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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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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 4, 2018

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Yesterday was definitely cooler with a bit more early rain than forecasted.  The wind was up and down all day but it was pleasant when it settled down.  The weather seamed to help the fishing.  Nymphing was productive with all sorts and sizes of nymphs.  There are so many different species hatching right now it’s a great time to play with new patterns.  Some people are catching fish blind casting March Browns and Isonychias.  We are seeing all of the big bugs right now including Green Drakes.  Sulphurs, Cahills, olives, and lots of different caddis are rounding out the mix.  Today looks like a great day to be on the water.  We’ll have clouds with a few mid afternoon showers.  The wind will be lower than yesterday staying around 5 – 7 mph for most of the day.  The rain soaked into the ground and the river flows are pretty much the same as yesterday morning.

 

Art Bartholomew releasing a nice fish yesterday

Art Bartholomew releasing a nice fish yesterday

Stevens with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Stevens with a nice rainbow yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

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 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 783 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,790 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 375 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 273 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 3, 2018

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Yesterday saw decent cloud cover with the bugs coming later in the afternoon.  Some reports had fish working early while others saw the rising begin late.  There are definitely Green Drakes out there now along with the March Browns, Gray Fox, Sulphurs, and Olives. We saw a lot of spent and crippled caddis on the water last night too.  Despite all of the food floating down the river nymphing or wet fly fishing was still your best bets during the day.  Today’s forecast seems to be changing every time we look.  The latest has us cooler with the air temp staying in the low 60’s and light rain totaling less than 1/4″.  Mondays precipitation has also been downgraded to light rain.  The next week looks good with some light rain and cloud cover sticking around.

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/

Brendon with a great rainbow.  Photo by Steve Shen

Brendon with a great rainbow. Photo by Steve Shen

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.
Hendrickson  #16 –  E. subvariathere are still a few around the West Branch
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus 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 611 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 840 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,950 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 390 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 270 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 2, 2018

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The rain held off until yesterday evening.  We had some heavy rain for a while but we are clear out front.  The West Branch flow increased slightly but part of that was an increase in release.  The Cannonsville release is now 460 cfs.  The runoff is subsiding and we’re slowly dropping back already.  The Beaverkill and lower East Branch flows jumped dramatically but are falling just as dramatically.  The flow at Cooks Falls hit 925 cfs last night but has already dropped back to 527 cfs this morning.  Nymphing was the most productive method yesterday but there were fish eating on top.  Tan caddis worked well and the March Brown hatch seems to be growing.  There are still some #16 Hendricksons around the West Branch but we see fewer and fewer each day.  Sulphur and Cahill  hatches are also picking up in the evening.  We’ve spotted a Green Drake here and there but nothing great yet.  Today will be cooler with cloud cover.  We shouldn’t see any rain today but bring your raincoat in case of a stray shower or thunderstorm.

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/

 

Patrick starting off June right.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Patrick starting off June right. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
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.
Hendrickson  #16 –  E. subvaria
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus 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 698 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 303 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,090 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,350 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 527 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 460 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 1, 2018

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The rain never materialized yesterday but we did have some cloud cover.  The cooler air temperature and clouds helped keep the water temps in check.  There was a light shower overnight but the flows are pretty much unchanged from yesterday morning.  It’s going to be a bit warmer today but we will keep the clouds.  We may see a brief thunderstorm or rain shower in the afternoon. The forecast is calling for less than 1/4″ so most of it will soak into the ground.  The weather will cool back down starting tomorrow.  We all expected to see more bugs than we did yesterday.  Today’s afternoon showers should push the olives.  We’ve found fish eating sulphurs and cahills over the last couple of days so have those flies handy.  March Browns and Gray Fox are on the water so the Green Drakes can’t be too far behind.

 

matching the natural

matching the natural

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
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.
Hendrickson  #16 –  E. subvaria
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 478 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 823 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,690 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 397 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 286 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 31, 2018

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Sun and wind is a tough combination.  Some people found success nymphing early.  Blind casting caddis in the riffles paid off here and there.  Most of the hatching came after the sun dipped below the trees.  Today looks like much better weather.  We have some clouds and may see some light rain around noon.  It looks like a brief shower that may be more like a heavy mist.  We’ll see a bit more rain overnight but that should only be .15″.  The rest of the weekend has some rain everyday but the forecast doesn’t look like the rivers will be affected much. It looks like good fishing weather.  The hot, sunny days spiked the water temps on the lower Mainstem and East Branch.  We should be fine today with the cloud cover and cooler temps.  If you fish those areas double check the water temps with a thermometer today.  The bug list is not us being lazy or forgetful.  It’s May 31st and we’re still seeing some Hendricksons on the water.  They are definitely being overshadowed by the other hatches now but there are still a few out there and you can find fish that will eat them in #16.

 

On days like yesterday hunt the shade

On days like the last couple hunt the shade

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Hendrickson  #16 –  E. subvaria
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.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 478 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 585 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 249 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 848 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,780 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 400 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 450 cfs  
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 293 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 30, 2018

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It was calm and sunny yesterday.  The river was cool but you noticed the heat as soon as you walked up the bank.  There was some hatching mid afternoon plus the caddis were very active.  There were some fish eating on top in the shade.  Nymphing may have been a better option during the heat of the day.  Once the sun dropped the river came alive and things were still going into dark.  There were a fair amount of cahills, sulphurs, and olives on the water.  A few Gray Fox and March Browns were around but the fish seemed to prefer the smaller mayflies where were fishing.  Today will be a little cooler but we’ll hold onto the sunshine.  We should have clouds and light showers over the next few days.  The flows throughout the system continue to drop and water temps are climbing.

 

Jim with a nice evening fish.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Jim with a nice evening fish. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Hendrickson  #16 –  E. subvaria
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.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 534 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 266 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 963 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,040 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 466 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 450 cfs  Spill = 20 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 343 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 29, 2018

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Yesterday had it all.  Clouds, little wind, and falling water levels brought out the bugs and fish.  There are still a lot of caddis around, plus Hendricksons, Blue Wing Olives, and spinners of all sizes.  Sulphurs are hatching while we’re still catching fish on Hendricksons.  March Browns and Gray Foxes are around plus some Isonychias.  May has been a crazy month.  Today  may be the first day all season the flows on all the rivers are at great wading levels.  The release from Cannonsville Reservoir is 450 cfs with 65 cfs coming over the spillway.  Today is going to be warmer with a bit more sun but we should have some clouds around.    Winds should be non existent at 5 mph.  The lower water levels should make nymphing more productive before the hatches.  Keep an eye out for spinner falls throughout the day.  We’ve seen them on the water in the morning, mid day and evening with no rhyme or reason.  Today should fish well.  The rest of the week looks like great fishing weather too.

 

Art Bartholomew with a spinner eater in the sunshine

Art Bartholomew with a spinner eater in the sunshine

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Hendrickson  #14 – 16 –  E. subvaria
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.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 574 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 295 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,280 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 519 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 450 cfs  Spill = 65 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 406 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 28, 2018

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The West Branch flow at Hale Eddy has finally dropped below 1,000 cfs.  The whole system looks good this morning.  We did have some rain in the morning but most of the storms must have missed us.  There were a lot of bugs out yesterday but the fished seemed a little trickier than we’ve seen.  Despite having Hendricksons on the water tan caddis and small olives seemed to be the answer for a lot of them.  There are some sulphurs and cahills beginning to show so expect those hatches to get stronger this week.  We’ve seen spinners on the water in the morning, mid day, and evening.  When you find a fish eating check the water surface to see what is there regardless of the time of day.  Today will be in the mid 70’s, cloudy, with a chance of an afternoon storm.

 

Tom in the fading light.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Tom in the fading light. Photo by Samantha Dennis

by Art Bartholomew

Koby on the caddis by Art Bartholomew

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – E. dorothea
Hendrickson  #12 – 16 –  E. subvaria
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 701 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 951 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 361 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,220 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,740 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 594 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 632 cfs  Spill = 60 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 495 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 27, 2018

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Yesterday was another good day to be on the water.  By early afternoon there were enough clouds out there to give us some shelter.  We’re on the same program with some river sections still fishing Hendricksons and Apple Caddis while others are March Brown, Gray Fox, and some Isonychias.  Carry your sulphur and Cahill boxes too.  We have some light rain falling this morning with some fog over the water.   The Air temp will be lower but still nice in the mid 60’s.   They’ve been changing the rain forecast every few hours over the last few days.  The latest forecast shows the rain stopping around 4 pm.  The total rainfall may be around 1/2″ spread out over the day.  Most of that should soak into the ground.  All of the river flows dropped overnight and are looking good this morning.  Water temps are up a couple of degrees from yesterday morning.  There are a lot of wade and float opportunities in the system  now.

There is construction on Winterdale Road.  It 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/

Beth with a great fish yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Beth with a great fish yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Hendrickson  #12 – 16 –  E. subvaria
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 772 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 425 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,060 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 616 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 733 cfs  Spill = 65 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 26, 2018

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Yesterday was bright, sunny, and hot.  And not a bad fishing day.  There were caddis early, some mayflies in the late afternoon, and a decent spinner fall in the evening.  Hendricksons are still out there plus March Browns, Gray Fox, and tiny olives.  Apple Caddis are on the colder sections of river plus we’re seeing some charcoal caddis #16 and some tan caddis #18.  Rusty Spinners in #14 should cover most of your evening fishing.  Today the air temperature will be lower staying in the mid 60’s.  Winds should be under 10 mph from the North.  We should see a few clouds move in early the afternoon and increase toward evening.  If Wunderground is correct we shouldn’t have any rain over the weekend.  The Beaverkill and Upper East Branch flows look great for wading this morning.  The West Branch is running 1,270 and falling at Hale Eddy.  The release from Cannonsville will be 733 cfs today.  The spill is 96 cfs.

Tim Glynn - photo by Samantha Dennis

Tim Glynn – photo by Samantha Dennis

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:
Hendrickson  #12 – 16 –  E. subvaria
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 915 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,270 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 561 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,630 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 705 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 733 cfs  Spill = 96 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 490 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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