The weather reports are constantly changing and as of this morning we are only looking at a 20% chance of rain today, cooler air temperatures, and low winds. They have now shifted the strom forecast to tomorrow with a 60% chance of 1″ of rain. I’m sure that prediction will change again this afternoon. The East side of the river system did get hit with some showers last night and there was a slight increase in flow on the upper East Branch, the Beaverkill, and the lower East Branch. The West Branch is pretty much the same as where we started yesterday morning. Water temperatures are still high on the East Branch (stay above Harvard) and on the Mainstem. The entire West Branch is holding on and temperatures are decent.
We are still ssing good hatches of sulphurs (#16-20), cahills (#14), golden drakes (#12-2xl), and olives (#18-26) on the upper West. The fish have been picky so we’ve been using a lot of low floating flies like compara emergers.,
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
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||502 cfs
|West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY||570 cfs
|East Branch at Harvard, NY||295 cfs||60°|
|East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY||360 cfs||71°|
|Mainstem at Lordville, NY||905 cfs||70°|
|Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY||178 cfs||N/A|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Release||497 cfs|
|West Branch at 191 Bridge||N/A||56°|
|West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)||62 cfs|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity||76.9%|
|Pepacton Reservoir Capacity||87.5%|