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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2018

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Yesterday was a mix of sunshine, cloud cover, wind, and calm.  That pushed the bugs back to later in the evening which seems a little more “normal” than the mid afternoon hatches we’ve been seeing.  The caddis are still active during the afternoon so you may find some dry fly activity over the riffles where the fish feel more secure to rise in the sun.  Starting off with nymphs or wets would make sense this morning.  The fish should be working nymphs and caddis pupa in the faster runs.  Today will be sunny with an air temp close to 80 degrees.  Last night was cool so the water temps are starting this morning about the same temp as yesterday.  We’ve been seeing March Brown Spinners at night but haven’t seen them hit the water in great numbers yet.  The warmer weather and sun should push them over the next few days.

 

The cool nights have kept the West Branch temps at good levels

The cool nights have kept the West Branch temps at good levels

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 477 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 393 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,070 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 176 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 115 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 15, 2018

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The wind was tough yesterday but the bugs hatched and the fish ate anyway.  It was another odd day when the best hatching on the West Branch was mid morning through mid afternoon.  The sulphurs were coming off and the fish were eating them in the riffles.  They were being blown off the water on the flats.  There was enough down time that you could make a cast and cover the fish.  In the later afternoon into early evening we had more Cahills, Green Drakes, Gray Fox, and a few March Browns coming off.  They were still eating a lot of the emergers underneath but we stuck with dries and found enough fish eating on top to keep it interesting.  The caddis were active in between the wind gusts too.  Today looks like it will be similar to yesterday.  Saturday looks great with winds only 5 – 10 mph.  The air temp will climb into the high 70’s but it will be so nice not having the wind.

one from Bob's camera card from the last week

one from Bob’s camera card from the last week

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 518 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 529 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 452 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,210 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 201 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 126 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 14, 2018

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We had cloud cover all yesterday.  There were some caddis and sporadic mayflies out with some fish taking advantage of them on top.  But overall it was a good day for the wet fly and nymphers.  In the afternoon we found a lot of fish eating underneath and chasing emergers.  They would break the surface occasionally or eat off the top every five minutes or so.  Timing was more important than pattern.  The Green Drakes. March Browns, and Gray Fox came off as the sun dropped.  A lot of those emergers were being taken in the water column too.  They were eating off the top enough that if you covered them you could catch them.  People who stayed out real late were rewarded with coffin flies.  All of the rivers saw a minor bump in flow from last night’s rain. The water temperatures dropped on all of the rivers too, giving a lower starting points this morning.  We’re back to sunshine today with an air temp peaking around 72.

One of last nights March Brown Emerger eaters

This one ate a March Brown emerger yesterday

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 518 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 517 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 257 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 13, 2018

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We woke up to some light rain this morning.  Looking at the hourly forecast it should be off and and on light rain throughout the day.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen any rain so the 1/4″ we’ll see by tomorrow morning will soak into the ground.  The release from Cannonsville Reservoir is still listed at 460 cfs but the Stilesville gauge shows 518 cfs.  We’re in great shape for wading and floating.  The light rain and cloud cover should help the fishing today.  Besides the olive hatches, the weather should push the other hatches a little earlier in the day and make the fish feel more comfortable eating mid afternoon.  We had sporadic hatches during the day yesterday but the wind was stronger than the 5 – 9 mph in the forecast.  March Browns, cahills, and caddis were around in the sunshine but the mayflies got off the water quick and it seemed the fish were hesitant to stay up.  Nymphing or swinging wets was definitely the way to go until the sulphurs hatched in the late evening.

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Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 518 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 529 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 431 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 195 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 124 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 12, 2018

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Yesterday fished well but the timing was a little unpredictable.  There were some clouds rolling through but for the most part we had sunshine most of the day.  Despite the bright sun the best hatching and activity we saw was mid morning to mid-afternoon.  There were sulphurs, caddis, cahills, and a few green drakes and march browns coming off.  The fish were on them pretty good for a couple of hours.  Later in the afternoon we still had a few bugs hatching but you had to hunt for fish eating on top.  It fished, it was just a little backwards from what we would have predicted with the weather.  Today will be similar to yesterday with fewer clouds.  The air temp will reach the low 70’s.  Winds will pick up in the afternoon to around 10 mph and then drop back in the evening.  Tomorrow looks great with clouds and some rain totaling about 1/4″.

 

Eric over the weekend with his first fish on a fly rod.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Eric over the weekend with his first fish on a fly rod. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 478 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 511 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 452 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 209 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 138 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 11, 2018

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The clouds stuck around all day yesterday.  The sulphur hatches are getting stronger but the timing as been dependent on which river you are fishing.  Some people are reporting huge numbers of sulphurs in the afternoon while others are seeing them in the evening.  Cahills, caddis, and March Browns should round out the menu.  There are still Coffin Flies at night.  We’re seeing some early but the guys who are staying out real late are getting some big payoffs.  They’ve been on some rivers for a while now and should be slowing down.  You may run into some Brown Drakes after dark.  Today looks like a totally different day with an air temp near 70 and sunshine.  Winds should be negligible.  That may push the hatches a little later in the day but the caddis should be happy in the sun.

 

Ken releasing a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Pierce Greene

Ken releasing a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Pierce Greene

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 478 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 484 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,250 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 226 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 151 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 10, 2018

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A landing net found on the Upper Mainstem was turned in.  If you’re missing one send us and email flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com

We’re hearing mixed reports from yesterday.  The bright sun and warmer weather seems to have moved the main hatches into the evening.  There are still caddis and a few mayflies offering some daytime opportunities but nymphing and swinging wet flies in the riffles should produce best when the sun in out.  The flows throughout the system are about the same as yesterday morning and the river temps are all starting off only a degree or two lower than than yesterday morning.  The last few days have been described as “mostly cloud” by Wunderground.  We basically had a periods of sun and come cloud cover.  Today they describe as “cloudy” so hopefully the sun doesn’t show.  There are still a lot of different bugs on the water so be prepared.  Some sections are still seeing Coffin Flies at night so definitely carry a few of those just in case they hit the water.

 

Les finding one in the bright sun over the weekend

Les finding one in the bright sun over the weekend

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 510 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 529 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 506 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 237 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 159 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 9, 2018

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A landing net found on the Upper Mainstem was turned in.  If you’re missing one send us and email flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com

We had a few clouds come through and tease us yesterday but we dealt with sun most of the day.  The bright sun seemed to push the hatches to later in the day.  Once the sun started to drop we had some more surface activity.  Nymphing or swinging wets would be a good bet during the mid day sun, especially with all the caddis around.  You may find some fish slashing caddis in the riffles so keep a dry fly handy too.  The big bugs are still around so carry your March Browns, Gray Fox, Cahill, and Isonychia patterns.  Sulphurs and olives are around in the evening too.  Some sections are seeing Coffin Flies while others are still seeing March Brown Spinners in the air. They should hit the water soon.  Wunderground’s forecast shows today as mostly cloudy and 73 degrees.  Wind shouldn’t be a problem at 5 mph from the North.

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Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 510 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 538 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 541 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,360 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 255 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 173 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2018

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Yesterday the hatches seemed to come in flushes.  When the mayflies were on the water the fish were happy and eating on top.  There was a little of everything out there:  March Browns, Gray Fox, Cahills, Green Drakes. Pink Ladys, Olives, a few Sulphurs, and Caddis.  No one mayfly was really heavy for us but they were all out.   We had some afternoon sunshine come out a little earlier than expected making the caddis happy.  Some riffles had fish sporadically eating them in the bright sun.  The warmer weather kept the fishing going into dark.  Depending on where you fish dark could mean Coffin Flies, March Brown and Gray Fox Spinners, or caddis.  If you covered them enough they would eat.  Today should be a little warmer with light winds from the North.  Sunshine most of the day.  Nymphing or swinging wets should be good until you see some action on top.  Watch the broken wavy water carefully for caddis eats.  The weekend forecast is now clear.  Water levels are good for wading and floating.

 

Ron fishing the evening.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Ron fishing the evening. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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 510 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 547 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 584 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,420 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 193 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 7, 2018

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Overall yesterday was a good day on the river.  We had decent clouds, cool weather, and no rain.  There were enough March Browns, Gray Fox, Cahills, and Caddis to get some fish looking up during the day.   Blind casting march Browns is still paying off.  There were olives on the water in the  afternoon but the fish were happy with cahills and caddis.  Some rivers had decent Coffin Fly spinner falls at dark while others seemed to shut down early.  Today will be warmer with a little more sun.  That should bring the caddis out earlier offering some opportunities.  Nymphing and swinging wets should work well today as the insects get active before they hatch.  The cool weather has kept the rivers in great shape.  We have decent water levels all through the system.

Just like we figured Wunderground has downgraded the rain forecast for the weekend.  It now looks like we’ll have great weather with only .08″ of rain Saturday night.

 

Jim put a good one in the net yesterday

Jim put a good one in the net yesterday

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
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.
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra 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 510 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 556 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 649 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 305 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 217 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 6, 2018

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The cool air temps and cloud cover over the last few days have really helped keep the water temps in check.  Callicoon only peaked at 62 degrees yesterday.  The whole system is in great shape for wading and floating.  We’re keeping the clouds and cool air again today.  Right now we’re fishing all of the big bugs with March Browns, Gray Fox, Isonychias, and Green Drakes out there.  Don’t overlook he smaller offerings since a lot of fish are eating the caddis, olives, and sulphurs too.  Right now you can blind cast big bugs and find fish and find fish keyed in on smaller flies who ignore everything else.  It’s a fun time to be on the river.  There are definitely Coffin flies out there at night.  The spinner fall is hard to predict but don’t leave the river early and have some stout tippet just in case.  The weekend is looking great.  We may have some rain but they keep downgrading the amount in the forecast.  The way the forecast is trending in the end we’ll probably have showers and good cloud cover – and good fishing

 

Even though it's June have your rusts ready at dark

Even though it’s June have your rusts ready at dark

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 714 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,640 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 342 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 5, 2018

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Yesterday ended up being a good day overall.  The cloud cover was great and we had a brief light shower mid day.  There were caddis, March Browns, and Sulphurs on the water.  The fish were happy in the cloud cover and a lot of fish were landed on top during the day.  Some river sections had Coffin Flies at night.  Today we should keep some cloud cover and have another very light, brief shower.  We’re still in a cool down period so the air temperature will stay in the 60’s.  The cooler temps and cloud cover have done a world of good for the lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and lower Mainstem.  Daytime temps will climb a little over the next few days but the nighttime temps will stay in the 50’s.

 

Tom stuck it out until dark.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Tom stuck it out until dark. Photo by Bruce Miller

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/

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 590 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 775 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,730 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 378 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 261 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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