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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 10, 2019

Jun 10, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a little cooler than Saturday but we had the same bright sunshine for most of the day.  Nymphing and swinging wets worked best during the day with some dry fly action at dark.  The better hatching during the day will be in the areas with cooler water temperatures.  We already have some clouds this morning and that should increase as we get towards noon.  Some rain showers start then but we should see only around 1/4″ of rain during the day.  It looks like a great day to be on the water.  More rain is coming over night.  We should see between 1/2″ and 3/4″ fall.  Some of the rivers need the water so right now this is a positive.  We’ve been dry for a week so a lot of it should soak into the ground.  Olives, cahills, sulphurs, and caddis should be out there today.  We are seeing green drakes on some sections plus a few coffin flies.  The colder river sections will still have some march browns and gray fox.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Mainstem at Callicoon both peaked at 70 degrees or above yesterday.  The Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls both peaked over 68 degrees yesterday.  It’s time to give fish in those areas a break and fish the colder river sections instead.

 

Mike with a good fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Mike with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Mike with another good one yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Mike with another good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 571 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 9, 2019

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Yesterday was a tough day.  There were some fish feeding on top very sporadically mid afternoon but the bright sun and low clear water pushed off most of the hatching to right at dark.  It felt like mid July out there at times.  Nymphing and swinging wets were definitely the best methods during the day.  Once the sun dropped we had the same hatching we’ve seen over the last week or so.  Caddis everywhere, sulhurs, cahills, and a few march brown / gray fox.  We’re looking at bright sun again today with a the air temp being a little cooler around 74 degrees.  Concentrate on nymphing and swinging the deeper runs and riffles early.  If you want to look for risers find the pools that get early afternoon shade and be patient.  The main hatching will likely be when the sun drops below the hills again.  We have some rain moving in tomorrow.  The day looks fine with most of the rain coming overnight.

The Mainstem at Callicoon and the East Branch at Fishs Eddy both peaked at or above 70 degrees yesterday.  Avoid fishing those river sections.  The Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls both peaked at 68 degrees.  If your fishing the Main stay above those areas and check the temps with your thermometer before you fish.

 

Matthew found one in the sunshine.  Steve Shen photo

Matthew found one in the sunshine. Steve Shen photo

Jeremy with a good one yesterday

Jeremy with a good one yesterday

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 622 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,580 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 300 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 339 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2019

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Yesterday was a bright sunny day with few clouds.  There were some fish caught on dries mid day but nymphing and swinging wets were your best bets until the sun dropped a bit in the afternoon.  The dry fly fishing picked up in the late afternoon with a good mix of caddis, sulphurs, and cahills.  There are still march browns and gray fox out there and a couple of green drakes being spotted here and there.

We have a couple of days of warm temps and sun ahead of us until we see some rain move in Monday.  Look for sections of river that get shade earlier in the day or riffles where caddis may be active to find some mid day surface activity.

Check water temps if you are fishing the lower Mainstem.  Callicoon peaked around 69 degrees yesterday and will likely go higher today with the bright sun and hot air temp.

Sam with a good brown yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Sam with a good brown yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 685 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,700 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 333 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 402 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 7, 2019

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Yesterday was a mix of periods that fished well and some dead time.  The odd part is some of the best fishing was mid morning.  Possibly the sun breaking through at times slowed things down.  By evening things settled down and the bugs came as the sun dropped.  Overall is was a good day with a lot of decent fish landed.  We are seeing a lot of bugs on the water with caddis, cahills, sulphurs, and gray fox making up the most food.  A few green drakes have been spotted but so far we haven’t seen fishable numbers of those- they can’t be too far off.  Today we should see the air temp in the high 70’s, a partly cloudy sky, and wind 5- 10 from the North.  A comfortable day to be on the water.  Wading levels are still great with decent enough flows for floating.

 

Lori with her first fly rod fish.  Bob Lewis photo

Lori with her first fly rod fish. Bob Lewis photo

Rob with a good evening fish.  Samantha Dennis poto

Rob with a good evening fish. Samantha Dennis poto

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 709 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 790 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,870 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 384 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 590 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 6, 2019

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We had a couple of rain bands move through yesterday afternoon but the rivers are finally and the flows barely bumped overnight.  We are still seeing a lot of bugs on the water and the fish are eating.  Nymphing has been effective during the day but there are fish rising especially in shaded areas.  The top water action picks up as the sun starts to drop behind the hills.  If Wunderground is correct we should see mostly clouds today hopefully bringing the fish to the surface earlier. Wind will be 5 – 10 from the North with the air temp reaching 71 degrees.  All of the rivers are decent for wading now and the little bump on the Beaverkill flows is good for that river.  Levels are still decent for floating too.  Swinging wet flies could be an effective method early today with all of the caddis and Epeorus hatching.

William with a great fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

William with a great fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Dan on the Mainstem.  Bob Lewis photo

Dan on the Mainstem. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 744 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 973 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,970 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 461 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 453 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 5, 2019

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Overall yesterday fished well with decent bugs and rising fish.  Mid day seemed a bit slow for dry fly action but people did find some fish eating caddis and left over spinners.  Things really picked up in the evening with just about every mayfly out there that should be out there this time of year.  The rivers are in great shape this morning with good wade and float opportunities.  Levels are just about perfect.  We should see some clouds come in mid morning sticking around the rest of the day.  A little light rain in the afternoon and 1/4″ of rain overnight.  It looks like a great day to be on the water.

 

Peter with a great fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Peter with a great fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Chris with a good one yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Chris with a good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 891 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,940 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 372 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 339 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 4, 2019

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There were some fish landed on top during the day but the dry fly action got really good after the sun started to drop below the hills.  That’s also about the time the wind finally died down.  Nymphing worked well while the wind was blowing.  March browns, cahills, sulphurs, tan caddis, gray fox, and some cornutas are out there.  Lower river sections are seeing some green drakes.  This is the time of year to watch risers closely and try to figure out what bug they are eating.  We’re coming off a cool night but the air temp should warm up into the low 60’s today.  Wind should only be 5 -10 mph out of the West.  Sun for most of the day with clouds coming in the late afternoon.

 

Mike Brewer sent us this picture from the weekend

Mike Brewer sent us this picture from the weekend

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 797 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 963 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,130 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 410 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 402 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 3, 2019

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Yesterday was a bit of a struggle at times but overall the rivers seemed to fish well – especially in the evening after the rain.  Caddis, cahills, gray fox, march browns, and sulphurs all floated past us.  A few fish were steady but there were a lot of random eaters that you had to pick out and cover a number of times to get them to eat.  Caddis and sulphur patterns produced the most fish for us but we did find a few willing to take the bigger bugs.  A band of heavy rain came through in the evening but it was short lived and the rivers look fine this morning.  We’re still at the best wading levels we’ve seen since last July plus we’re a decent floating level too.  There’s no rain in the forecast for today but we should have cooler air temps reaching 56 degrees.  There may be some wind gusts mid afternoon but they should drop back in the evening.

Bob with a healthy brown yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Bob with a healthy brown yesterday. Steve Shen photo

 

Mark testing his Hatch reel and Scott Radian yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Marc testing the limits of his Hatch reel and Scott Radian yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson
  – #16 – E. X (male & female) – mostly spinners
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 605 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 944 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,120 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,540 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 488 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 524 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 2, 2019

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The rain held off until dark last night leaving us with a mix of clouds and sun all day.  There were fewer bugs out than Friday but there were enough to keep the fish happy and eating.  Most people did well with some really nice fish landed.  Dry flies, nymphs, and wet flies all put fish in the net.  It was a great way to start off June.  The rain did little to the river flows and things look good this morning.  The rivers are at decent levels for floating and wading.  Today’s weather looks similar to yesterday with some scattered thunderstorms moving through but not dropping a lot of rain.  We should see a little over 1/4″ of rain, wind 5 – 10 from the South, and an air temp near 70 degrees.  A good fishing day.

 

Scott with his first Delaware brown.  Art Bartholomew photo

Scott with his first Delaware brown. Art Bartholomew photo

Phil with a really healthy brown.  Bob Lewis photo

Phil with a really healthy brown. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson
  – #16 – E. X (male & female) – mostly spinners
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 905 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,120 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,550 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 484 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 410 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 1, 2019

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It sounds like it was hard to pick a bad piece of water yesterday and everyone out there did well and caught fish.  There were more clouds out there than originally forecasted and that definitely helped.  Lots of caddis during the day just about everywhere.  Some sections had decent gray fox hatching with some sulphurs while other areas had small hendrickson spinners and a few cahills.  There are even some tiny olives hatching now.   The fish should start eating those more in the lower flows.  Today looks like another good day with cloud cover this morning and a chance of the thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Total precipitation during the day should be around .25″ so they are not calling for real heavy storms.  We may see the same amount fall overnight.  If Wunderground is accurate the rivers will come through just fine with maybe a small bump in flows.  We are still at great levels for floating and wading on most of the System.

 

Fred Nelson with a good brown yesterday

Fred Nelson with a good brown yesterday

 

Drew with a good fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Drew with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson
  – #16 – E. X (male & female) – mostly spinners
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp. – waning
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 661 cfs 50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 965 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,210 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,790 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 543 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 31, 2019

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Everyone seemed to find good hatching and good fish yesterday.  The hatches varied depending on what section you were on but there were decent numbers of caddis, hendrickson spinners, march browns, and fishable numbers of gray fox and sulphurs.  The rain held off until after dark.  The total precip was not much and the rivers look fine this morning.  There are a lot of wade opportunities on the system now and we are still floating.  We’ll have sunshine with an air temp around 70 degrees today.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.  Sounds like another good day to be on the water.

 

Mike with a good one yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Mike with a good one yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

Pat did well yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Pat did well yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson
  – #16 – E. X (male & female) – mostly spinners
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp. – waning
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 661 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 269 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,380 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,200 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 580 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 30, 2019

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We had more rain yesterday but rather than short lived heavy rain we saw a more steady light rain in the afternoon.  The West Branch flow is starting off this morning pretty much where it was yesterday morning at 1,200 cfs.  That should fall slowly throughout the day.  The Beaverkill flow jumped up to 900 cfs but is already dropping this morning.  We have some rain in today’s forecast but the total precipitation should be around 1/10th” during the day and about the same amount overnight.  Wind will be 5 – 10 from the South.  Looks like a good day to be on the water.  Caddis have been the main fish food over the last couple of days but we are seeing the end of the small hendricksons and the beginning of the gray foxes and march browns.  We’ve seen a few sulphurs so definitely have that box with you.

 

and Nick again. Steve Shen photo

and Nick again. Steve Shen photo

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson
  – #16 – E. X (male & 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

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 318 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,750 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 935 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 772 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 554 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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