Delaware River Report / Conditions October 30, 2016

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Yesterday felt like early September and we are coming off a really warm night.  The water temperatures are up from yesterday morning and that should help the hatching.  There were some olives and a few isonychias out yesterday but streamers and nymphs were definitely more productive.  The Cannonsville release is 574 this morning.  The West Branch, lower East Branch, and Mainstem are all in decent shape for floating and wading.  We may get a light shower or two today with wind gusts staying under 10 mph.  Not a bad looking fishing day for the end of October.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 519 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 834 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 611 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 802 cfs
47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,800 cfs
49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 112 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 574 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 280 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 31%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 62.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 29, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is increasing this morning.   The East Branch flow at Downsville is also up this morning at 478 cfs.  The West Branch flow should be settled down by this afternoon.  Air temperatures will approach 60 degrees which will feel like summer after the past few days.  We may get some olives in the afternoon but streamers and nymphs will be your best bet.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 548 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 617 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 877 cfs
41°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,580 cfs
41°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 148 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 308 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 354 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 31%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 62.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is 308 cfs this morning.  We went from 100 cfs yesterday to over 1,000 cfs overnight, back to 300 cfs this morning.  The lower West Branch flow should fall throughout the day and settle in by late afternoon.  The temperatures are higher on the WB than the EB so hatching should be a bit better.  There were olives hatching yesterday afternoon on the West during the rain.  We should have overcast today with little precipitation.  We are on a bit of a warming trend and should see good temperatures by Saturday.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 326 cfs
57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 470 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 713 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,240 cfs
43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 166 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 308 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 406 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 31.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 62.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is 90 cfs.  The flow at Downsville is 77 cfs.  We woke up to some light snow coming down in the higher elevations.  That should switch to rain mid morning when air temperatures climb to the low 40’s.  We shouldn’t see much accumulation and it should melt fairly quick.  This is just a brief cold spell and air temperatures will climb back into the 50’s on Saturday.  Nymphing should be good today but definitely keep an eye out for olives in the lower water

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 103 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 274 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 127 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 232 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 936 cfs
46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 64 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 910 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 115 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 31.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 63.2%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 326 cfs as of 8 am this morning.  It has been dropping around 100 cfs each hour but should settle in by mid morning.  It will take a while for the water levels to drop on the lower West and Mainstem.  The East Branch release has also been cut leaving a flow of 259 cfs at Downsville.  There is no projected release from Lake Wallenpaupack.  We do have some rain and possible snow in the higher elevations over the next couple of days.  Day time air temperatures will be in the 40’s and possibly even in the 50’s on the weekend.  The lower water may concentrate the small blue winged olives on the West and East.  There are still a couple of isonychias around too.  Wet fly and nymph fishing should pick up and streamers have still been effective.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 434 cfs
58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 885 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 337 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 413 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,630 cfs
48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 66 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 910 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 124 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 32.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 63.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2016

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The release from Cannonville is 910 cfs.  The release from Pepacton has been increased this morning and the flow at Downsville is now 478 cfs.  The Beaverkill is slowing dropping back as the runoff subsides but it’s really cool to see the East Branch flow at Fishs Eddy at 644 cfs this morning.  People have found some fish on the lower EB over the last few weeks so it may be worth a look.  We’ll have some wind to deal with again today but if you can get in a calm area there have been a mix of olives hatching with a few isonychias still.  Streamers have definitely been the most productive method followed by nymphing.  Air temperatures will be in the 40’s today with light rain / heavy mist at times.  Some of the higher elevations may see a quick snow shower but so far we haven’t seen a flake in the lower elevations along the river.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 872 cfs
59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 536 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 644 cfs
45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,720 cfs
51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 73 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 910 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 33.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 64.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is 1,038 cfs this morning. The flow at Downsville is still 329 cfs.  Despite the recent rains it looks like they still need additional water from Cannonsville and Pepacton to meet the downstream flow targets.  We were hit with a decent downpour overnight but it must have been brief since none of the freestone flows budged.  The forecast for the week looks like cooler temperatures with a little precipitation thrown in. Overall not bad for late October.  Winds have been up a bit over the last few days but there are still olives hatching with fish eating them on the warmer afternoons.  Streamers are definitely a good bet today with the increased release mixed with the slight runoff.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 976 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,170 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 412 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 521 cfs
46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,460 cfs
51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 81 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,038 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 201 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 35.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 65.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 23, 2016

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It looks like most of the rain either missed us or soaked into the ground.  The rivers came us a little bit from the runoff but the releases have been increased to meet the downstream flow targets.  The release from Cannonsville is 753 this morning and the East Branch flow at Downsville is 329 cfs.  We are coming off a cold night so the ater temperatures have dropped back throughout the system.  The air temperatures should climb into the 50’s by this afternoon.  The wind did not miss us.  The best bet yesterday was streamers fished slow and it looks like that will be the answer again today.  Nymphing could pay off since the color of the rivers is pretty decent this morning.  The forecast is calling for winds around 14 mph which is much better than the amount originally predicted. This will throw some more leaves in the river but yesterday’s wind did a pretty good job of clearing a lot of them.

 

A little more water coming sown the East Branch

A little more water coming sown the East Branch

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 688 cfs
59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 412 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 516 cfs
44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs
50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 83 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 753 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 234 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 35.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 65.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 22, 2016

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A lot of the rain either missed us or was delayed yesterday.  The release from Cannonsville is now 567 this morning.  It looks like they bumped it up over 1,000 cfs last night but have dropped it back now that the rain is here.  So far the rain has been nice and steady and not overwhelming.  We should end up just shy of 1/2″ today.  So far the Easter drainage flows haven’t budged much.  It’s definitely cooler out there now that the front has pushed in.  We’ll see air temperatures in the low 50’s today.  Winds will be high – gusting to 20 mph.  Look for wind protected areas as your best bet.  Nymphing and streamers will likely be the most productive methods.  There were some olives out yesterday so if you do get a break in the wind keep an eye out.

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Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 567 cfs
59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 978 cfs
58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 94 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 177 cfs
55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 60 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 578 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 93 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 35.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 65.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 21, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is 89 cfs this morning.  We were likely dropped in anticipation of rain making up the difference for the downstream flow targets.  It seems that most of the rain in yesterday’s forecast missed us and what did fall soaked right into the ground.  The forecast is calling for 1/2″ of rain today and another 1/2″ tomorrow.  Let’s hope.

There are redds on the West Branch and Mainstem.  There is no way de-watering the West and Main during the spawn makes for “Good Neighbors” to the downstream users.  Looking at the graphs for the last month it’s hard to see where there should any good press.  For years the release has been dropped in anticipation of rain and for years we have watched that rain miss us.  Here we are again.  As a side note the credit for the steady Summer flows goes to Mother Nature under the FFMP.

 

What can you even say

What can you even say.  Screw the people below the dams I guess

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 249 cfs
59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 112 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 216 cfs
54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 820 cfs
58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 61 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 89 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 106 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 35.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 65.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been dropped to 312 cfs this morning on the following schedule:

8 am 396 cfs
10 am 312 cfs

There doesn’t seem to any water coming in from below to meet the downstream flow targets so it looks like they are anticipating the rain to bring the flows back up.  Weatherunderground is calling for .6″ today, .6″ tomorrow, and right around .25″ on Saturday.  The initial rain will soak right into the dry ground but if the amounts in the forecast are accurate we should see some decent runoff.  We are still seeing some olives, heptagenia, and isonychias on the water but streamers still seem to be the most productive method.  If we do get the rain and runoff streamer fishing should get better over the weekend.

 

Ron and Terry with a nice one yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Ron and Terry with a nice one yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 767 cfs
58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 289 cfs
52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,230 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 53 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 312 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 48 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 36.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 66.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 19, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is 883 cfs.  We are in the middle of an October heat wave but the rivers are staying in good shape.  The West Branch release is coming from a warmer reservoir level so everything seems pretty steady across the board.  The flow at Downsville is 259 cfs this morning- it’s nice to see the East get a little something in the streambed.  Streamers are still working well with a few fish finding the caddis, isonychias, and small olives on top.  We do have some heptagenia on the door this morning so definitely have a few of those in your box.  Today’s weather looks good with high air temperatures approaching 70 and light winds gusting only to 6 mph.  This warm spell feels really nice out there – almost like early September.  We do have some rain coming over the next few days but the amount of precipitation in the forecast seems to change every few hours.  Most of it will soak into the ground anyway and the cloud cover should be good for the olives.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 848 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 938 cfs
61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 299 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs
55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 55 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 883 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 48 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 37.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 66.7%

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