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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 19, 2015

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Last evening we had some brief thunderstorms that added a little water to the system and plenty of fog.  The water temperatures throughout look great this morning and most of the rivers besides the West Branch remain wadeable.  Floating is the best bet on the West Branch and opens up a lot of opportunities with the cold water down the Mainstem.  Upper river sections are still fishing well with sulphurs while the lower river sections are seeing more cahills and isonychias.
Accuweather is calling for today to be a warmer version of yesterday.  Some clouds in the morning giving way to sun, with some afternoon / early evening thunderstorms.  Winds should be 5 mph with gusts to 8 mph.  Light but hopefully still enough of a breeze to blow some of the fog off the rivers.

 

Pretty little rainbow in the rain

Pretty little rainbow in the rain

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,620 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,790 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 531 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,090 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,870 cfs
55
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 316 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 279 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 18, 2015

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The 1,500 cfs release from Cannonsville combined with the cool nights and cloud cover have kept the water temperatures in great shape for most of the Mainstem. The cold water has really kicked up the afternoon hatches with sections fishing well much earlier in the day than normal in July.  The summer sulphur hatch has been decent on the upper river sections while isonychias, cahills, and olives have been the ticket on the lower sections.  We are also still seeing decent numbers of golden drakes hatching in sections with fish eating them.
Today looks like a decent fishing day with Accuweather calling for air temps around 80, light wind, and a mix of clouds and sun.  We may get a light, stray shower or two.  Due to the cold water release we are seeing fog on the river, especially when it rains.  A slight breeze will move it along and bring back normal visibility.

 

Geoff with a nice rainbow last night.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Geoff with a nice rainbow last night. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,620 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,630 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 531 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,620 cfs
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Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 232 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 255 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 17, 2015

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It looks like we will have a 1500 cfs release out of Cannonsville Reservoir for the foreseeable future.   NYC DEP is attempting to  lower the reservoir level to perform some repairs on a bore hole from a test drill site on the downstream side of the dam.  Releases from the other dams should remain consistent with the current FFMP chart 4G.
So right now we have a lot of cold water which is great for the Upper Mainstem.  We are coming off a cool night so water temperatures look great throughout the system.  The East Branch system is wadeable.  People have been wading the Upper Mainstem too so that is definitely a possibility in sections.  We should have sunshine for most of the day with a few clouds coming in towards evening.  Accuweather is calling for a small amount of rain overnight.  Isonychias, sulphurs, olives, and golden drakes are still on the menu.

 

Taylor with a decent fish this week.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Taylor with a decent fish this week. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,620 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,650 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 488 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,130 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,058 cfs *Estimate
N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 250 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 285 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 16, 2015

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NYS DEP has increased the release from Cannonsville to 1500 cfs.  The increased release was explained in a press release in part:

“The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today increased drinking water diversions and downstream releases from Cannonsville Reservoir to facilitate necessary repairs in response to an ongoing turbid discharge from a rock embankment below Cannonsville Dam. DEP, its regulators, and consulting experts do not believe the turbid flow represents any imminent threat to the safety of the dam. While repairs are made, DEP believes it is prudent to draw down the reservoir through increased releases out of an abundance of caution; reducing storage does not pose a risk to the city’s water supply. The turbid flow below the dam was discovered when workers were drilling borings in preparation for design and construction of the future hydroelectric facility to be built there. During the drilling, workers noticed a flow of turbid water coming from a rock embankment near the release chamber. They immediately contacted DEP engineers and ceased all work. A preliminary investigation indicated that the drilling released ground water under natural pressure several dozen feet below surface level, causing an upward flow of water and sediment that is reaching the West Branch Delaware River.”

It sounds like there is no immediate need for concern.  There is a public meeting this morning to discuss the issue.  We’ll post any official updates we receive.

Fishing started off slow yesterday but picked up nicely as the day went on.  By late afternoon we had a mix of a few sulphurs, a few cahills, decent isonychias, and a lot of olives.  The overcast sky and increased flows had the fish feeling comfortable.  Most of our fish ate isonychias and cahills despite the large number of olives on the water.  Today looks sunny with warmer air temps approaching 80 degrees.  The bugs may hatch a little later in the day under these conditions.  Winds shouldn’t be an issue today with gusts only pushing 5 mph.

The Lordville Gauge appears to be down this morning.

 

Michael with a nice brown during a brief sunny period yesterday

Michael with a nice brown during a brief sunny period yesterday

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,620 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 498 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,220 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY N/A
N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 302 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 348 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 15, 2015

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The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been raised to 1,499 cfs this morning.  The flow in Stilesville should level out soon but Hale Eddy will continue to rise this morning.  We did have some rain overnight so the feeders are also adding a little more water.  The flow on the Beaverkill has come up this morning so the lower East Branch should rise a little later in the day.  Right now everything is clear.  There are a few creeks coming in with some color but so far everything looks fishable.  Click on the links to the gauges below for the most up to date flow information throughout the day.
Accuweather is calling for much cooler air temps today with the highs reaching the mid 70s.  We should have decent cloud cover plus a few light showers moving through mid day.  Sulphurs, olives, isonychias, and golden drakes are still making up most of the menu.

 

Michael with a double last night.  Photo by Jim Swift

Michael with a double last night. Photo by Jim Swift

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,480 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,420 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 521 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,880 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 437 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 355 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 14, 2015

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This morning we woke up to cloud covered skies with some rain in the forecast.  This should be a decent fishing day with the predicted rain spread out over the day.  We should see decent hatches of olives and isonychias, with good sulphurs in sections.  The rivers are in great shape for wading and floating.  The Mainstem at Lordville peaked just under 66 degrees yesterday and is starting off at 63 degrees this morning.  Not too shabby for July.  Temps should hold even better if we get the predicted rain over the next few days.  Definitely carry some golden drakes on the West Branch and upper Mainstem.  The fish have been eating them when they are on the water this season.

Steve with a nice one yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Steve with a nice one yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 777 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 810 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 507 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,190 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,990 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 292 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 701 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 345 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 13, 2015

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The flows and water temperatures look good throughout the system this morning.  The forecast is calling for sun, a few clouds, and some very small brief showers during the afternoon.  Hopefully the clouds stick around a little longer and we get some daytime hatches.  Accuweather is calling for similar weather for the rest of the week except we should see a few more clouds and a little more precipitation.  It looks like we are heading into a decent fishing week.
We have seen fish rising to the usual suspects of isonychias, sulphurs, and olives – plus a few golden drakes are being eaten for good measure.  Nymphs and streamers have been producing fish in between hatches.  The levels are great for wading and floating.

 

Corbett with a nice weekend fish at the end of the day.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Corbett with a nice weekend fish at the end of the day. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 777 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 512 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,541 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 316 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 701 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 316 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 9, 2015

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It looks like Cannonsville Reservoir has stopped spilling.  The river flows are dropping back this morning as the feeder creeks drop. The flows at Stilesville and Hale Eddy are similar so there isn’t much runoff left.   At these levels there are places to wade on just about every river plus floating is still an option.  Keep an eye on the graphs during the day by clicking the links below.  The release may be ramped down over the course of a few days.
The weather looks good today with light winds and a 60% chance of thunderstorms.  We’ll have to see how much rain we get over the next few days.  It won’t take much above the reservoirs to have us spilling again.
Olives, isonychias, sulphurs, and golden drakes.  We have found quite a few fish rising on the sunny days in sections.  If you see a fish rise once be patient and give it some time to come back, especially if you see the little olives on the water.

Peter should make the blog since his brother did- July 4th family trip

Peter should make the blog since his brother did- July 4th family trip

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

 

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,280 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,440 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 571 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,390 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,990 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 397 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,250 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 521 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 8, 2015

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Yesterday was another day of good fishing.  The flows and temps are in great shape so the bugs and fish continue to be active.  We kept the cloud cover for most of the day which certainly helped the fish feel more comfortable.  Along with the normal isonychias, sulphurs, and olives be sure to carry a couple of golden drake patterns this week.
Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday with a bit more sunshine.  We should see some clouds off and on with some intermittent showers.  The total rainfall amount should be insignificant to the system.

 

Lou with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Lou with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,620 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,830 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 601 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,500 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,500 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 434 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 658 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 7, 2015

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We woke up this morning to light rain and overcast skies, not exactly the weather forecast we had from Accuweather.  It sounds like we should have this type of weather for the next few days. Warm air temps, light scattered showers, and the possibility of thunderstorms.  It should make for good fishing this week if they are correct.  It looks like Pepacton has dropped below 100% so we should see the East Branch come down over the next few days.  The Beaverkill is dropping also.  Both of those rivers are now wadeable.  Cannonsville is spilling 107 cfs this morning.  If the rain totals are negligible this week we should see the West Branch stop spilling and the release cut back.  Same story with olives, isonychias, and sulphurs depending on what section of river you are fishing.  The water temps are in great shape throughout the upper system this morning so there are a lot of choices for this time of year.

 

Drew working his favorite fish pose on the 4th of July

Drew working his favorite fish pose on the 4th of July

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,750 cfs 50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,020 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 632 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,500 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,710 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 434 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 602 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 6, 2015

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Yesterday’s bright sun slowed the fishing down a little bit but overall the good fishing continues.  There were decent sulphur hatches in sections plus a smaller mix of  olives and isonychias.  Streamers are still working well with the high water.  Today looks even better with warm air temperatures, winds under 9 mph, and some clouds moving in later this afternoon. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms later in the week but we should be clear for the next couple of days.  The reservoirs are still spilling so the flows are high on the East and West Branches.  The Beaverkill is still the best option for wading.

 

Lina with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Lina with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,000 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,100 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 686 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,610 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,280 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 488 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 739 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 5, 2015

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Yesterday’s rain, overcast skies, and no wind made it one of the most productive fishing days of the season.  Fish were eating streamers very well for most of the day and there were afternoon hatches of olives, isonychias, and a few sulphurs that brought fish to the surface in some river sections.  Finding consistant risers has been tougher than normal due to the higher flows but that should improve as the water drops this week,
The flows are stil high so floating is the best option on the West, East, and Mainstem.  Sections of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc should be fine for wading.  The East Branch cleared up well during the afternoon yesterday but the West Branch still had quite a bit of color.
Accuweather is calling for sun, warmer air temps, and light winds today.  Water temperatures look great throughout the system.

 

Beth with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Beth with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,370 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,100 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 811 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,830 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,460 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 602 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 992 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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