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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 30, 2015

Jun 30, 2015 Comments Off by

The rivers have dropped back and look good overall.  We have cleared nicely on most of the system and water temperatures look great this morning.  Accuweather is calling for overcast skies and a 1/4″ of rain spread throughout the day – sounds like a great olive day!  Sulphurs, olives, and cahills are still hatching in decent numbers with the isonychias mixed in for good measure.  As we clear, the nymphing action should pick up offering more opportunities during the day.  Streamers have been working well in the off color water.  As we clear up smaller streamers should still interest some fish.  We should get some additional rain overnight which is great news for fishing over the next few days.

Bruce MIller with a nice brown yesterday

Bruce MIller with a nice brown yesterday

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 557 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 797 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 318 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,480 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,890 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 700 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 597 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 29, 2015

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The rivers are dropping back and clearing this morning.  Despite the rising water yesterday some people were able to find fish on top eating cahills, olives, and a few sulphurs.  Others found success throwing streamers in the off color water.  The West Branch should clear well by this afternoon increasing the dry fly activity.  Accuweather is calling for overcast skies with the potential of light showers today.  Air temps should stay in the high 60’s to low 70’s today.  Between the flows and overcast skies water temps should be decent today on most of the system.

 

Jason with a nice brown in yesterday's rising water.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Jason with a nice brown in yesterday’s rising water. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 557 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 357 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,680 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,370 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 954 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 744 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

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Mid-Morning Update / Conditions June 28, 2015

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Keep an eye on the river gauges today by clicking on the links below.  We are still getting some rain this morning and the runoff from the tributaries is causing some of the rivers in the system to rise.  We haven’t seen any off color water on the West Branch but have heard of some coming down the Beaverkill system.

 

The WB is beginning to climb at the 9:45 update

The WB is beginning to climb at the 9:45 update

West Branch at Stilesville, NY
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY
East Branch at Harvard, NY
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY
Cannonsville Reservoir Release
West Branch at 191 Bridge
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2015

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While it did seem to rain most of yesterday afternoon and overnight the flows look decent this morning.  The West Branch is clear with barely a budge so far.  The East Branch and Beaverkill are climbing but the lower East and Mainstem were clear at 6:30 this morning.  We’ll have to wait and see what the feeders add to the system as the day goes on.  Water temps look great this morning all the way down to Lordville with the system in the 50’s. We’re still fishing small olives, isonychias, and sulphurs.   Hopefully the hatching is early today with the lower water temps, overcast skies, and light intermittent rain.
Accuweather is calling for air temps in the high 60’s today with just under a 1/4″ of rain from a number of light passing showers.

 

Just a slight bump at Hale Eddy so far this morning

Just a slight bump at Hale Eddy so far this morning

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 557 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 330 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,570 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,460 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 960 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 468 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 27, 2015

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We have overcast skies this morning with the Accuweather forecast calling for close to an inch of rain during the day.  While Accuweather is always accurate, looking at the state radar we should get something.  We are in wait and see mode for the river later this afternoon.  Some light rain should start around 10:30 am so we may have decent fishing earlier in the day than we’ve had lately.  We’ll watch the storm closely and update the blog if river conditions change during the day.
Olives, suphurs, and isonychias are still the best hatches right now eith more sulphurs than anything.  Keep a few cahills in your box just in case.  If the river comes up from the rain streamers could be  a great option mid-day.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 548 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 525 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 274 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,150 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 503 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 377 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 26, 2015

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The predicted storms missed us yesterday but there were rising fish.  The fish were tough but #18 sulphur emergers seemed to be the answer.  The river system is in great shape again this morning.  Nymphing shoud be good during the day with most of the hatching coming late afternoon into dark.  We should have a mix of sun and clouds with a scattered shower late.  Most of the rain is forecasted to hits us tomorrow afternoon.  That could start the hatching earlier and the increased flows should keep the rivers up through next week.  The release from Cannonsville continues to be 500 cfs

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Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 548 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 303 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,270 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 594 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 435 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 25, 2015

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The weather looks good for fishing today with clouds moving in before lunch and some light rain in the evening.  The rivers are in good shape with decent flows, clarity, and temperatures this morning.  Hopefully the clouds and rain push the hatching up today and we see mayflies by mid afternoon.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias are still the main insects with some black caddis and cahills coming off sporadically.  Nymphing and swinging wets flies worked well early in the day before the hatches started.
We have additional rain coming overnight which should keep the rivers in good shape through the weekend.  Cannonsville and Pepacton are still filling with Pepacton leading the race at 99.2% capacity this morning.

 

Jared Makowski with a nice rainbow this week

Jared Makowski with a nice rainbow this week

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 548 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 337 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,500 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,650 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 730 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 473 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 24, 2015

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It seemed that most of the additional rain in the forecast missed us here on the West Branch drainage.  We had scattered hatches during the day with the main mix of sulphurs and olives coming in the evening.  A little bit of streamer and nymph fishing mid day helped pass the times the sun popped out.  The West Branch looks good this morning and has dropped back to 700 cfs which is a great flow for  floating and wading.
Today should be pleasant with air temps in the high 70’s and sunshine.  We do have some rain in the forecast beginning tomorrow and lasting through the weekend.  If Accuweather is right a little cloud cover and light precip. could set us up for a decent fishing weekend.

Keith found a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce MIller

Keith found a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 557 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 721 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 395 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,840 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,260 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,060 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 652 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 23, 2015

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The Cannonsville release has been increased to 500 cfs this morning.  The West Branch cleared up nicely yesterday and is fishable.  There is still some color in the river but not enough to keep the fish from rising.  The Mainstem and lower East Branch are still pretty stained this morning.  We had some sulphurs and isonychias hatching yesterday with a few olives thrown in for good measure.  Streamer worked okay earlier in the day.  If you want to nymph go above Oquaga Creek on the West Branch where the flow is lower and clear.  The forecast is calling for air temps around 60, winds around 10 mph and a 75% chance of thunderstorms.  We may get over a 1/2″ of rain today which will be great for the reservoirs. Bring your raincoat.

 

Jason found a fish eating dries at dark yesterday.  Photo by David Burgher

Jason found a fish eating dries at dark yesterday. Photo by David Burgher

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 548 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 412 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,930 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,670 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,020 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 582 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 22, 2015

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The water temps continue to hold with the great combination of higher flows, rain, and cloud cover.  The flows jumped up again yesterday after some storms but are beginning to drop back this morning.  If you are wading the story remains the same- upper East Branch and upper West Branch. The rivers are way off color this morning but should clear and drop throughout the day.  Oquaga Creek is usually the main offender for dirty water but there may be one or two more above that adding some color so if the water looks too high just keep moving upstream.  The West Branch at Walton is flowing into Cannonsvile at 966 cfs- great news.  If you want to nymph during the day move upstream to lower, clearer water.  There is definitely color in the rivers but the upper WB should be fishable. Today’s forecast is calling for air temps around 80, mostly sun, and with light winds.  Gusts should be under 9 mph.

 

Jason with a nice fish from the weekend.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Jason with a nice fish from the weekend. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 456 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,270 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 477 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,030 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,770 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,910 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 966 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 21, 2015

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The flows are up this morning due to some overnight rains.  It looks like the West Branch at Hale Eddy is leveling off around 1,400 cfs at the 5:45 am update.  We have additional rain in this morning’s forecast so click on the gauge links below for the most up to date information. The Upper West Branch above Oquaga Creek should be in good shape.  Sulphurs, cahills, olives, and isonychias should be on the menu today.  Streamers could also be effective if the tributaries start pushing a little color into the rivers.  The water temps look good this morning and held up well yesterday with the rain and cloud cover.  If you head out today bring a raincoat.   We should get another 1/4″ or more of rain today which is great for the river system.

Bradley with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Bradley with a nice rainbow yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 582 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 425 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,400 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,150 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 876 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 456 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 20, 2015

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We had a little more sun yesterday but the water temps and flows held up nicely.  Isonychias, sulphurs, and cahills made up the mayfly menu with some dark caddis thrown into the mix for good measure.  The sun pushed most of the dry fly action back to primetime on sections of the river.  There has been some daytime activity in areas and nymphing has been effective during the down time.  Today looks like a great day with an air temp reaching 70 with clouds and some light rain during the day.  Winds will be light around 5 -7 mph.  It looks like a good olive day.  We have more rain in the forecast overnight and tomorrow which should be great for the system.
Found- a fly box near the bench at the Indian Country (Barking Dog) access in Deposit.  Email flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com if you’ve lost one recently.

 

Andy with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Photo by David Burgher

Andy with a nice rainbow yesterday. Photo by David Burgher

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
Click on the gauge below to view the latest update

Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 448 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 692 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 349 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,050 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 437 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 456 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.8%

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