Author Archive

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015 Comments Off by

Reports from yesterday vary greatly by section.  Fish rising but few bugs, lots of bugs and few fish rising, or a medium combination.  The one constant seemed to be that the fish are getting picky.  Most of the river saw decent hatches of tiny olives pushing #26 plus sulphurs.  The fish seemed to eat the emergers or rising nymphs just under the surface. A small pheasant tail dropper or wet fly worked well for some people.  The nymphers did well on wet flies before the evening hatch.  We dealt with sun most of the day so the shaded areas fished the best early.
Accuweather is calling for warmer air temperatures this morning pushing into the low 80’s.  We should get a brief thunderstorm this afternoon with very light precipitation totaling .05″.  If Accuweather is correct and the clouds push in early we could have a really decent olive day.
Hot weather, thunderstorms, and humidity in August means flying ants to me. Definitely have some in your box if you’re out there today.

Theo with a nice rainbow yesterday afternoon

Theo with a nice rainbow yesterday afternoon

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,130 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 143 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 131 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.8%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 13, 2015

Aug 13, 2015 Comments Off by

Yesterday was interesting with a number of small, isolated, and brief rain showers.  It was definitely a day to have your raincoat with you.  The olives came after the rain with a lot of fish eating nymphs and emergers under the surface.  A small #20 nymph or wet fly hung off a dry would be the best imitation.  Other sections of river saw the normal sulphur hatches plus a few isonychias and cahills.  The East Branch system flows have dropped back so the Mainstem is returning to pre-rain levels.  Most of the system is fine for wading and floating.  If you go down to the Mainstem check the water temps occasionally with your thermometer.
Accuweather is forecasting air temps in the low 80’s today with mostly sun.  Look for fish rising on shaded banks.

Jared with a pretty brown yesterday. The extraordinary photographer was Pat Regan

Jared with a pretty brown yesterday. The extraordinary photographer on this shoot was Pat Regan

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 580 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 486 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs
63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 187cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 170 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.7%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 12, 2015

Aug 12, 2015 Comments Off by

Most of the system is dropping back to normal flows this morning after the rain.  The West Branch stayed clear enough to fish throughout the weather and is a nice 621 cfs at Hale Eddy this morning.  There was some color coming off the Beaverkill into the East Branch but that is also subsiding this morning.  Accuweather is calling for cooler weather today with air temps in the low 70’s.  We may get a brief / light thunderstorm this afternoon with precipitation toals of less than a 1/10 of an inch.  Cahills, olives, isonychias, and sulphurs are all still hatching.  The trico fishing has picked up a little once the fog burns off the water.

 

Brian found one on the West Branch yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Brian found one on the West Branch yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 502 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 885 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,810 cfs
63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 324 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 224 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.4%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015 Comments Off by

We did get hit by some decent rain last night and the rivers have come up this morning.  While the flows are rising we were starting off low for most of the system so we’re in good shape so far.  If anything changes we’ll do a mid-afternoon update and suggest you click on the gauge links below for the latest updates.  The lower West Branch is a little chalky below Sands Creek but fishable at 7:30 am.  We’re not sure what the color of Oquaga Creek is so if you’re fishing in Deposit take a look before you commit to a spot.  Some of the lower Mainstem tributaries are pushing some dirty water.  We should get more precipitation throughout today but if Accuweather is to be believed it will be scattered.  Olives, sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias are the mainstay.  There are a few more tan caddis around so definitely keep your eyes open for those.  If we get more color in the system it could turn out to be a great streamer day.

 

Nate's dad helps him  hold his first fish caught solo on a flyrod!  Photo by Bruce Miller

Nate’s dad helps him hold his first fish caught solo on a flyrod! An awesome start at 7 years old.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Mike and Nate with a nice brown!  Photo by Bruce Miller

Mike and Nate with a nice brown! 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)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 510 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 443 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,070 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 131 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.7%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 10, 2015

Aug 10, 2015 Comments Off by

There was little change in the rivers overnight and we are starting off this morning as a carbon copy of yesterday morning.  Things should improve this afternoon as the forecasted thunderstorms move in and the cloud cover increases.  Rain should be negligible during the day with more coming overnight.  We’ve been dry for a few weeks now so most of the rain should soak into the ground.  The West Branch and Upper East Branch continue to be in great shape.  The lower East and Mainstem at Lordville are peaking around 68 – 70 degrees.  If you fish the Mainstem double check the temperatures with a thermometer.  Olives and sulphurs are the most predominant mayflies right now.  Cahills and isonychias are hatching in decent numbers too.  We have been seeing more light bodied olives (#14-16) over the last few days too.

Theo with a weekend rainbow

Theo with a weekend rainbow

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 486 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 543 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 337 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 934 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 97 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 93 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.9%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 9, 2015

Aug 09, 2015 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a day of varied reports.  Some people saw decent hatches with very few fish rising, some people saw poor hatching but the fish were up, and other people saw a happy medium.  There didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it so don’t be afraid to move around if your spot isn’t working for you.  The hathces were the same with cahills, isonychias, sulphurs, and all sorts of olives.  We did see a few golden drakes but they didn’t get eaten while we were watching.  We did see a few tan caddis around.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen that so we’ll take that as a positive.  Trico fishing hasn’t really happened yet.  We are still seeing small clouds of spinners but nothing to get the fish excited.
Mainstem temperatures peaked around 68 degrees yesterday so definitely use your thermometer if you are fishing the Main.  Accuweather is forecasting a mirror image of yesterday with a little less wind.  Look for shade in the mid-afternoon.  There is some potential for thunderstorms tomorrow and Tuesday.  Hopefully we get enough rain to raise the flows on the Beaverkill and lower East Branch.

 

Mitchell Kaliner had a decent day yesterday.

Mitchell Kaliner had a decent day yesterday.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 486 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 543 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 348 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 994 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 99 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 98 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.9%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 8, 2015

Aug 08, 2015 Comments Off by

Today looks like a classic summer day with sun and air temps approaching the low 80’s.  Despite the weather the entire West Branch and upper East Branch are in great shape.  We are starting off at 46 degrees this morning under the 191 Bridge in Hancock.  Lordville peaked around 68 degrees yesterday afternoon so if you do fish the upper Mainstem double check the temperature with a thermometer.  Pseudos were hatching well yesterday late afternoon along with a mix of sulphurs, isonychias, and cahills.  There have been some small clouds of tricos in the mornings and early afternonns but it hasn’t been a fishable hatch yet.

 

  Photo by Bruce Miller

Chris and Andreas with nice rainbow yesterday. 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)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 529 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 590 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 103 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 106 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.9%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 7, 2015

Aug 07, 2015 Comments Off by

The cool nights and cloud cover are doing their job and the Mainstem at Lordville peaked at 65 degrees yesterday.  Not too bad for the first week of August.  It looks like we have settled into the 500 cfs release from Cannonsville which is decent for wading and floating.  There is a little water coming in from the feeders and Hale Eddy is flowing at 585 cfs.  A little rain over the next couple of days would help the system.  There may be some thunderstorms next week but it’s a little too far out to tell for sure.
Isonychias, sulphurs, cahills, and olives are still on the menu.  The olives vary in size from size #14 Cornutas all the way down to #26 pseudos so carry a good assortment out there.

James with a nice rainbow in the dark!

James with a nice rainbow in the dark!

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 494 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 585 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 367 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 974 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 107 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 111 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 6, 2015

Aug 06, 2015 Comments Off by

The West Branch is now at a great level for wading and it is still possible to float with a flow of 543 cfs at Hale Eddy.  Keep an eye on the daytime temperatures on the Mainstem.  The combination of the lower West Branch release and the warm days caused the Mainstem at Lordville to peak at 65 degrees yesterday afternoon.  Luckily we have some cool nights in the forecast that should help the system out.  The West Branch temps are still in great shape with 52 degrees under the 191 Bridge in Hancock this morning.  Look for the colder water for the best hatching over the next few days.  We are still seeing the same mayflies on the water.  Sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias.  We did see a nice flush of golden drakes yesterday but didn’t see a fish take them.  The fish seemed to prefer the smaller cahills in #14.  We’ve also seen small trico clouds on the river so definitely carry some spinners if you are out from early morning to early afternoon.

Samantha and Tony found a wide bodied rainbow this week!

Samantha and Tony found a wide bodied rainbow this week!

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 543 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 112 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 120 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 5, 2015

Aug 05, 2015 Comments Off by

Yesterday had more clouds than Accuweather predicted and it definitely made the fish more comfortable rising.  We had decent mixes of sulphurs, isonychias, and olives, plus a few more golden drakes.  The cahills were the winner for us yesterday with the spinners coming towards dark.  The recording for Cannonsville Dam is stating a release of 633 cfs this morning.  Stilesville is showing 598 cfs but for some reason that kind of difference shows up once in a while up there.  Accuweather is calling for air temps in the 70’s today with mostly sunny skies. Winds should gust around 8 – 10 mph.

 

Tony May with a nice rainbow.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Tony May with a nice rainbow. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 598 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 676 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 404 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 125 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 633 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 73.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 4, 2015

Aug 04, 2015 Comments Off by

We woke up top a little light rain this morning with decent cloud cover.  The sun should break through shortly but the high air temps should stay in the 70’s today.  Depending on which weather channel you watch we are either going to have sun all day or we may get a stray thunder storm in the afternoon.  The release from Cannonsville is 845 cfs this morning.  We should drop more by tomorrow opening up even more water on the West Branch to wading.  The release is still sending enough cold water down the system to keep the Upper Mainstem cool.  The Main at Lordville peaked at 62 degrees yesterday which is awesome for early August.  Sulphurs, olives, isonychias, and cahills are the main food source.  We have seen a few of the Heptagenia hebes (olive sulphurs) in sections plus a couple of cornutas here and there.

 

Bill had a nice day.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Bill had a nice day. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 824 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 898 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 434 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,440 cfs
60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 127 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 845 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 138 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions August 3, 2015

Aug 03, 2015 Comments Off by

We’ve received some great news about the situation at Cannonsville Reservoir and we are now returning to normal operations.  The cold water bank should get us through the summer (as long as they release it).  Portions of the press release from the NYCDEP:

  1. The turbid discharge downstream of the dam has been completely and successfully ended.
  2. After consulting with engineers from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DEP has decided to return Cannonsville Reservoir to normal operations.

DEP has consulted with fisheries biologists at the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to develop the following schedule for reducing the release over the next four days:

Aug. 2 – 1,125 cfs
Aug. 3 – 844 cfs
Aug. 4 – 633 cfs
Aug. 5 – 500 cfs

Reducing the rate of release will also significantly extend the life of the cold water inside Cannonsville Reservoir, which is important for the fisheries downstream and inside the reservoir itself. There was approximately 25 billion gallons of cold water in the reservoir as of Sunday morning.

So we should be at a constant 500 cfs release by the end of the week.  The West Branch should be fine for both wading and floating. Same hatches:  sulphurs, cahills, olives, and isonychias.  We are on the cooling trend right now with nights down in the 50’s and days switching from 80’s to 70’s.  That should help keep the system in great shape.

MIke Chain Jr with a nice brown form the weekend.  Photo by Bruce MIller

MIke Chain Jr with a nice brown form the weekend. 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)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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

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 1,100 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,180 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 417 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,690 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,125 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 146 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

Uncategorized Read more