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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2016

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Nymphing was definitely the best option yesterday in the sun but there was some surface activity in the mid-afternoon.  There were small flushes of sulphurs and olives that brough some fish to the surface.  The caddis seemed to appear later in the evening as the sun dropped behind hills and the air temperature dropped a bit.  There were fish caught but you had to make the most out of each opportunity.
Fish the West Branch and the upper East Branch.  The Mainstem and lower East Branch both peaked over 70 degrees yesterday and both are starting off high again this morning. It looks like another day of sun and high air temperatures.

Thorn with a nice fish in the sun yesterday.  Photo by Theo May

Thorn with a nice fish in the sun yesterday. Photo by Theo May

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 323 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 954 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 497 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 117 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2016

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Another day of sunshine and warm weather. There were fish rising sporadically despite the sun offering some people dry fly fishing during the day.  Things picked up once the sun dropped behind the hills.  Sulphurs, cahills, caddis, plus a few isonychias were around.  Nymphing worked well during the day with people finding good success in the riffles.  Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday but a little warmer.  Patience should pay off today.
We are only fishing the West Branch and upper East Branch at this time.  The Mainstem and lower East Branch are too warm.

 

Ron with a nice fish this week.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Ron with a nice fish this week. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs
43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 333 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 954 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 497 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 128 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 17, 2016

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The clouds passed through early yesterday and left us with an afternoon of sunshine.  There were sporadic fish eating caddis and few sulphurs were around but the hatching and rising really picked up in the early evening.  Sulphurs and cahills were on the menu with the fish acting happy and eating off the surface.  There have been a few olives in the evening but most of the fish we’re finding are keyed in on sulphur cripples.  Keep and eye out for spinner falls in the evening and in the mornings.  We’ve seen quite a few olive spinners over the rivers before the sun hits the water.
We are entering a warming trend over the next few days with air temperatures reaching the high 80’s. The lower East Branch temps peaked over 70 degrees yesterday and the Mainstem at Lordville peaked around 69 degrees so both of those rivers are too hot to fish.  With the additional heat coming definitely check the water temperatures before fishing.

 

Water temperatures at Hale Eddy are in great shape

Water temperatures at Hale Eddy are in great shape

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs
43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 570 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 356 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 994 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 157 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 497 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 140 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.2%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2016

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The stretch of sunny weather has broken and we woke up to cloud cover and light intermittent showers this morning.  This is starting off as the best looking fishing day we’ve seen in a while. Air temperatures will be a little cooler with highs in the 60′ with a wind of 5 mph.  We should see decent hatches of olives along with sulphurs, cahills, and caddis.  The West Branch is at decent levels for floating and wading right now.  Temperatures look great on the West with 49 degrees at Hale Eddy.
Watch the temperatures on the Mainstem and the lower East Branch.  The Mainstem at Lordville peaked at 68 degrees yesterday and the East Branch at Fishs Eddy peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  The weather should help those rivers today but they are also starting off warmer this morning than yesterday. Double check them with your thermometer.

Walter with a nice brown the other day.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Walter with a nice brown the other day. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 580 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 375 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 166 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 497 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.5%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 15, 2016

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The sunshine during the day yesterday made the fish a little shy but we did see sproadic mid-day hatching of sulphurs and cahills mixed with some caddis.  There were some fish eating them but the surface activity was much better in shaded areas.  Things picked up when the sun dropped behind the hills and the fish felt more comfortable rising.  Nymphing was productive during the day with fish eating in the riffles.
Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday with warm air temperatures and sunshine.  Winds will be negligible at 4 mph.  We have a slight chance of very light showers over the next few days but the cloud cover will certainly help the fishing.  Temperatures remain decent throughout the system but most rivers are starting off a few degrees warmer this morning.  Fishs Eddy peaked at 66 degrees yesterday, Lordville peaked at 64 degrees yesterday and Callicoon peaked at 68 degrees.  All will likely peak higher today so if you are fishing the lower sections of the East Branch or Mainstem use your thermometer.

 

Larry holding a nice brown from yesterday.  Photo by Michael Brewer

Larry holding a nice brown from yesterday. Photo by Michael Brewer

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

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 392 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,040 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 173 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 171 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 14, 2016

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It looks like the heavy winds are finally behind us and we are settling into early summer weather.  Today’s forecast is calling for 75 degrees and wind under 10 mph.  It sounds like a great day to be on the water.  Look for caddis mixed with dead spinners in the morning followed by an afternoon to evening sulphur / cahill hatch.  The sun may push the hatches back until it drops behind the hills so don’t leave the river too early.  The winds drop to almost nothing in the evening so it could be a good spinner night too.  Before the hatches begin both nymphing and blind casting isonychia patterns in the riffles have been working well.  Use smaller nymphs to imitate the sulphurs.  We have a chance of some light rain later in the week which could make for a great weekend.

 

Tonya with a great Delaware rainbow.  Photo by Kevan Smaracko

Tanya with a great Delaware rainbow yesterday. Photo by Kevan Smaracko

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Green Drakes – 8-2xl – 10-2xl – E. Guttalata
Brown Drakes – 10-2xl- E. simulans
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl- Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema fuscum)
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs
43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 590 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 413 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 187 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 196 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 13, 2016

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The forecast had the wind nailed yesterday.  Gusts were definitely in the 20’s making dry fly fishing tough.  Nymphing was an option and some fish were caught.    The skies looked threatening at times but most of the rain missed us.  We had a few drops here and there but not enough to move the river flows up.  Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday with slightly less wind.  Nymphing will be your best option again but if we get some wind breaks watch for fish eating caddis in the riffles – especially once the sun pops out.  On a good note most of the heavy wind should happen during the day and looks like it may drop as evening approaches.  That should be the best bet for day fly activity if the sulphurs hatch as the sun drops behind the hills.
The winds drop tomorrow and the rest of the week looks great with warmer air temperatures.

 

Ray with a nice fish from the weekend.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Ray with a nice fish from the weekend. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Green Drakes – 8-2xl – 10-2xl – E. Guttalata
Brown Drakes – 10-2xl- E. simulans
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl- Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema fuscum)
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 590 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 434 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 197 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 214 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.8%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 12, 2016

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Yesterday’s weather forecast was way off.  We had more sun, less wind, less rain, and certainly didn’t see anything resembling a “tornado” out there.  While we were hoping for a day of overcast skies and light rain that was not to be.   Overall it was a pleasant day to be on the water.  We did have enough cloud cover to get some fish happy earlier in the day.  As soon as the sun popped the fish stopped until the clouds came back so it definitely called for patience.  The river seemed to fish by section yesterday.  Some of us saw olives and caddis during the day and very little in the evening while other people saw little during the day and decent sulphurs as the sun dropped.  It was definitely a day to be flexible with your planning and timing.  Nymphing worked well before the hatches although you will still find some green slime on the upper West Branch.  Definitely not as much junk in the water as we saw a week ago.

If the Forecast is correct we’ll have cooler air temperatures today with highs only reaching the mid 60’s.  Wind may be an issue with wind gusts predicted at 20 mph but the trees are leafed out so it’s easier to find wind protected spots now than it was a few weeks ago.  Hopefully they have messed up the forecast again and the winds will be lower than predicted.

Theo and Lucinda taking advantage of some cloud cover yesterday.

Theo and Lucinda taking advantage of some cloud cover yesterday.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Green Drakes – 8-2xl – 10-2xl – E. Guttalata
Brown Drakes – 10-2xl- E. simulans
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl- Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema fuscum)
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 471 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,160 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 226 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 273 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.8%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 11, 2016

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We are coming off another cool night so water temperatures look great throughout the system.  The water temperature in Callicoon peaked in the mid 60’s yesterday which is great for mid-June.  We should have some cloud cover today with an 80% chance of precipitation around 1 PM.  Rainfall totals should be around 1/4″ which will help keep the rivers in good shape.  Winds will be manageable with gusts around 10 mph.  All in all it looks like a good fishing day.
Sulphurs, Isonychias, and caddis.  You may run into flushes of cahills depending on what river section you fish.  Nymphing has been working well in the morning before the hatches begin.  Today’s forecast says Blue Winged Olives so carry that box with light and dark flies #16 -24 just in case.

Tim with a brown yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Tim with a brown yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Green Drakes – 8-2xl – 10-2xl – E. Guttalata
Brown Drakes – 10-2xl- E. simulans
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl- Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema fuscum)
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs
43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 467 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 213 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 193 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.8%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 7, 2016

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All of the the rivers in the system have dropped back considerably overnight and all seem to be in good shape this morning.  The West Branch looks great at 726 cfs at Hale and is clear. The forecast for the week is looking great with a chance of rain almost every day and much cooler nights.  A couple of nighttime air temperatures down in the 40’s and 50’s will be great for the water temperatures on the lower East Branch and on the Mainstem.  Unless we get a good rain the rivers will continue to drop over the next few days. There is no major accumulation predicted in the forecast.
There was a decent sulphur hatch yesterday in the evening mixed with a few stenos and caddis. Streamers fished well early with a lot of chases and some eats.

Grant with a healthy fish yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Grant with a healthy fish yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Green Drakes – 8-2xl – 10-2xl – E. Guttalata
Brown Drakes – 10-2xl- E. simulans
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl- Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema fuscum)
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 441 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 726 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 869 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,110 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 427 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 985 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 365 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 6, 2016

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We were hit with some good rain yesterday and the river flows are up this morning.  The upper West Branch in Stilesville is still low and should be clear above Oquaga Creek.  We do have color in the lower West Branch but we are dropping and should clear over the course of the day.  The other rivers are high and off color too so be careful and choose your wading spots carefully.  It looks great for streamers this morning but we should have decent water for dry fly fishing this evening – especially in the tailouts and edges.  The best news is the inflow into Cannonsville with the West Branch at Walton flowing in at 993 cfs. The rain did help the water temperatures drop on the lower East Branch and upper Mainstem.

 

What a difference one storm can make!

What a difference one storm can make above the reservoir!

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Green Drakes – 8-2xl – 10-2xl – E. Guttalata
Brown Drakes – 10-2xl- E. simulans
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl- Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema fuscum)
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 448 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 357 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,620 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,130 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 187 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 993 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 5, 2016

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We finally had some rain overnight and the most of the river flows have bumped up slightly.  The air temperatures will be much lower today with highs only hitting the low 70’s.  Winds will gust to around 10 mph and we should get additional showers in the early evening.  All in all this looks like a very good fishing day.  Definitely bring your blue winged olive box.
Most of the reports show good bug hatching for most of the late afternoon but the fish seemed shy- especially during the periods of bright sun.  It came down to being in the right place at the right time and finding the rising fish.  Hopefully today’s weather makes the fish feel more comfortable to rise.  Gray Fox, Sulphurs, Isonychia, and tan caddis were the most common hatches.

 

Hope the rain keeps the reservoirs filled!

Hope the rain keeps the reservoirs filled!

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Green Drakes – 8-2xl – 10-2xl – E. Guttalata
Brown Drakes – 10-2xl- E. simulans
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox #12-2xl- Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema fuscum)
Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Sulphur – #16-18 – E dorothea
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 E. cornuta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 441 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 611 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 501 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1260 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 187 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 511 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 164 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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