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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another bright, sunny, still day.  The best bet for day time hatching is above Hale Eddy.  There are sulphurs, cahills, and some isonychias hatching.  The lower West Branch has been better in the morning and evening once the sun drops behind the hills.  Nymphing has bee good during the day with decent numbers of fish landed on the lower sections.  Match your patterns to the naturals so think smaller.  Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday with sun, wind around 5 mph, and an air temp in the low 80’s.  Based on the forecast the river should fish the same as yesterday.

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 456 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 264 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 809 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 90 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 104 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 12, 2018

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The best bet for dry fly action right now is above Hale Eddy on the West Branch.  The daytime sulphurs are hatching along with cahills and a few isonychias.  The fish have been a bit shy in the bright sun so if you see bugs and no fish keep moving and look for shade, broken water, or seams on drop offs.  A dry with a small dropper can also be good in these conditions.  Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday with sunshine, winds 5 – 10 mph, and an air temp around 80 degrees.  The sulphurs and cahills were definitely better the farther you went up the West Branch.  The low flow and bright sun pushed the water temp into the mid 60’s in Hancock.  That can push the hatching to late at night or even the morning.   We’re starting of a couple of degrees cooler on the West Branch today but the sun is already shining.   Hale Eddy only peaked at 60 degrees so start looking for the water in the 50’s up there.

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 456 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 285 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 835 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 96 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 113 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 11, 2018

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We had a couple of brief showers late yesterday afternoon but all of the precipitation soaked into the ground.  There were some good thunderstorms out there last night but judging from the sound they tracked south of us.  The flows and water temperatures are starting off today about the same as yesterday morning.  We’re going to have a slightly cooler air temperature today with sunshine.  We may have a little more wind due to the temp drop but it will be fishable around 10 mph in the afternoon and dropping back in the evening.  The upper West Branch has had decent hatches of sulphurs and cahills during the day.  The lower West has fished well with nymphs during the day and sulphurs in the evening into dark.

 

the temps at Hale Eddy have remained cool this Summer

the temps at Hale Eddy have remained cool this Summer

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 464 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 304 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 862 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 99 cfs 71°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 136 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 10, 2018

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Despite the bright sun yesterday there was a steady stream of hatching on the upper West and a decent evening hatch on the lower West Branch.  Mostly sulphurs, cahills, a few isonychias, and a few olives.  If you go close enough to Cannonsville you will see some left over light cornutas and gray fox hatches too.  Mornings have fished well on the lower West with olives, a few caddis. and left over sulphur spinners.  Today looks like a better fishing day with clouds and some light rain moving in during the afternoon.  Winds will be 5 – 10 mph and the rain total will only be around 1/10″.

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 464 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 319 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 879 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 102 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 140 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 9, 2018

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Today looks like it will be a mirror image of yesterday.  Sunshine, low 80’s, with light wind.  The upper West Branch is seeing the daytime sulphur hatches mixed with some small olives.  The lower West Branch has seen morning and evening dry fly activity on sulphurs and olives too.  Mid day  on the lower sections with the bright sun has been nymphs and wets in the riffles.  No matter where you fish carry some isonychias, cahills, and caddis.  If you are fishing until dark bring some larger stoneflies.  We should get some clouds rolling in mid afternoon tomorrow.  The rain shouldn’t be enough to do anything to the flows but the cloud cover will be a welcome change.

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 468 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 344 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 916 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 107 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 186 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 8, 2018

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Today should be a repeat of yesterday.  Sun with a few clouds, cooler, and light wind.  A pleasant day to be on the water after the extreme heat.  The upper West Branch is your best bet for daytime dry fly action.  Sulpurs, cahills, and caddis will make up the bulk of the bugs but we are seeing more isonychias and olives now.  The mid to lower West Branch has been fishing in the morning and again in the evening.  There are some tricos around but we haven’t seen great numbers of them yet.  Nymphing has been productive during the day.  We’ve been doing better on smaller nymphs that match the sulphurs and olives.

Tim Glynn catching fish in the bright sun.  Photo by Peter Glynn

Tim Glynn catching fish in the bright sun. Photo by Peter Glynn

While the overnight cold temperature helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 477 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 379 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 981 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 114 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 186 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 7, 2018

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We had decent cloud cover most of yesterday morning.  By afternoon it was a mix of clouds and sun with some pretty good wind.  The wind was the cold front coming in finally giving us a night in the high 40’s.  We should have sunshine today but the temp will stay in the low to mid 70’s.  Fish were caught on nymphs during the day but there was some dry fly action on a few sulphurs and caddis.   The dry fly fishing was definitely better if you could find a spot out of the wind.

While the overnight cold temperature helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Cold nights really help

Cold nights really help

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 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 467 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 273 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 6, 2018

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We woke up to some light rain  this morning but the total accumulation should be less than 1/10″.  The cloud cover is a welcome change.  The sun will poke out later but we will keep some of the clouds too.  It looks like a good morning to look for risers on the lower West Branch.  We have a few sulphurs, isonychias, and small olives on the door.  The air temp is only going to climb to 75 degrees today and the overnight temp should be around 50 degrees.  The heat wave has broken.  The rain / thunderstorms in yesterday’s forecast missed us.  Most of the hatching on the lower West Branch happened after dark last night.  The water temps climbed into the mid 60’s with the lower release and sunshine.   Fishing underneath was abetter bet during the day.  The temps shouldn’t climb as fast today with the change in the weather.

 

After dark last night

After dark last night

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 418 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 412 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,040 cfs 72°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 124 cfs 75°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 198 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 5, 2018

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The thunderstorms went North of us.  We could hear them but we didn’t get any of the rain.  If Wunderground is correct we have an 80% chance of rain this afternoon beginning around 1 pm.  The air temperature is definitely cooler this morning and we should peak around 81 degrees this morning.  The cloud cover looks great this morning already.  Nymphing or swinging wets will be your best bet early but if we get the rain have your dry fly rod ready.  It may push the sulphurs and olives to hatch a little earlier in the day.  Most of the rain should soak into the ground but I would have a few streamers handy just in case we get a little color in the water.  It could get really good on the leading edge.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 415 cfs this morning in anticipation of the rain.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

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 503 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 232 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 426 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 121 cfs 74°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 217 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 4, 2018

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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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