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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 24, 2018

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We were hit with a few storms yesterday afternoon and again overnight.  Both the East Branch and West Branch up near the dams seem to have come through the weather just fine.  The East Branch at Downsville is a flat 123 cfs while the river at Harvard is only 232 cfs.  The West Branch at Stilesville  is a level 344 cfs.  The flow at Hale Eddy  is 601 cfs.  Right now there is still enough clarity for fish to rise out front but the river is off color down here.  There is enough visibility for fish to rise if the bugs hatch.  If that changes during the day we will do another update.  If you are looking for clear water your best bet is above Oquaga Creek on the upper West Branch.   The lower West Branch looks great for streamer fishing this morning.  We have some light rain falling now with the possibility of more rain throughout the day.  Keep an eye on the river gauges for the latest updates.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Max with a great brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Max with a great brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 344 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 232 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,400 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 72°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 65°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 324 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 83.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 23, 2018

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We had some showers off and on overnight.  The river flows are up a bit but are already falling back this morning.  The West Branch is in good shape this morning with a flow of 566 at Hale Eddy.  Most of the runoff is below Oquaga Creek.  The flow at Stilesville is still in the low 300 cfs range.  The lower West Branch is fishable this morning.  There is some color in the water down in Hancock but not enough to turn the fish off.  The West Branch above Oquaga Creek is fine.  We do have more showers in the forecast today.  A lot of those storms usually miss us so we’ll have to wait and see how much precip. we get at the end of the day.  Olives, sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias should cover you.  Have a few caddis in your box just in case.  Streamers could be a good bet starting off.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hale Eddy was up but already dropped back below 600 cfs

Hale Eddy was up but already dropped back below 600 cfs

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 344 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 63°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 238 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,050 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 72°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 63°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 138 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 22, 2018

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The forecasted rain mostly missed us. There is a slight bump in the flows but not enough to affect the fishing. The front moving through gave us cooler temperatures, clouds and high wind gusts most of the day and today is starting off with the same, plus some drizzle. We should see the clouds and lower temperatures stick around through the day but the rain will taper off into the afternoon. Yesterday there was a mix of sulphurs, olives, Isos and cahills on the water. Find a spot out of the wind and give the bugs time to get going.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 344 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 412 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 208 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 76 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 136 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 21, 2018

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The mid day sulphurs in Deposit are still coming off offering some daytime fishing in the sun.  The isonychia hatch seems to be picking up and there are still enough cahills around to make it interesting.  We’re starting off with a mix of sun and clouds this morning but should lose the sun in the early afternoon.  It should turn into good cloud cover for the rest of the day.  Wunderground has some rain starting around 9 pm with around 1/2″ falling overnight.  Most of that should soak into the ground.  If the forecast is correct we should see rain for the next 4 or 5 days straight with cooler air temps.  Hopefully it gives the freestone and lower rivers a break.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 338 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 404 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 211 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 685 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 155 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 20, 2018

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The afternoon sulphurs close to the dams are your best bet for daytime dry fly activity.  The lower West Branch has had a mix of sulphurs and cahills in the evening offering some shots at fish.  Some of the riffles on the lower West had a fair number of isonychias hatching.  Shaded banks definitely make the fish feel more comfortable.  We’ve seen some olives and a few tricos in the mornings.  The fog has been sticking around later with the cooler air temperatures keeping the morning activity going a little longer.  The flow has settled down so a lot of the algae has filtered out allowing for better nymphing.  Today will be another sunny day but we have pleasant air temps.  The clouds should move in tomorrow and we have some rain in the forecast early next week.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Iso hatch in the sunshine yesterday

Iso hatch in the sunshine yesterday

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 338 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 408 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 219 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 80 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 191 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 19, 2018

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We’re still in a cool spell with the air temp starting off in the low 50’s today.  We should peak in the high 70’s this afternoon with mostly sunshine.  Wind will be non existent around 2 mph.  Morning and evenings have been decent on the mid to lower West Branch with olives and sulphurs.  Nymphing has been decent during the day.  The upper West Branch has the normal summer mid day sulphur hatches mixed with cahills and a few isonychias.  The fish are a little spooky in the low, clear water so be patient and approach them slowly.  Shaded banks are usually more productive but you will find fish rising in the sunshine.  If they are eating the emergers underneath try a small dropper off a dry.  The weekend now looks dry with some rain coming Monday.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 338 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 412 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 235 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 733 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 87 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 267 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 18, 2018

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Most of the storms in the forecast missed us completely.  We did get some rain but the rivers below the dams came through clear and fine with hardly a bump in flow.  The West Branch above Cannonsville Reservoir increased the most which is great for the system.  The release from Cannonsville has been cut back to 360 cfs.  That’s great for wading and should let the algae filter out of the system.  Sulphurs, cahills, and olives made up most of the hatching yesterday.  Today will be another cool day but with more sunshine.  It looks like more rain in the weekend forecast but that will change as we get closer.

 

Filling Canonsville Reservoir

Filling Cannonsville Reservoir

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 344 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 419 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 254 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 775 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 94 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 674 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 17, 2018

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Yesterday was another bright sunny day.  Decent fog in the morning but once that burned off it definitely felt like July.  The higher release kept the West Branch in great shape  all the way down through Hancock.  There was quite a bit of loose algae in the water making nymph and streamer fishing difficult but that should have filtered out now with the lower release this morning.  There were a few clouds around in the afternoon but they were moving through quickly as the front pushed through.  There were a few caddis and olives on the water but the main hatch was sulphurs.  Today looks much cooler with an air temp reaching 73 degrees.  The rain forecast has been decreased to 1/2″ over the course of the day.  Most of the rain will fall over 6 hours beginning at 11 am.

 

A wide bodied rainbpw from last night

A wide bodied rainbow from last night

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs 63°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 271 cfs 74°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 953 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 94 cfs 74°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 111 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 16, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville was increased to a little over 600 cfs yesterday afternoon. The West Branch is still at a good wading and floating level with 659 cfs flowing at Hale Eddy this morning.  The forecasted rain missed us completely yesterday so the runoff from the weekend still has the other rivers in the system dropping.  Sulphurs, cahills, olives, and caddis are still our mainstay hatches and flies.  There are some Tricos around in the mornings but we haven’t seen a decent spinner fall yet.  Today should be sunny and warm with the possibility of showers over night.

 

Mark Li with a good one from the weekend

Mark Li with a good one from the weekend

The closer you fish to Cannonsville Dam the more likely you are to see some remnant hatches like pink lady, varia, and some cornutas.  While it may be a long shot have a few in your box in case you get lucky.

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and warm water on some of the river sections.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 637 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 659 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 64°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 327 cfs 72°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 907 cfs 72°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 110 cfs 75°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 613 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 86.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 15, 2018

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The thunderstorms and light rain that were supposed to hit us around 2 pm yesterday were pushed off until later in the evening.  We did get some rain after 7 pm and continuing on and off overnight.  Most of the rivers are showing a slight bump in flow but are already dropping back down.  We have a possibility of a few more scattered storms this afternoon but the forecasted amount of rain is less than 1/4″.  We do have fog  and cloud cover this morning.  Sulphurs, cahills, and caddis are the flies of choice right now.  It’s good weather for mid day dry fly activity.

The closer you fish to Cannonsville Dam the more likely you are to see some remnant hatches like pink lady, varia, and some cornutas.  While it may be a long shot have a few in your box in case you get lucky.

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and warm water on some of the river sections.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 538 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 336 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 888 cfs 72°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 100 cfs 71°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 220 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 86.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 14, 2018

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The sun stuck around most of the day.  We had a few clouds in the afternoon but they didn’t stick around.  The mid day sulphurs were hatching on the upper West Branch but most of the fish spotted were sporadic risers in the low clear water.  Shaded banks and cuts produced better than the big pools.  Nymphing was working well throughout the West Branch.  Small mayfly imitations seem to be picking up the most fish.  Adjust your weight frequently based on the water depth.  We are finding some fish surprisingly shallow even in the sun.
Today looks like a totally different ballgame with clouds and light rain in the forecast.  Wunderground is showing less than 1/4″ of rain falling today with a little more than 1/4″ falling overnight.  Most of that will soak right into the ground.  The best potential for rain begins around 2 pm today.  Hopefully the change in weather pushes the olives and makes the fish feel a little more comfortable rising.

 

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 452 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 254 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 792 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 87 cfs 70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 93 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 86.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another bright, sunny, still day.  The best bet for day time hatching is above Hale Eddy.  There are sulphurs, cahills, and some isonychias hatching.  The lower West Branch has been better in the morning and evening once the sun drops behind the hills.  Nymphing has bee good during the day with decent numbers of fish landed on the lower sections.  Match your patterns to the naturals so think smaller.  Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday with sun, wind around 5 mph, and an air temp in the low 80’s.  Based on the forecast the river should fish the same as yesterday.

While the overnight cold temperatures have helped drop most of the water temps in the system we are still dealing with low flows and bright sun.  If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 389 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 456 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 264 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 809 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 90 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 104 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.2%

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