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Upper Delaware River Report – June 8, 2010

Jun 08, 2010 Comments Off by

Water temperatures are still on the decline with the cool night time air, with highs in the low 70’s to upper 60’s for the next few days the fishing should become far more productive than it has been.  Try and get out on the river a little earlier tonight, with temps in low 50’s the fish should start rising sooner than what the recent trend has been.  Still try Nymphing and Streamer fishing during the day if the sky is clear.  Sulphurs and Caddis are still hatching in good quantities, so be sure to check what bugs are coming off.  If you can’t get them to eat a Sulphur or Caddis, don’t hesitate to try an Iso or a Rusty Spinner.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       419 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         170 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       477 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            922 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           3080 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       180 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      96.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Brown Drakes Size 10-2XL
March Browns Size 10-2XL
Sulphurs                 Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis     Size 14-16
Tan Caddis            Size 14-16
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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Upper Delaware River Report – June 7, 2010

Jun 07, 2010 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s prediction held true, as anglers saw good action on streamers early in the day. Fish were rising later on and the Sulphurs continued to hatch in good numbers.  Recent weather has helped continue to cool down water temperatures, making parts of the Upper Main Stem fishable that were previously too warm.  Water all over is still slightly off-colored due to recent rains, so take advantage of reduced visibility by getting closer to your target and making shorter, more accurate casts.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       498 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         188 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       628 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1100 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2720 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       262 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      97.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Brown Drakes Size 10-2XL
March Browns Size 10-2XL
Sulphurs                 Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis     Size 14-16
Tan Caddis            Size 14-16
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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Upper Delaware River Report – June 6, 2010

Jun 06, 2010 Comments Off by

Rain overnight has brought higher flows and slightly cooler water all across the board today.  These higher flows, combined with off-colored water and overcast skies, should be a perfect opportunity to bring out the streamers.  Fish them as close to the bank as possible and be ready for a strike.  However, don’t rule out the possibility of dry fly fishing.  With low-visibility you may even be able to get away with throwing flies on 5X tippet.  Also, make sure to take your rain gear with you today, as the chances of precipitation are pretty high throughout the day.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       452 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         194 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       511 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            878 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2490 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      97.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Brown Drakes Size 10-2XL
March Browns Size 10-2XL
Sulphurs                 Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis     Size 14-16
Tan Caddis            Size 14-16
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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Upper Delaware River Report – June 4, 2010

Jun 04, 2010 Comments Off by

Yesterday brought overcast skies for most of the day, which was a nice change-up from the bright sun and high air temperatures that we have been getting used to.  Most fishermen reported seeing fish rise throughout the day on the West Branch, which stayed below 60 degrees the entire day.  With several days of thunderstorms in the forecast for the next week, hopefully these conditions continue.  For those just looking for a couple hours of action, the early mornings and late evenings are still your best option for consistent activity.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       404 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         165 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       423 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            813 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           3000 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       161 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      97.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Brown Drakes Size 10-2XL
March Browns Size 10-2XL
Sulphurs                 Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis     Size 14-16
Tan Caddis            Size 14-16
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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Upper Delaware River Report – June 3, 2010

Jun 03, 2010 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another day of mixed reports. Hale Eddy reached 62º while the East Branch and the Main Stem both hit the mid 70’s mark. Many anglers had success on the upper West Branch where water temps are staying fairly cool. During the sunny parts of the day, try to concentrate on shaded areas of the river where the fish will not be feeding in the direct sunlight. Fishing early mornings and again late in the evening will produce the best action, as air and water temps will be at their most ideal during those periods. Although it is only early June it is important to continue monitoring water temps as they are creeping up to dangerous levels on the Main Stem and lower East Branch.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       412 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         167 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       458 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            878 cfs @ 71º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2960 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       176 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      97.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Green Drake Size 8 2XL
Brown Drakes Size 10-2XL
March Browns Size 10-2XL
Sulphurs                 Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis     Size 14-16
Tan Caddis            Size 14-16
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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Upper Delaware River Report – June 2, 2010

Jun 02, 2010 Comments Off by

Cool air temps and overcast skies kept the West Branch around 60º throughout the day yesterday. There were plenty of Pseudos on the water most of the day, other flies consisted of Dorotheas, Cornutas, Iso’s, Large Sulphurs, and Drakes. Today is going to be a hot and sunny day most of the day. Today the West Branch is starting off at 50º at Hale Eddy, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy is 66º this morning and the Main Stem is still a warm 70º.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       423 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         170 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       511 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            887 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2900 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       219 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      97.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Green Drake Size 8 2XL
Brown Drakes Size 10-2XL
March Browns Size 10-2XL
Sulphurs                 Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis     Size 14-16
Tan Caddis            Size 14-16
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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Upper Delaware River Report – June 1, 2010

Jun 01, 2010 Comments Off by

Cannonsville Reservoir is releasing 325 this morning. With this small increase in flow the river should take a little longer to warm up in the mornings. We got a light rain overnight last night but it will have very little effect on the river, however a more steady rain fell above the reservoir which may fill it up and hopefully will trigger even more of a release. Fishing should be extended this morning by the overcast skies and cooler temperatures. This evening and throughout the day should be much more productive also, as BWO’s should be on the water for much of the day.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       392 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         159 cfs @ 63º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       440 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            761 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2860 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       176 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      98.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Green Drake Size 8 2XL
Brown Drakes Size 10-2XL
March Browns Size 10-2XL
Sulphurs                 Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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