So far most of the predicted rain has missed us. They have dropped the release from Cannonsville to 600 cfs so we have settled in right around the level we’ve had most of the Summer. On the graph it looks like they dropped us a little too much and then caught their mistake and raised the release. Dry fly fishing was tough yesterday. Early in the day the water was still rising, then it started falling towards evening. The combination of light rain and humidity also blanketed most of the West Branch in dense fog or most of the day. Nymphing turned out to be the best option. Pheasant tails and Copper Johns in #14 – 20 brought some nice fish to the net during the day. There was lots of green algae floating on the upper West Branch so fishing nymphs and streamers is more productive on the lower river and Upper Mainstem. The small olives are definitely the strongest hatch right now so keep and eye on the slower sections of pools and eddies for rising fish. We should see a warmer day today with a few scattered storms that look light and brief on Accuweather. The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 53 degrees this morning.
Sulphurs #16 -20 E. dorothea
Summer Stenos #12-16 various species
Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.
Slate Drakes #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.
|FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:|
|West Branch at Stilesville, NY||609 cfs @ 47º|
|West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY||681 cfs @ 50º|
|East Branch at Harvard, NY||179 cfs @ 54º|
|East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY||295 cfs @ 62º|
|Mainstem at Lordville, NY||1,380 cfs @ 58º
|Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY||87 cfs @ N/A|