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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 1, 2015

Jun 01, 2015 Comments Off by

The Cannonsville release was increased to 224 cfs this morning.
Yesterday’s overcast skies and last night cool air temps have definitely helped the water temperatures this morning.  The temps are still dropping and we are looking at another overcast day with some light rain and air temps in the mid 60’s.  We should be okay on most of the system today but check the Mainstem and the lower East Branch with your thermometer if you’re headed to those rivers.  A lot of the rain missed us yesterday so the rivers are clear and wadeable this morning.  There is more rain forecasted over the next three days.  Hopefully the storms don’t miss us and we keep the flows up.

We had decent numbers of isonychias yesterday but most were crawling out on the rocks.  Sulphurs, dark caddis, stenos / cahills, and small olive made up the bulk of the mayflies towards dark.  March browns, green drakes, and gray foxes are coming to an end but we still have spinners around offering decent fishing at night.  Nymphing was decent during the day and swinging isonychia wet flies worked for some people mid afternoon.

Theo sent us this picture of his nice brown

Theo sent us this picture of his nice brown

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata waning -mostly spinners
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium) waning -mostly spinners
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium) waning -mostly spinners
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 283 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 153 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 597 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 984 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 434 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 224 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 120 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 31, 2015

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The rain fell last night but so far most of the precipitation seems to be going straight into the ground.  We are expecting an additional 1/2″ or so today that should help the system.  The 5:45 am update at the Lordville gauge showed a temperature of 72 degrees.  The Mainstem and lower East Branch are too warm to fish this morning.  The lower West Branch is 66 degrees already so we suggest leaving that alone too.  The Upper West Branch and Upper East Branch are really the only two choices this morning.  The air temps should be lower today which added to the cloud cover and rain should help us out over the next few days.  Coll nights will help tremendously too.
Fishing was tough yesterday in the bright sun and the evening rains hurt the potential spinner falls.  Hopefully the cloud cover and scattered storms push some cornutas today.
We should get additional water released tomorrow under the FFMP but our guess is it will be a negligible amount.

 

Packing a little bit of everything for the West Branch

Packing a little bit of everything for the West Branch

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 261 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs 64°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 547 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 924 cfs 72°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 272 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 66°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 101 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 30, 2015

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We are looking at another tough day today but it looks like some relief may be on it’s way tonight.  The lower sections of the branches and the Mainstem are starting off warm to hot this morning.  The Lordville gauge is showing 69 degrees at the 4:45 am update.  The forecast is calling for the air temperature to reach 80 degrees with mostly sun and a brief shower moving in later.  The lower sections are going to cook today so stay above Hale Eddy and Harvard for fishable temperatures.  Nymphing will likely be the best option during the sun and heat.  We should see some little olives hatching if the rain moves through this afternoon.  Blind casting Isonychias has also been productive in some riffles.
We should get more rain overnight which will certainly help.  Cooler air temperatures are also on the way so we should be in decent shape early in the week.

 

The Mainstem is starting off warm.  Stay up high on the branches today to protect the trout

The Mainstem is starting off warm. Stay up high on the branches today to protect the trout

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 238 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 255 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135 cfs 63°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 563 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 994 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 282 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 64°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 114 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 29, 2015

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Today is going to be a tough day for the lower West Branch, East Branch, and Upper Mainstem.  Once the sun hits the water stick to fishing above Hale Eddy on the West Branch and above Harvard on the East Branch.  The forecast for today is for air temperatures in the 80’s and bright sun.  Once the sun hits the water and exposed rocks we are going to heat up quickly.  The lower West Branch hit 69 degrees yesterday and the Mainstem peaked at 72 degrees at Lordville.  After this cool morning fades let’s give the water a break below Hale and Harvard.  We have cooler temps and some potential rain coming in a couple of days that will hopefully give us some relief.
Fishing has been touch and go over the last few days.  We are seeing a lot of bugs but the fish have been shy in the sun and low water.  There are fish rising if you look and are patient.  A lot of the activity is happening once the sun drops below the hills.  Keep an eye out for spinner falls – especially the coffin flies.  We should be seeing some night time brown drake hatches soon too.

A happy group up where the water is cold.  Katie the dog sees something interesting off to the side

A happy group up where the water is cold. Katie the dog sees something interesting off to the side

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 238 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 268 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 143 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 767 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,330 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 114 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 28, 2015

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Well we finally received some rainfall.  A couple of the thunderstorms were severe and dumped quite a bit of water very quickly.  The East Branch drainage benefited the most with a large jump in flow overnight.  The water temperatures have not dropped as much as we hoped.  Fishs Eddy is 64 degrees this morning and the Lordville gauge on the Mainstem is showing 68 degrees this morning at the 5:45 am update.  The flow on the Mainstem will increase today as the water from the Beaverkill and East Branch filters through.  Hopefully this will slow the rising water temperatures today.  The forecast is for air temps in the high 70’s, sun, and moderate winds.  The West branch barely bumped form the rain with Hale Eddy at 274 cfs this morning.  Fish with your thermometer and unless the water temps fall during the day as the flow increases I would skip the Mainstem completely.
The Upper West Branch and Upper East Branch are perfectly wadeable after last night.  We are still seeing what is best described as bug soup.  We had brief hatches of stenos and olives yesterday after the rain.  You will find better hatching where you find water temperatures in the 50’s rather than the 60’s so if you’re not seeing activity keep moving around.  Nymphing has been productive during the day.  Use flies that match the size of the naturals out there.  Don’t leave the river too early.  Sun and light winds that drop in the evening can mean decent spinner falls.  We still have green drakes hatching so the coffin flies will come.

 

There are some cool mayflies hatching now

There are some cool mayflies hatching now

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 274 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,340 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 905 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,060 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 109 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 27, 2015

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If you are planning to fish today stick to wading on the West Branch and Upper East Branch. In the afternoon we suggest checking the water temperature on the lower WB with a thermometer before fishing.   The Mainstem needs to cool down before it is fishable again.  Yesterday’s cloud cover did help keep the rivers cooler than they would have been in bright sun but no significant rain materialized out of the thunderstorms.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge peaked at 66 degrees yesterday while the Mainstem at Lordville hit 70 degrees.  The Lordville gauge is showing 68 degrees this morning at the 4:45 am update. The forecast today is for an air temperature of 80 degrees with some more thunderstorms.  It doesn’t look like much rainfall coming but hopefully one of these storms sits on us for a while and we get enough runoff to cover the exposed stream bed.
The march browns, gray fox, green drakes, and sulphurs are hatching throughout the river system.  If the clouds and rain materialize today keep an eye out for little olives.

Les sent us this picture of a thick fish caught before the Mainstem temp issues.

Les sent us this picture of a thick fish caught before the Mainstem temp issues.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 271 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 143 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 400 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 839 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 159 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 106 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 26, 2015

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Time for another break or wade fish the upper West Branch or the Upper East Branch in the pathetically low water being released under the FFMP.  The combination of low flows, warm air temperatures, and sun has caught up with us again.  The Lordville gauge showed a peak yesterday around 69 degrees.  We still feel that gauge measures cooler than the actual river temperature.  Callicoon peaked over 70 degrees, Fishs Eddy was 69 degrees, and the West Branch under the 191 Bridge hit 67 degrees.  All of the rivers in the system are starting off with higher morning temperatures today.  The forecast is calling for air temperatures in the 80’s with the possibility of a thunderstorm this afternoon.  It should be sunny for most of the day which will drive the water temps up again.  It looks like the lower West, East, and the Mainstem will hit 70 today.
Accuweather has not been too accurate this season predicting rainfall so we’ll have to wait and see.  They are calling for a small amount of rain tonight with a half inch coming scattered throughout the day tomorrow.  If the rain misses us we are hoping for a directed release for the Montague flow target by the weekend.

The Lordville gauge seems to read cooler than actual temps.

Back to temperature graphs.  The Lordville gauge seems to read cooler than actual temps.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 264 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 396 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 820 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 159 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 198 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 111 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 25, 2015

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Yesterday was another bright sunny day.  The fish and bugs were shy again but did rise in the shaded areas and things picked up as the sun dropped.  We are seeing some coffin flies in the evening so be prepared.  Nymphing is the best strategy for picking up fish during the day but there are some fish rising if you are patient. There are little olives on the water so if you see fish rising and no large mayflies try a #24 pseudo emerger.
Today is another sunny day with light winds in the forecast.  The air temps will reach the 80’s with a 20% chance of Thunderstorms over the next couple of days.  Nighttime air temps will drop back to the 60’s.  Hopefully we receive some relief from either the rain or directed releases to meet the Montague flow target.  By late this afternoon we need to fish with our thermometers again.

Josh sent us this picture from the weekend

Josh sent us this picture from the weekend

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 271 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 408 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 839 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 176 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 118 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 24, 2015

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The combination of low water and bright sun made the fish shy yesterday.  We had the same mix of mayflies hatching with green drakes, march browns, sulphurs, gray fox and cahills coming off.  There were also a few decent flushes of small olives and isonychias mid day on some river sections.  Accuweather also missed the wind forecast and we definitely had gusts stronger than the 8 mph originally called for yesterday.  We should see a coffin fly spinner fall soon so definitely carry those with you if you are fishing until dark.
Today is the beginning of a warm up with air temperatures forecasted in the high 70’s.  If Accuweather is correct today the winds should be low with gusts to 8 mph.  The rivers are still cool this morning after the cold night.  We should have some clouds moving in this evening with some light rain overnight.  Hopefully the weather moves in a little early and gives us some cloud cover this afternoon.

A Green Drake feeling artsy.  Photo by Jared Makowski

A Green Drake feeling artsy. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Hendrickson #16 – E. X species
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 280 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 426 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 876 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 164 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 125 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 23, 2015

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We are coming off another cold night that dropped into the 30’s.  It’s been great news for the river system with all the rivers starting off cool this morning.  Yesterday was another mix of green drakes, sulphurs, march browns, and gray fox.  The hatching did seem to be concentrated in certain areas so it wasn’t river wide.  The fish were a little shy when the sun was bright but they adjusted and a lot of people were able to find some nice fish eating.  The wind was the biggest issue but protected areas fished well.

Today’s forecast looks good with light winds, temps in the 60’s, with a little more sun.  Mid afternoon is seeing the best activity as the water warms up a bit but keep an eye out earlier for morning spinner falls, left over flies, and caddis.  We have another cool night ahead of us before we come into a heat wave.  The march brown and green drake spinners should be coming soon.

George with a nice brown from yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

George with a nice brown from yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Hendrickson #16 – E. X species
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:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs 40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 296 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 153 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 964 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 178 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 196 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 136 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 22, 2015

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Yesterday was bug soup with the stars being sulphurs and green drakes.  Aside from those two we had decent hatches of march brown, gray fox, and even a few of the #16 hendricksons.  Some people found fish rising from 8 am until 6 pm.  Overall most people were calling it the best dry fly day of the season so far.  It was a great combination of overcast skies, no wind, and cool water.  It’s great to see two days in a row of daytime green drakes too.
Today should be decent with a little more sun, some clouds, and manageable winds around 8 mph.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 200 cfs under the FFMP Plan table 4A.  The cold nights have helped the water temperatures.  Lordville is 56 degrees this morning and the West Branch under the 191 Bridge is 51 degrees.  Cannonsville Reservoir is 96.8% capacity.

 

Dave with a pretty brown yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Dave with a pretty brown yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Sulphur #16-18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Hendrickson #16 – E. X species
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Apple Caddis #16-18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Hendrickson – #12 – E. subvaria (female)
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 241 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 320 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 496 cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs @ 56º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 193 cfs @ N/A

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 21, 2015

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You know you’re in for an interesting day on the Delaware when you see green drakes, march browns, small hendricksons, and blue quill spinners all in the same afternoon.  We had a slow start yesterday with strong winds and little action early.  Even nymphing was tough early on in the day.  Late afternoon gave us a decent daytime green drake hatch that made the fish happy.  At times the drakes were hard to see because they were blown flush in the film by the wind gusts but the fish were able to find them.  Compara emergers worked well as blown over cripples.
We are coming off another cold night so the water temperatures are in great shape this morning.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge is 52 degrees and the Mainstem at Lordville is 58 this morning.  Today is shaping up well with a forecast of 61 degrees, little wind, and cloud cover.

Ray working in yesterdays wind.  Photo by Steve Shen

Ray working in yesterdays wind. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Green Drake #8-2xl – E. guttulata
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
March Brown #10-2xl – S. vicarium (now classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl – S. fuscum (now also classified as Maccaffertioum vicarium)
Hendrickson #16 – E. X species
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Apple Caddis #16-18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Hendrickson – #12 – E. subvaria (female)
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 161 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 271 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 151 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 521 cfs @ 53º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,030 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 213 cfs @ N/A

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