The forecast is calling for another clear day with winds gusting to 9 mph. The river should fish similar to yesterday. The best dry fly action is still on the upper West Branch above Hal Eddy. We are still seeing a mix of olives, sulphurs, golden drakes, cahills, and a few isonychias. The hatches have been a bit sporadic and sometimes later in the day but generally patience has paid off. The lower West Branch has had some activity but mostly when the sun drops in the evening. The lower West is the place to be if you want to nymph due to the green slime in Deposit. Nymphing has been best before the sun hits the water but some people are finding productive riffles during the day. Move around if you’re not getting any action.
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
Trico – 22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
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||486 cfs
|West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY||601 cfs
|East Branch at Harvard, NY||185 cfs||59°|
|East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY||356 cfs||68°|
|Mainstem at Lordville, NY||811 cfs||68°|
|Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY||149 cfs||N/A|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Release||500 cfs|
|West Branch at 191 Bridge||N/A||60°|
|West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)||84 cfs|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity||71.2%|
|Pepacton Reservoir Capacity||81.2%|