Delaware River Report / Conditions August 2, 2015

Aug 02, 2015 No Comments by

The forecasted thunderstorms never materialized yesterday leaving us with more sun than we anticipated.  The hatches came off but the fish seemed hesitant to rise steadily.  While people did find steady fish, many saw one and two timers during the afternoon.  It varied by location so there was no right answer, just luck.  Blind casting isonychias in the riffles worked well for people who didn’t ant to wait for steady fish.  Accuweather is calling for air temps in the low 80s today with sun. Unless it changes we do have a 75% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.
Sulphurs, olives, isonychias, and cahills.

 

Cousin Jack as the sun was dropping.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Cousin Jack as the sun was dropping. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 443 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,990 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 141 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 167 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 1, 2015

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The 1500 cfs release from Cannonsville and cool nights continue to do wonders for the West Branch and the Upper Mainstem.  The water temperature at Lordville peaked at 60 degrees yesterday.  It would be nice to see DEP give a little more water to the East Branch under the circumstances.  The bright sun made the fish a little shy early on and unfortunately the clouds moved in a little later than we wanted but there were bugs hatching and fishing rising anyway.  Sulphurs, isonychias, olives, and cahills.  The olives have ranged from #14 cornutas down to #26 pseudos so carry a decent range of sizes.  The golden drakes seem to be coming to an end but you  may still see a few on the water in the late afternoon.

 

Denis with a nice fish at dark.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Denis with a nice fish at dark. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 486 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,040 cfs
58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 159 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 211 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 31, 2015

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Yesterday’s rain didn’t seem to amount to much besides some fog on the river.  Luckily the clouds stuck around most of the day once the breeze blew the fog away.  The fish were happier without the bright sun and were eating well once the hatches started.  Lower river sections saw lots of olives on the water mixed with cahills and sulphurs.  The upper sections saw the normal hatches of sulphurs and few isonychias.  We did see some fish eat golden drakes but it seems that hatch is waning.
Accuweather is calling for sunshine with air temps in the low 80s.  The water temperatures are holding up well on the Upper Mainstem with the cold release from Cannonsville.  The lower East Branch is starting off at 67 degrees at Fishs Eddy this morning so that will peak over 70 again today.

 

Joe wit a great brown.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Joe wit a great brown. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,610 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 521 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,090 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 191 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 341 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 78.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 30, 2015

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The  high cold release from Cannonsville continues to keep the West Branch and Upper Mainstem in great shape.  Lordville peaked at 61 degrees yesterday afternoon.  We also continue to see sulphurs, isonychias, cahills, and lots of olives from #18  – 26.  There are a some golden drakes still around- especially on the Mainstem.  There have bee some trico sightings so if you’re on the water early carry a few spinner patterns in your box.  Today looks like a good fishing day as we break out of the run of really hot weather and bright sun.  Accuweather is calling for air temperatures in the low 80’s with a few scattered thunderstorms.  Total precipitations should be just under a 1/4″.  The low release from Pepacton has heated up the lower East Branch.  Fishs Eddy is starting off at 70 degrees this morning and peaked around 75 yesterday afternoon.  Stick to the Upper East, the entire West Branch, and the Upper Mainstem down to Lordville.  If you venture below Lordville double check the water temperature with your thermometer.

 

Jim Swift holding a brown from yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Jim Swift holding a brown from yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 547 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,090 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 191 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 150 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 79.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 29, 2015

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Today looks like a bright hot one.  Accuweather is calling for sun and a high air temperature of 90 degrees.  The 1500 release from Cannonsville will protect the West Branch and upper Mainstem.  Both have been fishing well regardless of the weather.  The fish will be a little shy with the bright sun so look for shaded banks or hopefully a stray cloud or two will come through in the afternoon.  The hatches remain the same with sulphurs, olives, isonychias, and cahills.  The amount of each  mayfly changes depending on the river section you’re fishing but carry them all.  The lower East Branch is too warm to fish with water temperatures starting off at 68 degrees this morning.
Tomorrow’s weather looks a little better for fishing with some stray thunderstorms in the morning and again in the afternoon.  Air temps should drop back to the low 80’s.

 

Michale with a fish from the weekend.  Photo by Pat Giordano

Michael with a fish from the weekend. Photo by Pat Giordano

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,590 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 656 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,230 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 241 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 167 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 81%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 28, 2015

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The cold water continues on the West Branch keeping the Upper Mainstem in decent shape.  The upper sections of the branches are seeing the normal sulphur and small olive hatches while cahills, isonychias, and olive are dominating the lower sections. We are still seeing a few golden drakes being taken in sections so definitely carry a few in your box on the lower WB and Main.  The release from Pepacton has been cut back again.  The current flow at Downsville is 191 cfs.  The low release, sun, and warm air temperatures has caused the lower East Branch to warm up.  Fishs Eddy peaked at 70 degrees yesterday.  Stick to the upper EB, the upper Main, and the entire West Branch over the next few days as we go through this heat wave.

 

Bruce Miller's rainbow head.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Bruce Miller’s rainbow head. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,600 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 924 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,490 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 362 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 211 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 82.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 27, 2015

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Last nights brief showers turned out to be a little more than Accuweather forecasted.  The West Branch flows only budged slightly at Hale Eddy but the Beaverkill is now flowing at 695 cfs this morning.  The release from Cannonsville remains 1,499 cfs of cold water water.  The fishing has been decent (better than May) with the normal sulphur / olive fishing up top and cahills / isonychia fishing on the lower sections.  The release from Pepacton has been reduced and the flow is now 378 cfs at Harvard.  The cut back of cold water from Pepacton has caused the lower sections of the East Branch to warm up.  Fishs Eddy is 66 degrees this morning and will be too warm to fish today.  The Upper East, Upper Mainstem, and entire West Branch should remain cool despite the sun and higher air temperatures forecasted for the next few days.

 

Pat sent us this picture from yesterday

Pat sent us this picture from yesterday

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,630 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 378 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,480 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,380 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 695 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 297 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 86.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 26, 2015

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We started off yesterday with bright sun but the clouds made their appearance a little earlier than expected by mid-afternoon.  The fishing improved once the harsh sun was gone and we had a decent mix of olives, cahills, and sulphurs on some sections of river.  The upper sections continue to get the mid-day sulphurs followed by small olives.  Isonychias are still working well along with golden drakes in some sections.
We had some rain over that with some light precipitation still coming down this morning.  So far the rivers look clear.  Most of the rain should soak into the ground since we’ve been dry for a while.  If we start to see color in the rivers we’ll post a mid-day update.  They are calling for less than a tenth of an inch today so we should be fine.  The light rain hitting the cold water is causing some fog on the West Branch and Upper Mainstem.  The fog should come in and out as the light bands of weather hit us.  The heavy fog in the morning has made early streamer fishing productive.

 

Theo with another fish from the other day.

Theo with another one of his fish from the other day.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,550 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,640 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 447 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 832 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,350 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 140 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 174 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 86.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 25, 2015

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We had the bright sun all day yesterday making the fish shy for most of the day.  Once the sun dropped the bugs came and the fish responded.  In some sections the hatch seemed to be comprised mostly of olives with a few isonychias and sulphurs thrown in for good measure.  The upper sections had the normal mid-day sulphurs followed by the olives.  The fish were shy about eating the isonychias until the sun dropped behind the mountains.  Accuweather is calling for another bright sunny day with temperatures in the low 80’s.  We may see a stray thunderstorm in the late afternoon with just a small amount of precipitation.

 

Michael Brewer with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Michael Brewer with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,620 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 512 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 948 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,410 cfs
55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 146 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 165 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 86.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 24, 2015

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The hatches started a little later yesterday due to the bright sun but most of the system had some kind of decent activity by mid-afternoon into evening.  The upper river sections have more sulphurs and olives while the lower / warmer river sections have more cahills, isonychias, and golden drakes.  Streamer fishing has been productive early in the morning before the fog burns off.  The high cold water has really benefited the system after the low water Spring.  The fish are healthy and full of energy.  Many of the July hatches on the lower sections of river usually occur at night due to warmer water temperatures.  This season we are seeing those hatches during the day because the cold releases and cool nights are keeping the system cold all the way down to Callicoon.  It’s been a nice side benefit to the repair situation at Cannonsville Dam.  It sounds like we should see the higher releases at least for another 3 to 4 weeks.

 

Tony found this one yesterday.  Photo by Theo May

Tony found this one eating on top yesterday. Photo by Theo May

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,630 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 517 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 965 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,430 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 159 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 183 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 23, 2015

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The sulphurs came in the upper river sections but the bright sun made the fish a little wary.  Swinging small pheasant tail wets was the best way to fool the fish eating the emergers a couple of inches under the surface.  Things were a little later in other sections but once the sun dropped a bit the fishing picked up.  We had very little fog on the river yesterday which was a nice change.  Since so many fish were eating emergers underneath we did do better with isonychia emergers rather than duns.  Patience was definitely the name of the game.
Accuweather is calling for sun, light winds, and slightly cooler temperatures today.  Look for fish on shaded banks and on the edges of rippled current where they feel more comfortable rising in the sun.  Sulphurs, isonychias, and small olives.  If you are on the Mainstem add the golden drakes to your box.

 

Theo found one eating on top in the sunshine yesterday

Theo found one eating on top in the sunshine yesterday

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,520 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,670 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 517 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 998 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,540 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 173 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 205 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 22, 2015

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Yesterday showed us quite a mix of weather with hot sun, cool rain, more sun, and heavy winds turning into a slight breeze.  After the rain ended we had a lot of fog to deal with on the West Branch but there were plenty of isonychias and olives hatching mixed with a few sulphurs.  I would probably describe yesterday as one of the better hatching days of the season.   Accuweather is calling for air temperatures pushing 80 degrees today and lots of sun.  The bright sun may push the hatches off for a couple of hours to later in the afternoon.  No rain in today’s forecast so the fog should be less of an issue.

 

Tony fighting a nice fish on the West Branch yesterday

Tony fighting a nice fish on the West Branch yesterday

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,620 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 526 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,040 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,670 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 193 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.6%

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