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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 2, 2015

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Yesterday was a cold start to the season but the warmer afternoon is helping the rivers open up a bit.  The forecast today is calling for a high of 58 degrees although I suspect it will be a little lower than that.  Winds should be around 12 mph with some decent gusts as the warm front and rain storms move in.  The weather today and tomorrow should be great for the system and we should see more stoneflies over the weekend.  We’ve seen a few fish rise but the low water temperatures have kept the surface quiet for the most part.

 

Fishing has been interesting this week. The winter scenery has been awesome.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Fishing has been interesting this week. The winter scenery has been awesome. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:

Little Black Stoneflies #14 – 18 – Capnidae sp. and Taeniopteryx sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 85 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY Ice cfs @ 36º
East Branch at Harvard, NY Ice cfs @ 36º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY Ice cfs @ 34º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY Ice cfs @ 32.5º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY Ice cfs @ N/A

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 1, 2015

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Winter is slowly losing it’s grip on us, slowly.  We had a bit of snow yesterday afternoon but luckily we are looking at warmer temperatures and sunshine today and a much needed warming trend towards the weekend.  Most of the system has open water in faster sections and ice on the larger pools.  The Beaverkill seems to be the most fishable river right now.  Water temps dropped to the low 30’s overnight so it will take a while for the rivers to warm up today.  We are seeing some little black stones hatching and a few sporadic fish eating them.  Nothing to target yet.  The hatching should increase as the river warms up over the next few days.  Nymphing and slowly stripping streamers should offer the best opportunity to connect wit a fish.

 

Jared Makowski found a rainbow willing yesterday afteroon

Jared Makowski found a rainbow willing to eat a streamer yesterday afternoon on the lower West Branch

 

Hatching:

Little Black Stoneflies #14 – 18 – Capnidae sp. and Taeniopteryx sp.

 

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 85 cfs @ 36º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY Ice cfs @ 34º
East Branch at Harvard, NY Ice cfs @ 34º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY Ice cfs @ 33º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY Ice cfs @ 32.5º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY Ice cfs @ N/A

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March 29, 2015

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The West Branch is a good mix of ice and open water.  Spring is coming!

The West Branch is a good mix of ice and open water. We’re seeing more open water every day.  Spring is coming!

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March 24, 2015

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Spring is creeping in slowly and there is a little open water on the system.  Hopefully the slightly warmer weather and rain predicted for later this week comes to pass.

Stonefly on a rock while Jim Swift fishes the Beaverkill today.  Photo by Jared Makowski

An early stonefly on a rock while Jim Swift fishes the Beaverkill today. Photo by Jared Makowski

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February 5, 2015 More Snow Pack Coming

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Let's hope the snow keeps coming!

Let’s hope the snow keeps coming!

Cold weather and another 6″ to 12″ of snow in the next few days will be great news for the Reservoirs!

 

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February 2, 2015 Decent snow!

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Today looks great for the snowpack around the reservoir.  It’s not so great for a 12 year old Redbeau!  The weather channel is calling for snow until 5 PM today.

 

Redbeau

 

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The 2015 Flyfishing Show in Somerset, NJ

Jan 16, 2015 Comments Off by

Come see us in Somerset NJ on January 23, 24, and 25th 2015.  We will be in booth # C-22-23 inside the show.

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While you’re there make time to watch Bob Lewis and Steve Shen present:

Cracking The Code Of The Upper Delaware

 Friday - 12:00 PM In The Bridgewater Room

 Saturday – 12:00 PM In The Bridgewater Room

 Sunday – 11:00 AM In The Princeton Room

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The Crazy Glue Splice

Dec 30, 2014 Comments Off by

Delaware River Club Guide Jim Swift explaining the Crazy Glue splice for attaching leaders to fly lines.

 

 

More knot videos in HD are here: The Delaware River Club Knot Tying Videos
 

 

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November 5, 2014

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While the hatching has definitely slowed down Bob just couldn’t let the unbelievable weather pass by yesterday without fishing.

Bob with a Mainstem brown on November 4th

Bob Lewis with a Mainstem brown on November 4th

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November 3, 2014

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Bob Lewis is sending in some photos from the last week in October.

Pick days with no wind and the fish are still eating

Pick days with no wind and the fish are still eating

The last week of Ocober

The last week of October

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 31, 2014

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Happy Halloween!  The release from Cannonsville has been increased this morning but the all of the rivers in the system remain wadeable.  Today looks like a nice day to be on the water for the end of October.  We should have air temps in the low 50’s and winds around 4 mph.  We won’t see too many more days like this so if you have the opportunity to fish you should take it.  We are looking at a temperature drop and some rain tomorrow.  Nymphing is your best bet early and there is still the possibility of seeing some fish eat olives on top in the afternoon.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 46 degrees this morning.

Hatching:

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 218 cfs @ 52º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 334 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 496 cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 974 cfs @ 48º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 209 cfs @ N/A

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 30, 2014

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The forecast looks pretty decent today before the front moves in bringing the cold temperatures and light rain tomorrow night through the weekend.  We should hit 50 degrees today with winds gusting to 8 mph but averaging more like 5 mph. We should see some pseudos hatching plus the last little flushes of the Isonychias.  Dark caddis have worked okay on sporadic fish that are eating left over spinners and dead caddis in the larger pools.  Nymphing has been okay but most effective mid morning with caddis pupa and small pheasant tails working best.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 51 degrees this morning.

 

Keeping the Iso box full...hoping for a few more shots this season

Keeping the Iso box full…hoping for a few more shots this season

 

Hatching:

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 177 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 351 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 536 cfs @ 49º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,110 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 230 cfs @ N/A

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