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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 27, 2019

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Yesterday was another sunny day with tough dry fly conditions.  Nymphing or swinging wets were definitely the way to go until you found a decent fish rising.  Today we’re looking at 84 degrees, sunshine, and wind to 6 mph from the South.  Much like yesterday start off fishing underneath and switch it up when you find rising fish.  Look for areas that get shade earlier and be ready for some sulphurs and isonychias toward evening.  It’s going to be a pleasant day to be on the water.  Your best shot at olives may be before the sun hits the water this morning. The weather definitely improves for fishing tomorrow with some afternoon storms moving in bringing clouds and just over 1/4″ of rain.

 

Dan Williamson sent us this picture of a hook set

Dan Williamson sent us this picture of a hook set

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 388 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,110 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 178 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 126 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 86.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 26, 2019

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Overall it was a tough day on the river in the sun.  We had fewer clouds than predicted.  There were some sulphurs and isonychias hatching and some fish rising but it was a good day to nymph or swing wets.  There were some olives mixed in during the evening.  We’ll have similar weather today with the air temp reaching the low 80’s sunshine, and light winds.  We’re coming off another cool night.   They pushed up our next rain forecast to Sunday but less than 1/10th”.  The cloud cover will be nice.

 

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 426 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 176 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 146 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 25, 2019

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We’re coming off another night in the 50’s and into another day of high 70’s, wind 5 – 10 from the north, and some sunshine.  That pretty much describes yesterday.  The hatches should be about the same with sulphurs, olives, and a few isonychias in the coldest water.  The afternoon sulphur hatch intensity on the upper West will vary day to day but they will hatch.  Lower will be the same bugs but slower hatching until dark or after dark.  Nymphing, swinging wets, or blind casting isonychias are your best bets during the day on the lower West.   Sulphur spinners should be around after dark too so have those patterns in your box.  Wunderground doesn’t have any rain in the forecast until Monday.

 

Dan Williamson with a good fish last night

Dan Williamson with a good fish last night

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 232 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 500 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 211 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 225 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 24, 2019

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The air temp is 55 degrees this morning and it feels great after the weekend temps.  We’ll hit the high 70’s today with sunshine and wind 5 – 10 from the North.  It’s going to be a pleasant day on the water.  Hatching was sparse on the lower West Branch yesterday but it did fish well with nymphs and wet flies.  The dry fly activity is much better in the upper river with the colder water.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias will cover most of your needs.  We’ve seen decent action lower but it does tend to be more sporadic so be flexible.  The rest of the week looks like today with no rain the forecast through the weekend.

 

Steve from Rise rods landed this in Monday's rain

Steve from Rise Rods landed this one in Monday’s rain

Water temps are cooling on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville but are still high.  Give the fish a break in those areas for another day.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 676 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 721 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,670 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 302 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 286 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 23, 2019

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We had a few periods of heavy rain yesterday but for the most part it was just a light steady rain all day long.  Olives, sulphurs, and a few isonychias hatched and overall it was a good day if you didn’t mind being wet.  The flow in Stilesville hasn’t budged so above Oquaga Creek conditions are the same as yesterday.  The flow at Hale Eddy is 866 cfs and already dropping this morning.  The West Branch out front is pretty clear and fishable this morning.  We’re still at a level that offers good wading and good floating.  The flows will drop throughout the day as the runoff subsides.  We shouldn’t see any rain today.  Wunderground is calling for clouds, the air temp hitting the mid 70’s, and wind from the North 5 – 10 mph.  It looks like a great day to be on the water.

While water temps have dropped in the last 24 hours we’re sticking with the statement below.  Give the fish on the lower East and Main Stem a break and stick to the colder water.

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

The West Branch at hale Eddy flow is already dropping

The West Branch at hale Eddy flow is already dropping

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 866 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 382 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 759 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,600 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 459 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 418 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 22, 2019

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It looks like the heat is over for now.  We should see a high of 73 degrees dropping into the low 60’s at night.  They’re feeling extra confident at Wunderground today calling for a 100% chance of rain.  We do have cloud cover this morning.  Showers should start around noon and go into the night giving us just over 1/2″ of rain.  Wind will be 5 -10 mph from the North.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped back now that the extreme heat has passed.  The flow at Stilesville is at 597 cfs this morning.  There will probably be fog out there with the rain but the wind should help clear it and keep decent visibility.  Olives, sulphurs, and isonychas should cover most of what you’ll see.

 

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 393 cfs 71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 151 cfs 73°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 126 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 21, 2019

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Yesterday was hot.  The West Branch was cold and wading felt good.  We had clouds for most of the morning that certainly helped it feel cooler than it really was.  Sulphurs, olives,  and a few isonychias did hatch on the upper river in the afternoon.  The release from Cannonsville is still around 800 cfs this morning.  The WB at the 191 Bridge in Hancock is starting off at 59 degrees.  The colder water on the lower river sections should push the hatches a little earlier in the evening.  We are under a heat advisory again so bring lots of water and take breaks in the shade.  We’ll have more sun than yesterday with wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.  The weather breaks tonight and we are looking at high temps in the 70’s tomorrow, even dropping into the 50’s tomorrow night.

 

Samantha Dennis with an early rainbow yesterday

Samantha Dennis with an early rainbow yesterday

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 888 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 992 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 249 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 462 cfs 71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,570 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 171 cfs 73°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  850 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 164 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 20, 2019

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The release to Cannonsville has been increased to cool down the river during this heat wave.  We also were hit with a brief but heavy thunderstorm last night.  The river got foggy and visibility was tough.  Otherwise the rain didn’t do much to the rivers.  There were some fish working on sulphurs and a few isonychias.  Today is going to be a hot one with the air temp in the 90’s, wind 5 – 10 from the West, and the possibility of some afternoon thunderstorms.  It looks like the weather breaks on Monday.

 

A blast of cold water coming down the West Branch

A blast of cold water coming down the West Branch

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 888 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,040 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 495 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,640 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 197 cfs 72°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  850 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 173 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 19, 2019

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Yesterday was a tough one but fish were landed.  For daytime hatches find the coldest water.  You’ll mostly find sulphurs and small olives with the occasional isonychia.  On the lower sections nymph and wets will definitely be better bets during the day.  The runoff is subsiding so most of the river flows have dropped since yesterday morning.  We’re in for a warm one today with the air temp climbing into the low 90’s.  Wind will be 5-10 from the South.  We may see some scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon but not much rain.  There is a heat advisory today so bring lots of water and spend some time in the shade.  The heat breaks Monday.

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 654 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 596 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,480 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 250 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 196 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 18, 2019

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The West Branch came through the storms just fine and is fishable this morning.  The creeks were off color last night but cleared quickly once the rain stopped.  There is a tint in the river but visability for fishing is perfectly fine out front right now.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped back to 500 cfs.  We have a little rain falling now but that should clear up.  A few more storms may pass through in the afternoon but the predicted rainfall is only .04″.  Hopefully the clouds stick around all day.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  Olives, sulphurs, and isonychias should cover most of your fishing.

 

The lower West looks good this morning

The lower West looks good this morning

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 297 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 824 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,950 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 365 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 225 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 17, 2019

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Yesterday’s 20% chance of storms turned into some thunder and a few brief but heavy downpours going into prime time.  That added some fog and made fishing difficult as the sulphurs were hatching.  The flow at Hale Eddy bumped to 800 cfs but is already falling back this morning.  The color looks good.  The West should settle in like nothing happened if today’s rain misses us.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias.  The East side flows also bumped up but unless you’re fishing above Harvard they are all too hot to fish for trout.  Wunderground is calling for thunderstorms this afternoon with 1/2″ of rain.  These storms are usually hit or miss.  If there is a big flow change due to runoff we’ll do another update.

 

Flows are fine this morning for wading and floating

Flows are fine this morning for wading and floating

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 725 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 761 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 484 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 213 cfs 70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 650 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 111 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 16, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 650 cfs.  The West is still fine for wading and floating with the additional water.  The bumped broke up some algae that was floating in Deposit last evening but hopefully that settled by now.  This is likely a thermal release to help cool the rivers a little bit during today’s heat and sunshine.  There has been no change to the release from Pepacton.  We do have a small percentage chance of rain today but we’re likely looking at a partly cloudy sky.  The air temp will hit 90 with wind  5 – 10 mph from the South.  Find some shade midday for yourself and the fish.  The increased release from Cannonsville isn’t enough to change the way he river has been fishing so look for daytime hatching on the upper West Branch and late afternoon evening hatching on the mid to lower West Branch.  Sulphurs, little blue winged olives, isonychias, and cahills.

 

An extra push of cold water will be good today

An extra push of cold water will be good today

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville are all starting off today too hot to fish for trout.  If you’re fishing for trout give those areas a break and fish in the cold water closer to the dams or the headwaters of the freestone rivers.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 717 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 336 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 650 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) Eqp. Failure
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%

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