Delaware River Report / Conditions June 20, 2019

Jun 20, 2019 No Comments by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 1,499 cfs. That makes wading the West Branch more challenging. Your best bet will be the Beaverkill, it benefited from the rain earlier in the week.

Today we have some light rain falling this morning and a chance of thunderstorms later in the day. We’re still seeing the early summer mix of sulphurs, cahills, olives and some Isos. Evening fishing during the sunny days has been the most productive. With the drizzle and cloud cover today there may be more activity earlier in the day.

Boris found fish eating yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Boris found fish eating yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
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 1,590 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,990 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 982 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,800 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,220 cfs N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 611 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 816 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.0%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2019

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The worst of the rain went south of us yesterday and cleared out by early afternoon. The West Branch was clear and only had a small bump in level. However, the release from Cannonsville has been increased to 1,083 cfs this morning. Be careful if wading the West Branch. For a lower flow alternative, try the Beaverkill – the rain has kept it in good shape. There’s a chance of thundershowers in the forecast today so don’t forget your rain jacket. We’re still seeing a mix of caddis, sulphurs, cahills and olives with and occasional Iso mixed. Bring your spinners for the evening!

Steve. Photo by Bob Lewis

Steve landed a good brown. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
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 1,150 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,630 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 914 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,790 cfs N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 715 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,083 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 999 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2019

Jun 18, 2019 No Comments by

There’s rain falling this morning and a chance of heavier patches as the day progresses. The forecast is for 3/10″ and it should taper off in the afternoon. We’ll update the blog if we get more than the weatherman calls for. Yesterday we had a mix of clouds and sun. Nymphing was the best option with some dry fly action later in the day. Today might be a good day to use streamers in the morning, then switching tactics as the rain moves out.

Dominick with a nice brown in the sun. Photo by Bob Lewis.

Dominic with a nice brown in the sun. Photo by Bob Lewis.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
– #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
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 847 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 498 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,440 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,680 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 620 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 871 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 17, 2019

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The West Branch flow is already dropping after yesterday’s rain.  It is clear enough to fish with just a tinge of color down here.  The rain lasted most of the day but the feeders stayed clear until late afternoon.  Once the rain stopped we began to drop and clear immediately so we came through that one just fine.  Nymphing worked well early and then many people switched to streamers to finish out the day.  There is no rain in the forecast today so we should continue to drop.  The West Branch is already at a decent level for wading at 1,000 cfs .  The air temp will hit 80 today with 5 – 10 mph wind from the North.

 

The West Branch dropping quickly

The West Branch dropping quickly

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
– #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
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 1,080 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 454 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,630 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,520 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 842 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2019

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We have light rain falling now that should continue for most of the day.  It should stay light though without any really heavy downpours.  The wind should be 3  – 4 mph from the South with  the air temp reaching the high 60’s.  Hopefully the breeze is enough to blow the fog off the water.  Good fishing weather.  If the rain works out like Thursday we should see the hatching begin earlier.  Sulphurs, green drakes, cahills, olives, the last of the march browns / gray fox (spinners), plus the isonychias.  Today has great potential if the rain stays in check.

 

It's that time

It’s that time

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
– #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
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 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 290 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,850 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 511 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 595 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 15, 2019

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There were some bugs hatching mid day yesterday but the wind made casting difficult.  We definitely had gusts to 30 out there.  Things got better around 7 pm when the wind dropped and the caddis came out of the bushes.  Today looks much better with winds only around 10  mph, some sun, and and the air temp reaching the high 70’s.  We may see some gusts to 15 but it looks like the wind drops back down towards evening.  Besides the caddis we are seeing good numbers of green drakes, sulphurs, cahills, and the beginning of the isonychia hatch.  The last of the march browns and gray fox are still around too so have those spinners ready.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
– #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium) – waning
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum) – waning
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 632 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 290 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,090 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,010 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 549 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 14, 2019

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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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