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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 27, 2019

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It sounds like most people had a great day yesterday.  Another day with lots of caddis, small hendricksons, and march brown / gray fox.  We had a very beif storm come through in the afternoon and the fishing really seemed to pick up after that.  We didn’t get too much rain and all of the rivers in the system are falling.  There are now really good wade opportunities on all the rivers and floating is still fine on most of them.  We may see a little more sunshine today with the air temp reaching the low 70’s.  Wind 8 -10 mph from the North.  It looks like a great day to be on the water.

 

Michael Johnson did well yesterday.  Pat Giordano photo

Michael Johnson did well yesterday. Pat Giordano photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #16 – E. X (male & female)
Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 701 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 958 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 303 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,160 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,570 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 477 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 571 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 698 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 26, 2019

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We heard great bug reports from most river sections.  Lots of caddis, a few hendricksons still, plus the gray fox / march browns.  There are a quite a few different caddis species out there so bring your whole box.  The size #16 hendricksons have picked up and we have seen fish actually eat the gray foxes.  The wind was an issue for some but overall the rivers seemed to fish well for most people.  We has some storms move in after dark but the rivers seem to be in fine shape this morning.  The flows bumped slightly but everything looks clear and normal this morning.  There are wade opportunities on all of the rivers this morning.  Floating is still fine on the lower EB, WB and Mainstem.  The Cannonsville release has been cut back to 571 cfs.

 

Beth with a great brown yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Beth with a great brown yesterday. Steve Shen photo

 

 

Eli doing great on his first day fly fishing.  Samantha Dennis photo

Eli doing great on his first day fly fishing. Samantha Dennis photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #16 – E. X (male & female)
Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 701 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 330 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,250 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,660 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 531 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 571 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 833 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 25, 2019

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While the wind was blowing at times overall yesterday fished well.  Caddis, hendricksons, and a few gray fox / march browns were on the water.  When the wind was up nymphing worked well.  There was a lull in the afternoon and then the caddis and just a few hendrickson spinners showed up as the sun dropped behind the hills.  The releases from both Cannonsville and Pepacton have been dropped so there are more wade opportunities this morning than we’ve seen all Spring.  Thee is still enough water to float too.  Cannonsville is spilling a minimal amount and Pepacton has stopped coming over the top.  Today looks good with the air temp hitting close to 70 degrees and some showers mostly after dark.  The total precip should be around 1/4″.  Wind will be 10 – 15 from the South.  Hopefully we get some breaks in the wind like yesterday.

 

Dave with a really nice rainbow.  Steve Shen photo

Dave with a really nice rainbow. Steve Shen photo

Dave had a really good day.  Steve Shen photo

Dave had a really good day. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,030 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,380 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 484 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,450 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,340 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 547 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 818 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 833 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 24, 2019

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We had some good thunderstorms yesterday but the rivers held together and fished well.  There were hendricksons, caddis, and just a few gray fox hatching – plus some spinners. It wasn’t blanket hatching but it was enough to make the fish happy.  There was a lull in the afternoon when the bright sun popped out but things picked up again as the sun dropped behind the hills.  Today looks good with a cloudy sky and an air temp of 64 degrees.  We’ll have winds 10 – 20 mph from the north- that will be the only challenging part.   The trees are leafed out so hopefully we’ll find some wind breaks out there.  Pepacton has stopped spilling so there there are more areas to wade on the Upper East Branch.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are still fine.  The West Branch is still too high to really move around out there.

 

Chris had a good day.  Steve Shen photo

Chris had a good day. Steve Shen photo

Patrick in between the rain storms yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Patrick in between the rain storms yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,870 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,330 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 702 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,730 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,380 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 963 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 23, 2019

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Yesterday looked like it should have fished well and it did.  Caddis were out in good numbers early followed by some hendricksons.  Spinners showed up on time and the fish were happy.  It was one of the better dry fly days we’ve seen this week (one of the calmest wind days too).  We did get hit with a good thunderstorm overnight but the rain hasn’t seemed to affect the West Branch.  We’ve dropped a little and it’s pretty clear.  We still have a lot of water in the system so the best wading is still on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.

We have a few thunderstorms in the forecast this afternoon but none are predicted to drop a lot of precipitation on us.  If we’re real lucky we just see good cloud cover.  Wind should be around 10 mph with the air temp hitting the low 70’s.  It looks like a good day to be on the water.

 

Jim with a good fish yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Jim with a good fish yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,080 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,550 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 829 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,780 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,570 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 602 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,060 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 22, 2019

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Yesterday a great potential but the wind was absolutely terrible.  There were bugs on the water but the wind made nymphing the best choice for most of the day.  It did settle down late and a few fish were landed on dries.  There were some hendricksons on the water but the caddis mostly stayed in the bushes.  Today looks like a much better day to be on the water.  We should see sunshine, an air temp of 71 degrees, and winds under 10 mph.  There have been a lot of hendrickson spinners around lately and this looks like a great day for a fall.  The best wading is still on the Beaverkill / Willowemoc.

 

Jim beat the wind yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Jim beat the wind yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,290 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,820 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 835 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,900 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,000 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 21, 2019

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The rivers are dropping slowly and the West Branch is clear enough to fish today.  The wall of mud came through around 7 am but seemed to begin to clear up by late afternoon.  We still have color in the West but it looks much better than it did at lunch time yesterday.  The Eastern drainage is clear.  That must have been quite a thunderstorm that hit above Cannonsville and upstream on Oquaga Creek.  The best wading is still on the Beaverkill / Willowemoc.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls flow has dropped back under 1,000 cfs again this morning.  We’re back to cooler air temps but we’ll have to deal with the wind today as the front finishes pushing through.  That should be finished tomorrow and the wind will drop and we may see some sunshine.  There were a lot of hendrickson spinner flying in the yard last night so definitely have that box ready today.  Nymphing will be a good option in the wind.

 

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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,440 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,170 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 939 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,810 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 853 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,630 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 20, 2019

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Morning update. 9 am.  The stream runoff has caught up with us on the lower West Branch and we are off color.  It is still safe to float.  Hold off fishing the West today.  It should be clear enough to fish tomorrow

 

The bright sun made fishing tougher than we’ve been used to but bugs hatched and fish were landed.  We still have the mix of hendricksons and caddis on some river sections while other sections are caddis and the first few march browns.  Hopefully the march brown and gray fox hatches push soon.  It looks like the western drainage got more rain than the Eastern side last night.  The Beaverkill / Willowemoc still offer the best bet for wading.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls flow bumped to 1,000 cfs but it looks like it is peaking.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy is over 4,000 cfs so definitely no wading over here.  It is fine to float and is fishable this morning.It looks like the rain is done for the most part and we’re in for a warm day.  We should cool down tonight and have normal temperatures for a while.

 

Pat made a successful appearance on the river yesterday.  Michael Johnson photo

Pat made a successful appearance on the river yesterday. Michael Johnson photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,960 cfs 51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4,400 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 997 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,170 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,810 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,070 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,100 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 19, 2019

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Yesterday people caught fish on hendricksons, hendrickson spinners, and caddis.  The dry fly fishing was good on some sections with a mix of bugs.  Nymphing produced fish befroe thehhatches started.  It was sunny with light wind making it one of the better spinner days of the year so far.  Today is going to feel more like Summer with the air temp hitting 80 degrees and thunderstorms moving in towards the evening.  Wind should be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls flow has dropped to 800 cfs offering more wade opportunities.  The Upper Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in great shape for wading.

Kevin with a good fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Kevin with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

 

Theo with a good one in yesterday's sun.  Sean Tallon photo

Theo with a good one in yesterday’s sun. Sean Tallon photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,890 cfs 51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,380 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,170 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,350 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,410 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 803 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,040 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 18, 2019

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Yesterday was a mix of dry fly fishing and nymph fishing.  People who swiched up methods did well overall and there were some really nice fish landed.  There are still hendricksons and blue quills on some river sections while we wait for the march brown hatch to intensify on other sections.  Different caddis species are hatching on different river sections but we are seeing them just about everywhere.  The warm weather continues and we should see the air temp hit 70 degrees today.  We should have sunshine with a few clouds with wind 5 – 10 out of the North.  The river flows are dropping slowly.  The reservoirs are still spilling so the West Branch and East Branch will drop the slowest.  The Beaverkill flow has dropped below 1,000 cfs so there are some wade opportunities there now.  There is no real amount of precipitation forecasted in the near future.

 

Ed with a nice fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Ed with a nice fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Doug and Bruce with a nice brown yesterday

Doug and Bruce with a nice brown yesterday

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,020 cfs 52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,630 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,430 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,800 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,300 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 972 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,270 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 17, 2019

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Yesterday was a good day to be on the river.  Sunny and warm.  The caddis were out and there were some hendricksons and blue quills hatching in the afternoon.  The bright sun kept some of the risers sporadic but it picked up as the sun dropped behind the hills.  We are seeing some hendrickson spinners hitting the water in the evening.  The apple caddis showed up in good numbers on some river sections offering some opportunities earlier in the day.  Nymphing and swinging wets has also payed off.  The wind played havoc with the hatches at times but overall the fish were happy.  Today looks even better with a few more clouds, a light shower, and winds 5 – 10 from the West.

 

Doug with a brown in the sunshine.  Steve Shen photo

Doug with a brown in the sunshine. Steve Shen photo

Eric with a really dark fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Eric with a really dark fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,040 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,760 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,550 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,400 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,700 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,020 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,430 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 16, 2019

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We’re still seeing hendricksons, blue quills, and a handful of march browns.  There are a few species of caddis out there too so definitely have your caddis box handy.   The sun actually came out yesterday and fish were landed on dry flies and nymphs.  We did get some afternoon rain that came through quick but not enough fell to really affect the flows.  Cannonsville and Pepacton Reservoirs are both spilling again.  Wading is tough on the main rivers but people are finding a few spots to get out far enough to catch some fish.  Just use your judgement and be careful.  The Beaverkill is dropping so you should definitely be able to find wadeable water in the upper stretches of that system.  Today looks beautiful with air temps hitting the mid 60’s, afternoon sunshine, and winds under 10 mph.

 

Eric with a good fish yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Eric with a good fish yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

Leonard with a good one during the afternoon shower.  Bruce MIller photo

Leonard with a good one during the afternoon shower. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,940 cfs 51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,890 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,610 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,400 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,580 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,270 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,770 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.7%

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