants.  The release from Cannonsville is 1,500 cfs. It looks like we have stopped spilling so the river should level out.  The feeder streams are still pushing some water but they are leveling out too.  Water temperatures look great throughout the system so there are lots of options.  People are wading the West Branch in spots and doing well.  There are some spots that you can wade at these levels.

We have a heat wave for the next few days but it should break on Thursday leading into a pleasant weekend.

 

MIke and with nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Mike and Nathan with nice brown yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,470 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 815 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,360 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 502 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 519 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 26, 2018

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We had decent clouds most of yesterday  with the sun breaking through in the late afternoon.  Olives and isonychias were the main hatches but there were flying ants on the water and the fish were eating them.  Streamers are still producing for some people but seem to be working better on overcast days.  Switch colors and sizes until you start finding fish.  Today should be similar without the afternoon sun.  There is a slight chance of a pm shower but the forecasted amount is negligible.  The flows are still dropping throughout the system and people are finding spots to wade.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,470 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,810 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 840 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,660 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,620 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 564 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 601 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 25, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville is 1,500 cfs with 85 cfs still spilling over the top of the dam.  The flows are still dropping throughout the system.  There is no real rain in the forecast so we should see all of the rivers continue to drop over the next few days.  The releases will likely remain high for a while to drop the reservoir levels.  A lot of people are throwing streamers but we’re seeing more fish rise as the water drops.  Mostly blue wing olives with a few isonychias mixed in.  Today looks like another day in the 70’s with some sun and clouds mixed.  Winds will stay under 10 mph from the South.

 

Patrick making it work in the sun yesterday.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Patrick making it work in the sun yesterday. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,630 cfs 55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,000 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 979 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,920 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,260 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 562 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 728 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 24, 2018

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The flows are dropping nicely and the rivers look good this morning.  The release from Cannonsville is still 1,500 and will probably stay there until the reservoir levels drop a bit.  The flow at Hale Eddy is 2,370 and dropping slowly as the feeder stream flows drop.  The cold releases and cooler nights have helped the water temps throughout the system.  We should be in the 70’s with a bit of sun today but the night temps are dropping back into the 50’s.  There’s no appreciable rain in the forecast so we should continue to see the river flows drop over the next few days.  We’ve been finding quite a few olives on the West Branch mixed with a few isonychias.  Streamers have worked well in the higher flows.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,850 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,370 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,360 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,480 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,300 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 793 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 888 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 21, 2018

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The river dropped quite a bit over the last 24 hours but both reservoirs are still spilling.  The Cannonsville spill is hot at Stilesville until it mixes with the colder release and runoff and cools down to 60 degrees at Hale Eddy.  The release from from Cannonsville is 1,500 cfs.  There is 1,211 cfs spilling.  Give it a few days for the runoff and spill to subside a bit more.  The Beaverkill flow has dropped under 1,000 cfs and the temp looks good at Cooks Falls.  There is a chance of rain this morning but the amount looks negligible.  We have a chance of seeing a little over 1/4″ overnight, followed by a little rain tomorrow.  After that we should be dry through Sunday.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 2,820 cfs 75°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,800 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,700 cfs 70°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,760 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,260 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 991 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,650 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 20, 2018

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Both Cannonsville and Pepacton Reservoirs are spilling.  The Cannonsville spill is hot at Stilesville until it mixes with the colder release and runoff and cools down to 61 degrees at Hale Eddy.  The river is clearing up and there is no rain in the forecast today.  We do have 1/4″ in the forecast tomorrow but the rest of the week looks clear.

Give it a few days for the runoff and spill to subside.  If you do come today check the water temps, be in a boat, and make sure whoever is rowing knows what they’re doing.

 

Part of the Iron fly and Get Trashed Crew.

Part of the Iron fly and Get Trashed Crew.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 3,140 cfs 75°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4,420 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,180 cfs 72°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 6,730 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 12,600 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,290 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,280 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 19, 2018

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The water is high throughout the system this morning.  It’s going to take a few days to calm down and get back to fishable levels.  For safety take a couple days off from fishing up here and let the water levels drop a bit.  We were hit with some decent rain yesterday and Cannonsville Reservoir is spilling.  So far about half the flow at Stilesville is warm spill and the other half is cold release.  The Stilesville temp is way up at 70 degrees, but the runoff below seems to be colder and is keeping the water temp in check at Hale Eddy.  The air temp will be cool today around 70 degrees and we should keep the cloud cover.  That’s good news for the water temps.  If you are out there check the water temps with a thermometer before you fish.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls is 62 degrees today which is a great change from the last few weeks.  All of the rivers in the system are up.  We have no real rain in the forecast for the next couple of days so hopefully that gives the system a chance to come back down.

 

Despite the high water the Get Trahed crew got 55 tires and over a dumpster worth of trash out of the system yesterday!

Despite the high water the Get Trahed crew got 55 tires and over a dumpster worth of trash out of the system yesterday!

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 2,710 cfs 74°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4,560 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 6,330 cfs 72°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 9,580 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 15,900 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,900 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 3820 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.8%

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UPDATE Delaware River Report / Conditions August 18, 2018

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We were hit with more storms this morning.  Stilesville only jumped to 1,530 cfs but Hale is at 3,380 cfs and climbing.  The lower West is off color.

We were hit with some good storms overnight.  The flows have jumped on most of the system below the feeder creeks.  The flow at Stilesville is level at 1,510 cfs.  The flows are dropping this morning as the runoff subsides.  We may see some additional rain this morning.  The forecast shows 50% of some scattered storms coming through around 11 am.  If all the storms miss us through noon we should be in the clear. The water is moving throughout the system so be careful if you fish today.  The West Branch at Stilesville is 1,510 cfs.  Most of the flow is coming from the feeder streams.  We are off color with the runoff.  Hopefully the rest of the rain misses us and we’ll begin to drop and begin to clear this afternoon.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,510 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,250 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,090 cfs 67°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 7,950 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 12,100 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,600 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 5,320 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 17, 2018

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Yesterday was another sunny, warm day.  The West Branch looks good this morning with decent clarity.  The water temp at 191 Bridge is 54 degrees this morning.  There is rain in the forecast this afternoon.  A few showers this morning followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon.  We may see 1/2″ throughout the day but that depends on how scattered the storms really are.  Sulphurs, isonychias, and olives will your best bets for dry fly fishing today.  Streamers are still a great bet in the higher water.  You may smell a little diesel in places below Hale Eddy but for the most part it’s hard to tell there was a problem.  Slow edges with vegetation close to the river may have some remnants.  The high water flushed most of it out of our area right away.   We got lucky.  The East Branch has cooled a little as the warm runoff subsides and a greater percentage of the flow is release.  Harvard is still starting off at 65 degrees though.  We’d like to see it drop even more before we go over there to fish it.

 

It's back.  Come fish, hangout, and do some good on the river!

It’s still on!  Kickoff tonight with the Iron Fly at Tink’s Riverside Tavern

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,510 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,730 cfs 65°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,780 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,420 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,010 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 16, 2018

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Wunderground was correct and it really was mid 80’s and sunny yesterday.  Usually we’d be looking for cloud cover but the sun was a welcomed change.  The creeks are still high but the West Branch is dropping.  The West is clear from the dam down to Oquaga Creek.  The water is off color below that but is clearing as the flow drops.  It is clear enough that fish will rise if there is a hatch.  We are still fishing sulphurs, olives, and isonychias in Deposit.  It’s mostly olives and a few isonychias on the lower section.  We did see some flying ants in the yard last night but not on the water yet.  Definitely have those in your box now.  We should see more sunshine today with a high in the low 80’s again.  5 mph winds from the North.  Very similar to yesterday.  The spill from Pepacton Dam is warm so do not fish the East Branch for trout.  Harvard is close to 70 degrees this morning and peaked around 74 yesterday.

 

Richard with a high water West Branch fish.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Richard with a high water West Branch fish. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,510 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,540 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,340 cfs 70°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,910 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,630 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,390 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,390 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 15, 2018

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There is no rain in the forecast today.  We should see 83 degrees, sunshine, and winds from the north around 10 mph.  The rivers were rising yesterday from runoff and the lower West seemed to get more off color as the day went on.  Streamer fishing was your best option by late afternoon.  The sulphurs and isonychias are still hatching on the upper West Branch.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy flow is just beginning to drop this morning.

If you want to fish dry files stay above Oquaga Creek on the upper West Branch.  Streamer fishing below that although you may get lucky and find some rising fish so bring a dry fly rod too.  Avoid fishing the East Branch.  The spill from Pepacton Dam is coming over hot and it is 70 degrees at Harvard this morning.  Fishs Eddy is 67 degrees this morning.

We have not smelled any diesel out front in days and people are fishing the West.  The combination of high water and rain sent most of it down river quickly and diluted it.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 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 1,510 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,780 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,390 cfs 70°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 8,020 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 11,900 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,240 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 928 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,100 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101%

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