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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 14, 2019

Jun 14, 2019 Comments Off by

The rain let up by early afternoon leaving us with cloud cover and awesome conditions.  Green d drakes, sulphurs, olives, and cahills were all hatching by mid afternoon.  There were also a few march browns, gray fox and isonychias out there for good measure.  There were a lot of bugs.  In some spots it took the fish a while to switch to eating on top but that was probably due to the number of bugs in the water column.  That made nymphing and swinging wets effective too.  Today we’ll have more sun with the air temp reaching 70 degrees.  Wind will be 10 – 20 from the North so try to find an area that’s protected.  Hopefully they have that part wrong.  River levels are good and water temps have fallen a bit over the last few days.

Richard with a good one yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Richard with a good one yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Nick with his first Delaware fish.  Steve Shen photo

Nick with his first Delaware fish. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 320 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,410 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 715 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 723 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 13, 2019

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We woke up to some light rain this morning but sop far the river flows are still dropping.  Overall we may see 1/2″ fall but it looks like it will be spread throughout the day.  The cloud cover should help make the fish more comfortable to rise and hopefully push the olives to hatch.  Wind will be 10 mph from the South and the air temp should hit 60 degrees.  Yesterday was a mix of sun and clouds.  People found fish rising but nymphing and swinging wets were definitely the way to go midday.  The runoff and cooler temps have helped dropped the river temps on the System even keeping the Main at Callicoon at 66  degrees yesterday.

If we see any dramatic changes in river flows we’ll post a mid day update.

Reggie yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Reggie yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Jim with a good one yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Jim with a good one yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 294 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,010 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 531 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 504 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 12, 2019

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The wind was a killer yesterday.  While a few protected areas had some fish sporadically eating on top it was really a nymphing / wet fly day until dark.  Even the caddis stayed in the bushes until dark.  The river flows are quickly dropping back to normal levels.  Even the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls is wadeable this morning at 761 cfs.  The weather looks better too with 71 degrees, wind 10 mph from the South, and partly cloudy skies.  There are still some march browns and gray fox around – plus people are running into coffin flies at night.  The green drakes may be hatching at night but every day is different so definitely have a few on you.  Cahiils, sulphurs, and caddis should also be on the water today.

 

Stilesville has stayed steady despite the rain

Stilesville has stayed steady despite the rain

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 676 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 362 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,790 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 761 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 688 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 11, 2019

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It rained most of yesterday afternoon.  It wasn’t particularly heavy, just a steady rain for hours.  The West Branch looks fine out front this morning.  It’s flowing a little higher than yesterday morning but is clear right now.  The flow increased at Hale Eddy a few hundred cfs and is at 892 cfs this morning.  It looks like it is about the peak on the graph.  Not too bad and should stay fine to fish today.  The Beaverkill and lower East Branch flows jumped quite a bit and neither of them are at a good level for wading this morning.  The flows should drop quickly over there so check the usgs gauges again this afternoon for the latest info.  The East Branch at Harvard is 682 cfs and still climbing right now.  The rain should be finished and we may even see a bit of sunshine this afternoon.  The air temp will be in the high 60’s.  The wind will pick up as the weather changes and then drop towards dark.

 

Dan with a good fish yesterday.  Photo by Larry Clark

Dan with a good fish yesterday. Photo by Larry Clark

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 905 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 682 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,790 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,960 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 795 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 10, 2019

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Yesterday was a little cooler than Saturday but we had the same bright sunshine for most of the day.  Nymphing and swinging wets worked best during the day with some dry fly action at dark.  The better hatching during the day will be in the areas with cooler water temperatures.  We already have some clouds this morning and that should increase as we get towards noon.  Some rain showers start then but we should see only around 1/4″ of rain during the day.  It looks like a great day to be on the water.  More rain is coming over night.  We should see between 1/2″ and 3/4″ fall.  Some of the rivers need the water so right now this is a positive.  We’ve been dry for a week so a lot of it should soak into the ground.  Olives, cahills, sulphurs, and caddis should be out there today.  We are seeing green drakes on some sections plus a few coffin flies.  The colder river sections will still have some march browns and gray fox.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Mainstem at Callicoon both peaked at 70 degrees or above yesterday.  The Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls both peaked over 68 degrees yesterday.  It’s time to give fish in those areas a break and fish the colder river sections instead.

 

Mike with a good fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Mike with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Mike with another good one yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Mike with another good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 571 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 9, 2019

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Yesterday was a tough day.  There were some fish feeding on top very sporadically mid afternoon but the bright sun and low clear water pushed off most of the hatching to right at dark.  It felt like mid July out there at times.  Nymphing and swinging wets were definitely the best methods during the day.  Once the sun dropped we had the same hatching we’ve seen over the last week or so.  Caddis everywhere, sulhurs, cahills, and a few march brown / gray fox.  We’re looking at bright sun again today with a the air temp being a little cooler around 74 degrees.  Concentrate on nymphing and swinging the deeper runs and riffles early.  If you want to look for risers find the pools that get early afternoon shade and be patient.  The main hatching will likely be when the sun drops below the hills again.  We have some rain moving in tomorrow.  The day looks fine with most of the rain coming overnight.

The Mainstem at Callicoon and the East Branch at Fishs Eddy both peaked at or above 70 degrees yesterday.  Avoid fishing those river sections.  The Mainstem at Lordville and the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls both peaked at 68 degrees.  If your fishing the Main stay above those areas and check the temps with your thermometer before you fish.

 

Matthew found one in the sunshine.  Steve Shen photo

Matthew found one in the sunshine. Steve Shen photo

Jeremy with a good one yesterday

Jeremy with a good one yesterday

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 622 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,580 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 300 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 339 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2019

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Yesterday was a bright sunny day with few clouds.  There were some fish caught on dries mid day but nymphing and swinging wets were your best bets until the sun dropped a bit in the afternoon.  The dry fly fishing picked up in the late afternoon with a good mix of caddis, sulphurs, and cahills.  There are still march browns and gray fox out there and a couple of green drakes being spotted here and there.

We have a couple of days of warm temps and sun ahead of us until we see some rain move in Monday.  Look for sections of river that get shade earlier in the day or riffles where caddis may be active to find some mid day surface activity.

Check water temps if you are fishing the lower Mainstem.  Callicoon peaked around 69 degrees yesterday and will likely go higher today with the bright sun and hot air temp.

Sam with a good brown yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Sam with a good brown yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 685 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,700 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 333 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 402 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 7, 2019

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Yesterday was a mix of periods that fished well and some dead time.  The odd part is some of the best fishing was mid morning.  Possibly the sun breaking through at times slowed things down.  By evening things settled down and the bugs came as the sun dropped.  Overall is was a good day with a lot of decent fish landed.  We are seeing a lot of bugs on the water with caddis, cahills, sulphurs, and gray fox making up the most food.  A few green drakes have been spotted but so far we haven’t seen fishable numbers of those- they can’t be too far off.  Today we should see the air temp in the high 70’s, a partly cloudy sky, and wind 5- 10 from the North.  A comfortable day to be on the water.  Wading levels are still great with decent enough flows for floating.

 

Lori with her first fly rod fish.  Bob Lewis photo

Lori with her first fly rod fish. Bob Lewis photo

Rob with a good evening fish.  Samantha Dennis poto

Rob with a good evening fish. Samantha Dennis poto

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 709 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 790 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,870 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 384 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 590 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 6, 2019

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We had a couple of rain bands move through yesterday afternoon but the rivers are finally and the flows barely bumped overnight.  We are still seeing a lot of bugs on the water and the fish are eating.  Nymphing has been effective during the day but there are fish rising especially in shaded areas.  The top water action picks up as the sun starts to drop behind the hills.  If Wunderground is correct we should see mostly clouds today hopefully bringing the fish to the surface earlier. Wind will be 5 – 10 from the North with the air temp reaching 71 degrees.  All of the rivers are decent for wading now and the little bump on the Beaverkill flows is good for that river.  Levels are still decent for floating too.  Swinging wet flies could be an effective method early today with all of the caddis and Epeorus hatching.

William with a great fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

William with a great fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Dan on the Mainstem.  Bob Lewis photo

Dan on the Mainstem. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 744 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 973 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,970 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 461 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 453 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 5, 2019

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Overall yesterday fished well with decent bugs and rising fish.  Mid day seemed a bit slow for dry fly action but people did find some fish eating caddis and left over spinners.  Things really picked up in the evening with just about every mayfly out there that should be out there this time of year.  The rivers are in great shape this morning with good wade and float opportunities.  Levels are just about perfect.  We should see some clouds come in mid morning sticking around the rest of the day.  A little light rain in the afternoon and 1/4″ of rain overnight.  It looks like a great day to be on the water.

 

Peter with a great fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Peter with a great fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Chris with a good one yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Chris with a good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 891 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,940 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 372 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 339 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 4, 2019

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There were some fish landed on top during the day but the dry fly action got really good after the sun started to drop below the hills.  That’s also about the time the wind finally died down.  Nymphing worked well while the wind was blowing.  March browns, cahills, sulphurs, tan caddis, gray fox, and some cornutas are out there.  Lower river sections are seeing some green drakes.  This is the time of year to watch risers closely and try to figure out what bug they are eating.  We’re coming off a cool night but the air temp should warm up into the low 60’s today.  Wind should only be 5 -10 mph out of the West.  Sun for most of the day with clouds coming in the late afternoon.

 

Mike Brewer sent us this picture from the weekend

Mike Brewer sent us this picture from the weekend

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Green Drake
– # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
– #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 797 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 963 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,130 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 410 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 402 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 3, 2019

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Yesterday was a bit of a struggle at times but overall the rivers seemed to fish well – especially in the evening after the rain.  Caddis, cahills, gray fox, march browns, and sulphurs all floated past us.  A few fish were steady but there were a lot of random eaters that you had to pick out and cover a number of times to get them to eat.  Caddis and sulphur patterns produced the most fish for us but we did find a few willing to take the bigger bugs.  A band of heavy rain came through in the evening but it was short lived and the rivers look fine this morning.  We’re still at the best wading levels we’ve seen since last July plus we’re a decent floating level too.  There’s no rain in the forecast for today but we should have cooler air temps reaching 56 degrees.  There may be some wind gusts mid afternoon but they should drop back in the evening.

Bob with a healthy brown yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Bob with a healthy brown yesterday. Steve Shen photo

 

Mark testing his Hatch reel and Scott Radian yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Marc testing the limits of his Hatch reel and Scott Radian yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson
  – #16 – E. X (male & female) – mostly spinners
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 605 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 944 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,120 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,540 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 488 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 524 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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