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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 21, 2021

Sep 21, 2021 Comments Off by

We had quite a bit of sun yesterday but there were some olives in the afternoon that offered some dry fly fishing.  Fish were also landed on streamers and nymphs.  We should have more clouds today that should help the fishing start a little earlier.  The rivers are still high and the best wading is still on the Beaverkill / Willowemoc Rivers.  the West Branch at Stilesville is still 1,400 cfs.  There is that Fall tint to the river that we seem to get every year but it hasn’t stopped the fish from rising.

 

Tom and Bruce Miller found a good fish yesterday

Tom and Bruce Miller found a good fish yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,400 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,650 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 823 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,432 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,110 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 466 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 410 cfs
61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.4%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 20, 2021

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Yesterday was a lot of sun with a few clouds.  There were some blue wing olives out and fish were landed on dries, nymphs, and streamers.  The high water has kept the streamer fishing going- especially when there are clouds out.  the cool nights are dropping the water temps  on the Mainstem and freestones.  Again the Beaverkill and Willowemoc offer the best wade opportunities.  Today will be a lit like yesterday with a high of 75 degrees and sunshine.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

 

Bruce Miller and Dan Williamson with one yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Bruce Miller and Dan Williamson with one yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,400 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,600 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 802 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,270 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 467 cfs
61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 19, 2021

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No change in the release from Cannonsville overnight. It sounds like we’re going to have the 1,400 cfs release for a bit.  People are wading in a few spots but that’s tough.  The Beaverkill / Willowemoc flows are still dropping and there are places to wade on those rivers. Yesterday we found scattered olives and some fish eating during the day. There were a few Heptagenias and Isonychias around too.  The dry fly fishing dropped off towards evening when the fog rolled in.  We had a brief rain shower mid afternoon but not enough to affect the flows.  Today will be sunny with a high of 72 degrees.  Wind will be 5 – 10 from the North.

 

Jim with a nice dry fly fish yesterday

Jim with a nice dry fly fish yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,680 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,710 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 814 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,510 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,490 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 634 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 549 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 18, 2021

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The flow at Stilesville is steady at 1,400 cfs. hale Eddy has evened out around 1,700.  Wading is tough but some people are trying it.  It is fishing with nymphs and streamers.  there is some dry fly action but you have to fins water the fish will eat small olives in.  The West Branch does have the normal fall color to it.  The Beaverkill / Willowemoc have dropped quite a bit and will have more options for wading today.

 

Jim and Bruce Miller found some fish yesterday

Jim and Bruce Miller found some fish yesterday

Jim with another good one yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Jim with another good one yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,400 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,710 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 808 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,620 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,710 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 768 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 595 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 17, 2021

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The rivers are still running high but are beginning to drop slowly.  The West Branch will drop a bit but will stay high with a release around 1,400 cfs from Cannonsville.  The larger release is adding some color to the river but it is still fishable.  Wading is not recommended.  We found fish rising yesterday but most fish were landed on nymphs and streamers.The Beaverkill / Willowemoc will offer the first wadeable water.  Today should be a mix of clouds and sun again with wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,400 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 825 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,950 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,430 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,020 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 743 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.2%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2021

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Some of the thunderstorms hit us last night and there is a lot of water moving through the system this morning.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy is just under 2,000 cfs and is beginning to drop. The release is around 1,400 so the flow will drop a bit today but it will stay high.  There is some color to the water but it is fishable.  Wading is not recommended.  There is a lot of water coming in from the feeders downstream of the gauge.  Streamers worked yesterday in the rain along with some action on wet flies.  Today will be much cooler with some clouds and sunshine mixed.  74 degrees with light and variable winds.

Ron with a nice rainbow yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Ron with a nice rainbow yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,400 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,970 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 896 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,480 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,340 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,900 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,180 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.4%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 15, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville was increased and the flow at Stilesville is 1,330 and climbing this morning.  So far we’ve had a few showers but not enough to affect the river conditions.  Wunderground shows around 1/2″ of rain today mainly from thunderstorms.  Wading will be tough without the rain so definitely keep a close eye on the river gauges below.  The increased release on the West Branch may increase the tint of the water but it will be fishable.  Streamers may be a good option- especially if we get hit with the rain.  Otherwise olives and a few Heptagenia.  There have been ants out there in some form almost every day.

Stiles_9-15-2021

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,330 cfs
51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,440cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 758 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,570 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 470 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release guessing 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 321 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 14, 2021

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Yesterday fished well for us overall with a mix of olives and small flying ants.  There were a few Isonychias and cahills in the mix but the olives have been the main hatch for a while now.  Thy ranged from size 18 to 26.  A few fish wanted the tiny flies but overall you can get away with an #18.  Nymphing or swinging wets were also productive before the hatch.

We have a few thunderstorms moving though the area this morning.  The total rainfall should be under 1/4″ today.  Check the gauges below for the latest flow data just to be sure.  A little rain and good cloud cover should make decent fishing conditions today.  81 degrees and wind 5 – 10 mph from the South

If the rain impacts the flows significantly we’ll do a mid day blog update.

Jim with on eon an olive dry fly yesterday

Jim with on eon an olive dry fly yesterday

JIm with another dry fly fish yesterday

JIm with another dry fly fish yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 919 cfs
51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,050 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 558 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,350 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,430 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 511 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 414 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.2%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 13, 2021

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We did have good clouds yesterday with just a few breaks of sun.  Olives, a lot of tiny flying ants, and a few Isonychias made up most of what we saw on the water.  Nymphing and streamers worked early but there was some dry fly action in the afternoon / evening.  Today will have a bit more sunshine but the fishing should be the same.   Wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  The rain missed us so the flows are pretty much the same as yesterday.  The West Branch has that light Fall tint it gets but it doesn’t bother the fish or bugs.

 

Sam with a good one yesterday.  Guide Daniel Williamson photo

Sam with a good one yesterday. Guide Daniel Williamson photo

Pat found some. Daniel Williamson photo

Pat found some. Daniel Williamson photo

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 896 cfs
51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 572 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,250 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,550 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 585 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 339 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 12, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville remains around 900 cfs this morning.  There is a tint in the water likely form the release.  It is not enough to affect the fishing.  We should have cloud cover this afternoon with a chance of a little rain overnight.  The amount of precip should be negligible.  Streamers early and then nymphs or wet flies until the bugs come.  We’re mostly seeing olives with a few size #18 and a lot of #22 – 24 Pseudos.  We still have some flying ants on the water.  You will see an odd Isonychia and cahill and the fish will still eat them.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 896 cfs
51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 582 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,350 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,710 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 666 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 365 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 11, 2021

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The daytime wind made yesterday tough.  Early it was definitely a nymphing / wet fly kind of day.  A few people were throwing streamers.  The wind dropped around 6 and there was a decent hatch of olives offering some shots at dry fly fish.  The hatch ended a bit earlier than usual as the air temp dropped towards dark.  The wind will be kinder today at 5 – 10 mph from the South.  74 degrees with mostly sunshine.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased and the flow at Stilesville is just under 1,000 cfs as of the 4:15 am update.  Check the gauge links below for the latest flows.

 

Jim with a good dry fly fish yesterday after the wind dropped

Jim with a good dry fly fish yesterday after the wind dropped

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 896 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,040 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 602 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,510 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,690 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 792 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 423 cfs
60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 10, 2021

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Yesterday’s cloud cover helped push the bugs and we did see Pseudos earlier in the afternoon.  Towards dark there were some Heptagenias and flying ants mixed in as well.  It was a good evening of dry fly fishing.  Before the evening it was spottier on top so most people nymphed or were swinging wets.  There were a few spots they were eating on top early so if you see bugs and no fish eating don’t be afraid to move.  Today will be 68 degrees with more sunshine. wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.

 

Jim found a few fish eating on top yesterday

Jim found a few fish eating on top yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 610 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 709 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 475 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,160 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,070 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 574 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96%

 

 

 

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