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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 6, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped back to 600 cfs, still making for great wading and floating on the West Branch. The lower East Branch, Beaverkill and the Main Stem are still warm. If the weather forecast is to be believed, there should be clouds developing this afternoon with a possibility of some thunderstorms. The rainfall amounts look minor and probably won’t affect the levels. Sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias continue to be the most prevalent hatches.

Tyler-olive

Bring your small olive imitations with you.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 628 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 520 cfs
68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,230 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 199 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 210 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 5, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 700 cfs. The level is good for both wading and floating and the increase will keep the West Branch cool. The lower East Branch, Beaverkill and Main Stem are warm, check the temperature with a thermometer first if you’re fishing for trout. Today looks like another sunny, warm day – get out there early or stay past dark if you can. Sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias are still the hatches of choice.

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Ron found a nice rainbow.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 696 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 726 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 559 cfs
66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,340 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 211 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 700 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 231 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.0%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 4, 2017

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Happy Fourth of July! Yesterday’s sun made the fish wary. Look in the shaded areas for rising fish and use stealth when approaching them. Blind casting in the riffles and along the seams can produce fish. Check your sub-surface flies often for algae if you’re fishing higher up in the system. Today’s weather looks like a carbon copy of yesterday’s with sun and light winds. We’re seeing the same mix of sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias out there with some hatching earlier in the day.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 559 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 624 cfs
67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 237 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 269 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.0%

 

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Delaware River Report/Conditions May 2, 2017

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We got hit by thunderstorms last night. The rivers are not wadeable today. But our guides will be out on the West Branch throwing streamers. We’ll update the blog with the flows once our power comes back on.

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Tying the East Branch Caddis

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Watch more Delaware River Club tying videos here.

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 27, 2016

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The West Branch is up slightly this morning but is still in good shape for wading and floating.  The release from Cannonsville has been raised slightly to 594 cfs.  We had some light rain overnight but it wasn’t enough to change the flows.  The buildings are covered in small olives this morning which is a good start to Fall.  Along with the olives we’ve been seeing more caddis and #14 isonychias.  If the clouds stick around today we could see some decent fishing in the bigger pools.  Winds will be light under 10 mph all day.  We have light rain in the forecast from Thursday through Saturday night.  If we keep the clouds and light rain going this could be a very good weekend to be on the water.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
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 577 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 208 cfs
58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 784 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 74 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 594 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 96 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 50.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 26, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is 521 cfs this morning.  The cold nights have really helped the water temperatures on the lower East Branch and Mainstem and everything looks good this morning.  The weather looks great today with clouds, air temperatures in the high 60’s, and some light rain tonight.  Winds will gust around 10 mph.  Isonychias and olives are the main hatches now with a few light cahills still around.  The fall caddis hatches seem to be coming on offering some fishing when the get stuck on the water.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
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
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 122 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 182 cfs
56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 802 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 67 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 521 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 98 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 52.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 74.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 10, 2016

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Another chilly night means the water temperatures continue to stay cool even though the levels are dropping. The air temperatures are starting to rise and we will have some decent wind to contend with this afternoon. The release from Cannonsville remains at 500 cfs so the West Branch and upper Main Stem are both wade and boat friendly. We’re still seeing good numbers of Sulphurs, Isonychia, Stenos and Light Blue Winged Olives.

Geoff with a beautiful brown and a good cigar. Photo by Bob Lewis

Geoff with a beautiful brown and a good cigar. Photo by Bob Lewis

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 637 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 531 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 248 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 225 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 9, 2016

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We had some rain showers yesterday morning but the heaviest precipitation fell to the south. The rivers are dropping down to the levels we had before Sunday’s rain and are fine for floating or wading. The cool nights have helped to lower the water temperatures throughout the system. The East Branch and Main Stem are finally cooling down. Today looks like a sunnier version of yesterday with strong wind gusts and another cool evening. The hatching remains the same with Sulphurs, Isos, Tan Caddis and Olives.

Jared netted a brown yesterday.

Jared netted a good looking brown 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 502 cfs
43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 687 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 707 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 308 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 277 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2016

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The thunderstorms yesterday mostly hit the West Branch. Luckily they were brief, the river did not get muddy and is up only a small amount. The cool night has the water temperatures starting off a little lower today. These next few days of milder air temperatures and lows in the 40’s will help the system stay fishable. Sulphurs, Isonychia, Light Blue Winged Olives and tan caddis were the most common hatches.

Bob with a nice rainbow.

Bob with a nice rainbow.

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 738 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 266 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 824 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,780 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 356 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 507 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 362 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2015

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The release from Cannonsville has been raised another 100 cfs to 1,099 cfs this morning. That will make the lower West Branch more difficult to wade. The best bet is still the Main Stem and sections of the upper East Branch that are open to fishing. We saw varieties of spinners in the evening, make sure you have something that floats flush in your box. The forecast is calling for a chilly and windy day with a mix of clouds, sun and possibly a sprinkle or two.

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Fall is in full swing on the river.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
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 sp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,100 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs
58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 122 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 221 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,240 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 96 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,099 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 52.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2015

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We continue to receive water from Cannonsville to meet downstream targets. The forecast is calling for scattered showers and overcast conditions throughout the day but no significant precipitation amounts. Watch for fish rising in the afternoon and early evening. Wading the Main Stem remains the best option given the higher flow from the West Branch.
The upper West Branch (from Deposit to the NY/PA border) and upper East Branch (from Pepacton Dam downstream to the Shinhopple Bridge) are now closed to fishing for the season. The lower West Branch, lower East Branch and Main Stem remain open but are now catch and release only. For more information, view the Delaware County fishing regulations and the border water regulations.

home-pool

Home pool showing off it’s fall colors.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
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 sp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,020 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs
58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 120 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 221 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 97 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 986 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 142 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 52.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.1%

 

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