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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 30, 2019

Sep 30, 2019 Comments Off by

September fished well overall  and we hate to see it go.  They could not let the month end without changing the release from Cannonsville one more time.  The release has been cut a small bit to 993 cfs.  We’re looking at a much cooler air temp only hitting 60 degrees.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  We may even see some light rain fall.  It definitely feels like Fall has arrived.  The Mainstem and East Branch are still the best bets for wading.  The early clouds could push some olives earlier than we’re used to seeing them.  Heptagenia spinners are mixed with the isonychias towards dark.  Streamers were really productive over the weekend and that should continue with the higher flow on the West Branch.

 

Stevens with a nice rainbow from the weekend

Stevens with a nice rainbow from the weekend

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,170 cfs 57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,330 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 222 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 79 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 993 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 43 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 51.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 29, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped back slightly to 1,074 cfs this morning.  Luckily it’s going to be cooler only hitting 69 degrees today.  We will have the afternoon sun and wind 5 – 10 from the North.  Yesterday’s forecasted rain missed us.  We did have some clouds mixed with sun but not a drop on the lower West.  Yesterday’s bump in release seemed to shut the bugs off a little but people landed some nice fish on streamers and nymphs.  Overall is was a good day on the water.  Hopefully everything settles in today and the olives hatch.  If we’re real lucky the release will at least stay steady for 24 hours.

 

Dan Williamson and his friends found a good one yesterday

Dan Williamson and his friends found a good one yesterday

Pierce with a good one in the net yesterday with Bruce Miller

Pierce with a good one in the net yesterday with Bruce Miller

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,170 cfs 57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,330 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 222 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 79 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,074 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 43 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 51.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 28, 2019

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And we’re up again.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased to  1,215 cfs.  The best wading will be on the East Branch and Mainstem.  We should have some cloud cover today with a few storms rolling through.  Total rainfall should be less than 1/10″ during the day.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South although we may get a few heavy gusts when the front pushes in.  Overall it sounds better than bright sunshine.  Olives, heptagenia, and isonychias seemed the be the flies yesterday.  The high will be 82 degrees today so hopefully that brings out the isonychia spinners in force at dark.

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Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,260 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,290 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 238 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 84 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,215 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 45 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 51.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 27, 2019

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We had some light rain most of yesterday morning giving way to clouds with a bit of sun.  The rain bumped up the flows on the freestones slightly, very slightly and they are dropping back this morning.  The olive hatch seemed better yesterday than we’ve seen in a few days plus we had heptagenia, isonychias, and isonychia spinners on the water in the evening.  Most of the yellow sallies we saw were in the air but the fish will eat them.  The release from Cannonsville is 792 cfs this morning.  The sun will burn the fog off mid morning and then we should hit 72 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

 

Jack with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Jack with a nice rainbow yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 871 cfs 55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,010 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 161 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 90 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 792 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 45 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 52.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 26, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped slightly to 791 cfs.  There’s a lot of micro release adjustment going on for the Montague flow target.  Today looks like a good weather day for fishing.  We have an 80% chance of afternoon showers with only .18″ of rainfall.  We should have clouds, a high of 66 degrees, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.  Hopefully that pushes the olive hatches a little earlier in the day.  Otherwise nymphing and streaming fishing have been producing some fish.  Blind casting isonychias in the riffles has also produced some fish lately.

 

Warren with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo.

Warren with a nice rainbow yesterday. Bruce Miller photo.

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 853 cfs 55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 985 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 35 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 141 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 72 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 791 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 41 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 52.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 25, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 882 cfs.  Yesterday morning we had some oddball rain storms that were not in the forecast.  It wasn’t enough rain to change the flows but the clouds did stick around longer than we expected.  The wind was a bit of an issue at times but seemed to calm down in the afternoon.  Keep an eye on the slower pools and tail outs with the smaller bwos and heptagenias hatching.  The fish are eating and moving in some of these areas so be patient.  We’ll be warmer today with the air temp reaching 75 degrees.  Wind will not be a factor.  The clouds should give way to sunshine this afternoon.  We have some fog on the water that should burn off in the next hour or so.  The color in the West Branch has not affected the fishing.

 

and back up

and back up

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 978 cfs 55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 146 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,030 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 882 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 43 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 53.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 24, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 730 cfs.  We did have some rain overnight but it did little to the flows and mostly soaked into the ground.  We have some clouds hanging on this morning but more sun will break through by the afternoon.  The air temp will hit the high 60’s today.  Wind will be out of the North 10 – 15 mph.  The wind was a little stronger yesterday than they predicted but it seemed to drop in the evening.  Olives, isonychias, and heptagenia should cover most of your needs.  A few ants, caddis, and yellow sallies would be good to have too.  Nymphing or swinging wets have been good techniques to land some fish until the hatches start.  Match the size of the naturals with your nymphs.

 

Stevens with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Jared Makowski photo

Stevens with a nice rainbow yesterday. Jared Makowski photo

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 771 cfs 55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 924 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 150 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,210 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 730 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 42 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 53.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 23, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased slightly to 905 cfs this morning.  Today we may see the best fishing weather we’ve seen in a while.  We shouldn’t have any sun and we have a 50% chance of rain.  The rainfall amount should total less than 1/4″.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  We had some olives hatching last night along with some isonychias, ants, caddis, and heptagenia.  It wasn’t heavy but there were enough bugs to get some fish eating on top once the sun dropped a bit.  At dark we had a lot of Isonychia spinners.

 

Art Bartholomew with one in the net over the weekend

Art Bartholomew with one in the net over the weekend

Iso spinners gathering on the West last night

Iso spinners gathering on the West last night

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,010 cfs 55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,110 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135 cfs 65°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 139 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 72 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 905 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 40 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 55.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 74.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 22, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been decreased a bit to 806 cfs.  The West Branch will drop slightly through the afternoon.  Today will be hot with sunshine and the air temp hitting 85 degrees.  Wind will be from the South 5 – 10 mph.  The air temp should drop back to normal September numbers on Tuesday.  There were fewer bugs hatching yesterday than we’ve seen lately.  That was probably due to the quick increased release from Cannonsville.  Hopefully things settle down and stay steady for the week.  There were still enough bugs hatching to find fish eating in the evening.  Olives, heptagenia, and isonychias were out.  Nymphing worked but you had to work around the weeds floating through in the higher water.

 

Dan with a good fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Dan with a good fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 889 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,010 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137 cfs 65°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 141 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,250 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 74 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 806 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 40 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 55.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 74.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 21, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 967 cfs.  We’re in a warm spell right now and the air temp should climb to 80 degrees today.  Sunshine and no wind round out the forecast.  We’ll be in this pattern until Tuesday when we get back to normal September weather.  It felt that there were fewer bugs hatching last night but overall it fished well.  Olives, a few cahills, isonychias, heptagenia, and caddis.  Olives were the main hatch again.  Definitely have your olive and isonychia spinners ready towards dark.  Hopefully the higher release flushes some of the weeds out of the West Branch to make nymphing a bit easier.

 

Bruce Miller with a good rainbow in the net yesterday

Bruce Miller with a good rainbow in the net yesterday

 

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,060 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,130 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137 cfs 65°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 143 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 972 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 967 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 42 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 55.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 74.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 20, 2019

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During yesterday’s mid day bright sun nymphing, wets, and streamers were the best bet.  Enough sporadic fish were eating on top to make it worth keeping an eye out but sticking underneath was your best bet until the evening.  Once the sun started to drop it was all about the olives.  There were some heptagenia, some isos, some caddis, and even a few yellow sallies but mostly the water was covered in small olives.  The flow at Stilesville is steady at 719 cfs.  We should have the same sunshine as yesterday with a warmer air temp hitting 76 degrees.  Wind should not be a factor.

 

Jim with a good fish yesterday afternoon.  Bruce Miller photo

Jim with a good fish yesterday afternoon. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 719 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 847 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 146 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 991 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 76 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 687 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 44 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 56%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 75.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 19, 2019

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We’re starting off in the 40’s again and will hit 70 degrees this afternoon.  Sunshine and wind 3 – 4 mph from the South.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased a little to 687 cfs so the flow at Stilesville is 719 cfs.  Not much of a change.  Today pretty much looks like a repeat of yesterday.  Nymphing was the best bet mid day but by late afternoon fish were beginning to show on small olives and heptagenia.  A few caddis and yellow sallies were in the air but mostly mayflies on the water.  Some river sections saw some isonychia spinners towards dark too.  There’s no rain the forecast for the next few days and the feeder streams are really low.  Any rain that comes soon will soak into the ground.

 

Hatching:
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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 719 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 860 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 152 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 981 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 78 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 687 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 46 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 56.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 75.4%

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