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Upper Delaware River Report – June 15, 2010

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Today we are looking at partly cloudy skies and warm air temperatures, with a high of around 87 º.  There are still a few traces of fog on the river that might cause some visibility issues.  With the overcast skies today we can be sure to see a good olive hatch ranging in size 16-24.  Isos have also been spotted in small numbers along with some Golden Drakes on the water in the past few days.  If you don’t have a target, drum the banks or the riff with a 12 2XL stimulator to try and pull one of those famous Delaware Trout out of the water.  Scattered T-Storms and overcast skies are in the forecast for the remainder of the week which could set us up for a great weekend of fishing.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 452  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 285 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 672 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2830 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 84.3 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 387 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 14, 2010

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So far there have been overcast skies with misty rain for the entire morning, giving us another nice break from the bright sun.  You can expect these conditions to continue throughout much of the afternoon, as there is an 80% chance of precipitation today.  Make sure to be prepared as you head out on the water and take your rain gear along with you.  Cannonsville has bumped up the release a little to 387 cfs and temperatures on the West Branch are still looking great.  Today should provide some great action on Olives, as well as Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       452  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         145 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       285 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            672 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2830 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       131 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      84.3 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        387 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies                 Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 13, 2010

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Today’s forecast looks like we are going to have good cloud coverage for the majority of the day with scattered T-Storms entering the area around 1:00. Today look for Tricos early this morning then expect to see good BWO’s during much of the day. Mixed in with the olives there should be plenty of sulphurs, some Iso’s and maybe even a few Caddis. Even with the hot sunny day that we had yesterday the river temps continue to look good on the Upper West Branch as the Cannonsville reservoir is still releasing 325cfs.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 404 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148 cfs @ 63º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 295 cfs @ 71º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 681 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2120 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 124 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 84.7 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 12,2010

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Today we should expect to have another warm day with the high in the upper 80’s.  However the warm air temps haven’t seemed to be affecting the conditions on the Upper Delaware.  With water temps in the high 40’s to low 50’s this morning the Upper Delaware should fish just as good as it has been in the past few days.  Cannonsville is still releasing 325 cfs, so floating will still be difficult, so if you’re out wading look for a cool spot in the shade to escape the sun during mid day.  Look for Olives, Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis out on the water.  If you make it out early enough, you could get some Tricos in the mix.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 473 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 370 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1040 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2490 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 85.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 11, 2010

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Today’s weather forecast predicts partly cloudy skies and a very slight chance of rain.  The flows on the West Branch are still lower than they were during this past week and will likely remain that way at least through the weekend.  Floating would be very difficult under these flows, but wading can be very effective.  There are plenty of opportunities for good fishing on the Upper West Branch and nice fish are being caught every day.  Today you should see various sizes of Olives and Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis.  Look for Tricos in the early morning.  If there isn’t much bug activity during the day, try nymphing the riffles.  Keep in mind that tippet size could play a huge factor in these conditions, and if your fly keeps getting ignored, bumping down to a lighter tippet may do the trick.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       473 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         167 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       370 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1040 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2490 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      85.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies                 Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 10, 2010

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At some point during the night, we finally got the rain that the weather man told us was coming.  Air temperatures are cooler this morning and will be throughout the day, with a high of only 75 degrees expected for today.  We will see overcast skies for most of the day, with a very good chance of rain as well.  Unfortunately, the cold-water release rate from Cannonsville is down to 325 this morning, which will make the river difficult to float.  Like usual, water temperatures on the Upper West will remain cool, so that will be the place to be during the day.  Look for Olives, Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis out on the water.  If you make it out early enough in the morning, you could get some Tricos in the mix.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       473 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         167 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       370 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1040 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2490 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      85.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Isos                       Size 12 2XL-14
Tricos Size 22-26
Stoneflies                 Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 9, 2010

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These next two days should give us exactly what we have been hoping for—rain and a break from scorching temperatures.  While today’s high is still 85 degrees, we are happy to get out of the 90 degree range that we had been in.  Right now there is great cloud cover, and the forecast says we should have thunderstorms just after noon and through the night.  Tomorrow, those storms will turn to showers throughout the entire day, and there should be a considerable drop in temperature, with tomorrow’s high only reaching 74 degrees.  This should make for a good weekend to fish, and some cooler temperatures should lead to more bug activity on the water.  If the clouds are out, look for Olives, in addition to Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis.  Don’t let the rain deter you, this can be a great opportunity to fish.  Just make sure to bring your rain gear!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 908cfs @ 75º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2120 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 365 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 86.1 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 525 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies  

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 8, 2010

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With thunderstorms in the forecast for the next three days, we should get a much needed break from the sweltering summer sun.  Today’s forecast shows some clouds throughout the day with isolated thunderstorms during part of the afternoon.  A nice rain could do wonders for the river and overcast skies should help to cool down temperatures.  Because of the recent heat wave, the most consistent action is going to be on the Upper West Branch, where temperatures have remained consistently cool.  On other parts of the river, look towards the morning and evening hours for more action. 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       580 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         143 cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       248 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            861 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2280 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       98 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      86.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        525 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 7,2010

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This morning the release from the Cannonsville reservoir is 494 cfs. With flows at this level the West Branch is still looking good and fishing great. The most solid action has still been on the upper West Branch during the day. Towards evening action spreads out over the entire West Branch as spinners start to show. Guys did well yesterday floating the Upper West Branch and were able cover a good amount of water. Fishing from a boat gives you the ability to cover more favorable water during the heat of the day while still floating through excellent pool where large browns like to hold. It looks like the forecast for the next 2 days has overcast skies with a chance of showers, this could cool things down quite a bit and give us a little bit of rain that we desperately need.

 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       547 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         179 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       295 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            835 cfs @ 75º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2230 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       104 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      87.1 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        494 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 6, 2010

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This morning the Cannonsville Reservoir started releasing 523 cfs making our guides excited to continue to float the Upper West.  The extra release has cooled the water down to 47 degrees this morning so if your out wading make sure you dress accordingly.

Today we are expecting another warm day on the Upper Delaware. Air temperatures have been high over the past couple of days but water temperatures on the west branch are still cool. Hale Eddy stayed below 64º all day yesterday.  The best action has still been on the upper half of the West Branch where we continue to see a good amount of insect life throughout the majority of the day. Concentrate on riffles during the hottest parts of the day either nymphing or throwing a big searching pattern such as an Iso. Targets should increase as the day goes on, if you are fishing to a picky fish and have tried most of your dry fly patterns, don’t give up before trying a small caddis or small rusty spinner pattern.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 305 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs @ 75º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 109 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 523 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 5, 2010

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Looks like another sunny day on the Upper Delaware River System, highs today are to reach low to mid 90’s. With Temperatures like we have been experiencing the last 2-3 days, the West Branch is still providing the best trout fishing opportunities. The West Branch, by far, has the coolest water temps which should produce bugs and it will also give the fish a better chance of surviving the fight. Today is another day where you may want to try nymphing during the heat of the day if there are no bugs or targets. Keep an eye out for caddis and sulphurs during the day today, also make sure that you have a variety of rusty spinners with you and a spent caddis pattern could come in handy too.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 423 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 272 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 644 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2050 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 112 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 364 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies  

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 4, 2010

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Flows on the West Branch have dropped some since yesterday, after another change in the release rate from Cannonsville Reservoir.  This means that most fishing is once again going to be concentrated to the Upper West Branch, where water temperatures are still very nice and cool.  The high temperatures for the next few days will be in the 90s, with a lot of sun in the forecast for today.  Morning and evening will offer the best chance for fisherman to see bug activity, as well as escape from some of the midday heat.

Hope everyone has a great Fourth of July! 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       412 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         145 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       282 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            861 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2350 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       118 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        347 cfs
FLIES:   
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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