Delaware River Report / Conditions May 2, 2016

May 02, 2016 No Comments by

Yesterday was cold, windy, wet, and fished surprisingly well. Accuweather called the wind wrong again and while we did have some gusts it stayed at a reasonable level for most of the day.   Once the rain let up mid day we had blanket hatches of Blue Winged Olives (#18 – 20) plus decent flushes of Hendricksons (#14-16).  The fish seemed keyed into to olive emergers for a while and a CDC emerger on a curved shank worked well.   Not all the fish were active on top but if you were willing to hunt around a bit there were some very nice fish rising steadily.  Despite the cold I would take yesterday’s fishing anytime.  This should be a fun week with options ranging from Hendrickson fishing to hunting down the March Brown hatch.
The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been dropped to 150 cfs under Table 4A in the FFMP plan.  Luckily we have cool nights, cloud cover, and daytime temperatures in the mid 60’s so water temperatures should be fine.  The lower water on the West Branch is a wader’s dream and should push the bugs to hatch.  The Mainstem and East Branch received a little help from the rain and both are floatable and wadeable in most sections.  The Beaverkill is also at a great level this morning.
We should have warmer air temperatures and light rain over the next few days.  Winds should be slight all week while this system just kind of sits on us.  We should see some really good fishing over the next few days.

 

Theo stuck it out yesterday and found a nice brown yesterday

Theo stuck it out yesterday and found a nice brown

Hatching:
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections still strong on others
Hendrickson #16 – E. X
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 168 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 824 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,840 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 441 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  150 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 406 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 1, 2016

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Yesterday was the definition of bug soup.  The menu changed depending on your location but there was some major hatching on the river.  March Browns came off on some sections while others had blanket Blue Wing Olive and Blue Quill  hatches.  Some people even saw pockets of decent Hendrickson hatches mid day.  A lot of olives were being taken just under the surface so a wet fly would have shined.  We did well on CDC emergers and the classic rusty spinner.  The river doesn’t fish much better than it did yesterday.
We’re in for a bit of a weather change today with air temps in the 40’s, rain, and winds around 10 mph (if Accuweather is correct).  Weatherunderground has roughly the same forecast with the rainfall totaling .29 of an inch.  Hopefully we get enough precipitation over the next few days to make Cannonsville Reservoir spill.  Keep an eye on the water temperatures.  Hopefully they rise enough today to create some hatching.

Chris with a great brown yesterday.  Photo by Kevan Smaracko

Chris with a great brown yesterday. Photo by Kevan Smaracko

Hatching:
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections still strong on others
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp. - Waning
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 - Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp. - Waning

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 372 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 656 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,560 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 330 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 30, 2016

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Yesterday’s wind forecast seemed to have missed the mark by 10 mph or so making for a tough start to the day. Once it settled down we had a nice steady rain that wasn’t too bad.  We had decent hatching of olives, hendricksons, blue quills, and some tan caddis.  Some of the bugs seemed to come in waves so patience was the key.  Overall it was a good day out there for most people.  The rain picked up towards dark and that was the end.
Today looks warmer with a high of 60 and more sun.  Winds should be 2 to 5 mph- hopefully that is on the money today.

 

Chris with a nice brown.  Photo by Steve Shen

Chris with a nice brown. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections still strong on others
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp. - Waning
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 - Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp. - Waning

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 366 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 668 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,540 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 381 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 317 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 29, 2016

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The hatching, rising, and catching were all great yesterday.  We’re still fishing Hendricksons, Caddis, Blue Quills, Blue Winged Olives, and Quill Gordons.   Some sections are beginning to turn on with the March Browns.  This is turning out to be one of the better fishing Springs in recent memory.

It looks like we are in for a great weather fishing day with air temperatures in the mid- 50’s, winds from 4 – 7 mph, cloud cover, and a very light shower possible.  We do need some rain despite the reservoirs being in great shape with both Pepacton and Cannonsville well over 95% capacity.  The cold nights are really helping out by keeping the water temperatures down.

 

Tony with a beautiful brown from yesterday.  Photo by Kevan Smaracko

Tony with a beautiful brown from yesterday. Photo by Kevan Smaracko

Hatching:
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections still strong on others
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp. - Waning
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 - Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp. - Waning

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 366 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 547 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 153 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 574 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,380 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 287 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 335 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 28, 2016

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The cold snap passed and the fishing came back to what we had a few days ago.  Hendricksons, Blue Quills, Quill Gordons, Caddis, and now some March Browns.  The wind gusts made it tough at times but overall it was a good day.  It’s a crazy mix of bugs with a bit of everything out there.  The March Browns are just starting to show and some sections of river are already seeing good numbers.  The Hendricksons are hanging on and hatching in good numbers in other sections.  We are still experiencing cool nights so it is taking the rivers a while to warm up.  We should see air temperatures in the high 50’s today with some light showers possible.  Winds should be 2 – 6 mph from the East.  If Accuweather has the wind forecast correct this could be a great day.

 

Leonard with a healthy brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Leonard with a healthy brown yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
March Browns – #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly Stenonema vicarium)
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections still strong on others
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp. - Waning
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 - Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp. - Waning

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 366 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 561 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 620 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,490 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 387 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 313 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 397 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.8%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 27, 2016

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We we completely beat by the weather yesterday.  We had rain, decent winds, and air temperatures that never seemed to climb out of the 40’s.  The wind gusts were way above the amount in the forecast.  The water temperatures just couldn’t climb and that seemed to shut everything down.  There were a few bugs out there.  We saw a few Hendricksons, small olives, a few Quill Gordons, and maybe 12 caddis.  We found some fish rising but it was tough and there were no gifts..  Nymphing was probably the most effective method.  The rain did bump the flows up slightly all across the system but everything is still in good shape for wading and floating this morning.
Today is a new day.  I hope Accuweather has this one right.  We should see sunshine (I already do so they nailed that), winds form 5 – 8 mph, and an air temp around 60 degrees. If they have the weather predicted correctly the water temperatures should rise a bit during the day and we’ll see decent hatching and happy rising fish.

 

Theo fought through the weather yesterday and found a riser

Theo fought through the weather yesterday and found a riser

Hatching:
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections still strong on others
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp. - Waning
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 - Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp. - Waning

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 366 cfs
40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 767 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,680 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 387 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 656 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 26, 2016

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Yesterday ended up being very interesting. Add a little cloud cover and all of a sudden you end up with a big Hendrickson hatch, Blue Quills, Olives, caddis, mid-day Hendrickson spinners, and Little Black and Brown Stoneflies all at the same time. Then throw in a really good flush of Quill Gordons just to keep it interesting.  Bugs were out in big numbers on some river sections.  There are a few March Browns beginning to show on the lower sections too.  The fish were up and happy.  Accuweather definitely called the wind wrong and we had some unpleasant gusts for a while.  The fish got shy during the periods of sun and wind but there wasn’t much to complain about yesterday.
We woke up to a steady rain this morning.  Not heavy but nice to see for a change.  If Accuweather gets it right today we should end up with a little over 1/4″ of precipitation with winds 6 to 9 mph out of the West.

Rose with a nice one on a Hendrickson.  Photo by Steve Shen

Rose with a nice one on a Hendrickson. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections still strong on others
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp. - Waning
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 - Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp. - Waning

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 366 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 547 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 591 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,390 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 302 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 324 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.5%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 25, 2016

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The wind was rough again yesterday.  It looks like we’re in for a change finally and we’ll break out of this bright sun and wind pattern we’ve been living with for a while.  It seemed like things took a while to get going yesterday but by late afternoon we were seeing a healthy mix of Blue Winged Olives. Caddis, Hendricksons, and Blue Quills.  The menu depends on where you are on the system but overall there was quite a bit of trout food flying around by the evening.  Wind should be 4 – 6 mph today- hopefully Accuweather has that correct!  We may see a thunderstorm or two so definitely bring the rain gear.  The ground will soak up quite a bit of the initialo precipitation but hopefully we get enough over the next few days to keep the rivers up through the weekend.

 

Charlie with a nice evening brown yesterday.  Photo by Kevan Smaracko

Charlie with a nice evening brown yesterday. Photo by Kevan Smaracko

Hatching:
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp. - Waning
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 - Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp. - Waning

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 413 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 547 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 620 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,440 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 319 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 342 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 24, 2016

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The wind was a huge factor yesterday.  The breaks seemed few and far between.  There were bugs and rising fish if you hit the timing right though.  Blue Quills, Caddis, and Hendricksons were on the menu.  Nymphing was effective if you couldn’t find a wind break but the search for risers paid off if you were patient.  Today’s forecast is calling for cooler air temperatures with sunshine.  The cold night has caused the water temperatures to drop so it will take a little longer to warm up today.  Winds should be 4 – 8 mph from the North.  The froecast is calling for some rain by mid-week.  Hopefully Accuweather has it down correctly.

As you can tell by the picture below I am not skilled in the use of Photoshop.

 

Peter stuck it out and landed this one in the afternoon.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Peter stuck it out and landed this one in the afternoon. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvariaDefinitely Spinners – duns are waning on some sections
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus) –
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis – almost gone – you’ll still find a few here and there
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp. - Waning
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 - Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp. - Waning

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 413 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 561 cfs
42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 668 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,510 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 344 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 393 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 23, 2016

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Despite the rumors there are still Hendricksons hatching on the System.  They are done on the lower sections of the river but if you’re willing to hunt around you will find them.  Definitely carry Hendrickson Spinners.  Our doors and windows are covered with them this morning.  Caddis have provided some nice daytime activity and again in the evening.  We have good cloud cover this morning but it looks like most of the rain is going south of us.  Winds should be 9 to 14 mph so look for a sheltered area on the river.  Hopefully that drops towards evening.

Mike Chain Sr found one yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Mike Chain Sr found one yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvaria
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 413 cfs
43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 726 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,600 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 378 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 431 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 22, 2016

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It was nice to wake up to the sound of rain this morning.  It was brief storm so most of the precipitation should have been absorbed by the ground.  We should see a little more today with a thunderstorm around mid-day. Chances are it will be isolated so some areas may see it and others may not.  Air temperatures will be in the low 70’s.  It looks like the best fishing weather day we’ve seen in quite a while.  If we’re really lucky the storms hit hard above the reservoirs.
The fishing was good yesterday with a healthy mix of Hendricksons, Blue Quills, and Caddis.  The hatches are coming off in the late afternoon and we have seen good numbers of Hendrickson spinners.  Some of the fish have been terribly picky even at dark but that’s what makes it fun.  In some place the caddis are so thick you need to clean your windshield after you drive by.  Nymphing before the hatches has been productive.  Use nymphs that match the size of the naturals.

Mike Chain Jr with a great rainbow.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Mike Chain Jr with a great rainbow. Photo by Bruce Miller

Mike Chain Sr with a nice brown.  Photo by Steve Shen

Mike Chain Sr with a nice brown. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvaria
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 413 cfs
43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 538 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 753 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,650 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 384 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 458 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 21, 2016

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Yesterday was a bright sunny one with some light winds. There were a few wind gusts that made you turn around but they were so infrequent they didn’t bother the fishing at all.  The Hendricksons and Apple Caddis are still working their way up the system and we had pretty decent hatching yesterday.  The fish were happy and ended up rising despite the bright sun.  We are still seeing Blue Quills mixed in plus Hendrickson spinners in the evening.  All in all yesterday was one of the best fishing days of the year so far.
Today’s weather should be a carbon copy of yesterday.  The rivers dropped slightly overnight but the amount was negligible.  Winds should be 6 gusting to 10 mph.

Nick is holding down the blog for us this week!  Photo by Steve Shen

Nick is holding down the blog for us this week! Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Hendrickson- #12 – 14 – E. subvaria
Blue Quill #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Light Brachycentrus sp. – #16 – 18 – Apple Caddis
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)
Quill Gordons #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taenopteryx & Strophopteryx spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 413 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 556 cfs
43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 802 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,740 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 413 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.9%

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