Delaware River Report / Conditions September 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018 No Comments by

The release from Cannonsville has been decreased to 1,097 cfs.  The runoff is still subsiding leaving the flow at Hale Eddy 1,700 and falling slowly this morning.  The lower water should help the fishing by concentrating the bugs on the water a bit more – especially the little olives that have been hatching.  The rivers are starting off a few degrees cooler this morning after last night’s air temps in the 50’s.  We’re still seeing isonychias and some cahills but mostly small olives and small olive spinners in the evening.  Nymphing and wet fly fishing should become more effective as the water drops.  Wunderground is calling for 1/4″ of rain tomorrow but otherwise we’re in for a few days of sun and clouds.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,060 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 902 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,380 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,550 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,170 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,097 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 651 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 19, 2018

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All of the rivers are dropping this morning as the runoff subsides.  We had a brief shower yesterday morning and then it turned into a mix of clouds and sun for the rest of the day.  The West Branch flow peaked by mid afternoon and began to drop.  While there is color in the West Branch from the release there was a lot of color coming in from Oquaga Creek and it looked pretty dirty by mid day.  We’ve already dropped over 1,000 cfs since yesterday and the river is looking much better this morning.  People were throwing streamers yesterday as the water was rising and a few fish were hooked.  There is no significant rain in the forecast for the next few days so we should be in good shape for the weekend.  The cooler air temps should help drop the water temps too.  The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been dropped back slightly to 1,298 cfs.

 

The flow at Hale Eddy is dropping back to normal

The flow at Hale Eddy is dropping back to normal

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,260 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,230 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 959 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,550 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,650 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,910 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,298 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 993 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 18, 2018

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It looks like a lot of the rain split East and West of us.  It was mostly a steady light rain from 6 pm on.  The rivers are up this morning but no where near the levels people were predicting.  The flow at hale Eddy is 2,590 and climbing this morning but should level off and begin to drop by this afternoon.  We may see a brief shower or two this morning but that should be over before lunch.  The drop in air temperature is certainly welcome and we should peak around 75 degrees today.  The night time temps should be in the 50’s for most of the week.   The cooler air temps should help drop the water temps.  Hopefully that pushes the fall bugs and the hatches of olives, hebes, and smaller isonychias should get better towards the weekend.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,590 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 984 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,980 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,040 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,080 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 17, 2018

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Yesterday was another day of bright sun and heat.  We saw a few one timers and found a few other fish here and there but mostly after the sun dropped behind the hills.  It really felt like mid summer conditions out there.  Luckily it looks like the heat has broken and we should be much cooler for the rest of the week.  We should start today off with some cloud cover that increases towards the afternoon. Wunderground has some rain starting around 3 pm.  It should start off as scattered showers and then turn into steadier rain overnight.  The forecast changes every time we look but right now the total amount of rain being called for has dropped.  We may see around 1″ overnight and less than 1/4″ tomorrow.  That’s much better than  what they were calling for a couple of days ago.  Little blue wing olives made up most of the bugs we saw last night but there were some isonychias and hebes out there.  We are also beginning to see more caddis in the evenings which is definitely a sign of fall.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,450 cfs 59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 847 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,690 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,690 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 225 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2018

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Yesterday seemed like a tough day on the water with a combination of high water and bright sun.  Nymphing the slow edges and swinging wets in the tailouts was probably the most successful methods.  Some people found fish rising to small olives and a couple of isonychias but most of the reports sounded like sporadic activity.  The West Branch has dropped a bit but has color coming out of the dam.  It is clear enough for fish to eat.  Today will  be similar to yesterday with sunshine and the air temp hitting 80 degrees.  The forecast is changing every few hours but we’re definitely getting some rain tomorrow and Tuesday.  The latest is showing 1.5″ over the course of the two days.  The air temps should drop quite a bit this week and that should help drop the water temps a bit and hopefully push the fall fishing.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,450 cfs 59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,910 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 890 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,060 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 243 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 15, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 1,499 cfs.  The flows are the rest of the system are dropping slowly.  The West Branch still has some color coming in from the feeder streams but it is clear enough for fish to rise.  Starting off with streamers or blind casting an isonychia with a dropper would be good bets until you see a fish rise.  There are quite a few small olives hatching but you need to find slow water that the fish can set up in to find risers.  Today is going to be warmer with some sunshine but we shouldn’t see any rain.

 

Samantha Dennis found one to eat a steno last night

Samantha Dennis found one to eat a steno last night

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,450 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,990 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 939 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,510 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 865 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 273 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 14, 2018

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We had a bit of rain overnight that caused a bump in flows over most of the system.  The flow at Stilesville is still steady at 1,110 cfs.  The flow at Hale Eddy is 1,740 and dropping.  According to Wunderground we should have clouds today but no more rain until Monday.  The rivers should drop back over the next couple of days offering better wade opportunities in the longer, slow pools.  We mostly saw small olives last night mixed with a couple of isonychias.  If you’re looking for dry fly action concentrate on the long slow flats where the fish can set up and eat them.  There is some color in the West Branch still so streamers will be a good bet as the flows drop.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,110 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 927 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,740 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,360 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,210 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,144 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 324 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 13, 2018

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We had some light rain yesterday but not enough to bring up the river flows- they are still dropping this morning.  We have some color in the West Branch but it is clear enough for the fish to eat.   Streamers seemed to be the best bet yesterday.  There were small olives hatching and some fish were eating off the surface sporadically. Look for slow tailouts or long slow edges where the fish can set up.  The dry fly action should get more consistent as the water drops over the next couple of days.  There are some scattered thunderstorms in the area today but the forecasted rain total is only .03″.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,110 cfs 55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,600 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 714 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,880 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 750 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,144 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 350 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 12, 2018

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The river flows have dropped quite a bit since yesterday.  The West Branch is flowing 1,770 at Hale Eddy and is fishable.  There is some color in the water but it is clear enough for the fish to eat on top.  Isonychias, olives, and cahills should cover any dry fly action.  Streamer fishing may be good when there isn’t direct sun on the water.  There are some scattered storms in the area today.  It looks like the best chance of precipitation happens overnight.  Scattered usually means they miss us here so hopefully that trend will continue.

 

A cool shot from the the weekend- Michael Johnson photo

A cool shot from the the weekend- Michael Johnson photo

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,110 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,770 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 714 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,510 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 750 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,144 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 495 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 11, 2018

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The rivers are high and off color this morning but the flows are dropping quickly.  The rain was steady all day but we never had a real heavy downpour. The West will be back in good shape in a day or two.  If you get above the feeders on the West Branch Stilesville should offer some clear water at 1,100 cfs.  Stay above Oquaga Creek up there.   The flow at Hale Eddy peaked around 3,400 cfs last night and has already dropped back to 2,160 cfs this morning.  There is no real precipitation in the forecast today so the rivers should continue to drop and clear.

Art Bartholomew's olive eater from Sunday

Art Bartholomew’s olive eater from Sunday

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,110 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,160 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 853 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,400 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,940 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,620 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,144 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 911 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.8%

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UPDATE September 10, 2018 – 4 PM

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We’ve had steady rain most of the day.  All of the river flows are still climbing.  Stilesville is steady but the feeder streams are adding quite a bit of water bringing the flow to 2,830 cfs at Hale Eddy.  If it stops raining this afternoon we should peak and begin to drop tonight.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,120 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,830 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 805 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,350 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,100 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,144 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 423 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 10, 2018

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It looks like the overnight rain didn’t add too much water to the river flows.  We have a steady rain coming down this morning.  The forecast is changing hourly and right now they are predicting 1″ of rain over the course of the day.  Hopefully the heavier stuff will slide west of us but this is a pretty large storm on the radar.  If the flows change dramatically we will do another update.

It took a while for the bugs to get going yesterday but by mid afternoon we were fishing a good olive hatch.  #20 – 24 olives were coming off in pretty good numbers on the lower West Branch and the fish were up and happy.  We didn’t hear much about isos or cahills yesterday but the once the olives hatched they more than made up for that.

 

Samantha Dennis with a nice rainbow in the net yesterday

Samantha Dennis with a nice rainbow in the net yesterday

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,110 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,290 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 601 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 954 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,220 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 201 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,144 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 159 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.3%

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