Delaware River Report / Conditions August 28, 2016

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The forecast is calling for another clear day with winds gusting to 9 mph.  The river should fish similar to yesterday.   The best dry fly action is still on the upper West Branch above Hal Eddy. We are still seeing a mix of olives, sulphurs, golden drakes, cahills, and a few isonychias.  The hatches have been a bit sporadic and sometimes later in the day but generally patience has paid off.  The lower West Branch has had some activity but mostly when the sun drops in the evening.  The lower West is the place to be if you want to nymph due to the green slime in Deposit.  Nymphing has been best before the sun hits the water but some people are finding productive riffles during the day.  Move around if you’re not getting any action.

 

Lina with a nice fish from yesterday.  Photo by Chris Calabrese

Lina with a nice fish from yesterday. Photo by Chris Calabrese

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 486 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 356 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 811 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 149 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 84 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 27, 2016

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The bright sun held some of the hatching back but when the bugs finally came the fish were rising.  We’re still fishing a decent mix of sulphurs, blue winged olives, cahills, isonychias, and the occasional golden drake.  The cahill hatch has been decent over the last couple of days.  They are not coming off real heavy but there are enough of them to get the fish rising.  It’s been nice to throw a #14 fly for a change.  If they reject the big flies go right back to the #20 – 24 flies.  We’re in for another sunny day with no chance of rain.  The winds will be real low staying below 5 mph.  We’re expecting the river to fish exactly like it did yesterday.

 

Jared with one in the net yesterday

Jared with one in the net yesterday

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 478 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 590 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 387 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 867 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 164 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 93 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 26, 2016

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Yesterday’s rain held off until overnight but we had clouds move in early and stick around all day.  It must have been a light rain- the ground is wet but the rivers flows barely budged.  We have some heavy fog right now but that will burn off in the next hour or so.  The clouds seemed to push the hatches and we had better hatches on the lower West Branch then we’ve seen in a while.  Olives # 18 – 20 mixed with some sulphurs #18 – 20 should cover you.  It looks like today’s forecast has shifted to more sun with a smaller percentage chance of a thunderstorm.  We should be a bit warmer today with air temperatures reaching the mid 80’s.

 

Allen and Samantha mixing it up with some smallmouth

Allen and Samantha mixing it up with some smallmouth

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 478 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 611 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 413 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 905 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 189 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 99 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 25, 2016

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We should have a couple light thunderstorms moving through this afternoon into tomorrow.  The forecast is calling for low precipitation amounts and light winds.  Today and tomorrow could be really good days to be on the water.  Definitely carry your olives and sulphurs.  On the rainy days we’ve seen some larger olives hatching so make sure you have some #18 flies with you.  The river levels have dropped back and are fairly steady.   The West Branch is in great shape for floating and wading.  he lower East and Mainstem are still heating up in the afternoons.  Smallmouth fishing on the lower Mainstem has been good.

Jared put one in the net yesterday

Jared put one in the net yesterday

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 478 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 611 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 434 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 934 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 189 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 99 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 24, 2016

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The Cannonsville release continues to be 500 cfs.  We are basically in the same pattern we’ve been in for the last month or more.  The river flows have dropped back down from the runoff and have settled back to normal.  We are looking at sunshine today with little wind.  Last night was another cool on with air temperatures in the 50’s.  Most of the daytime hatching activity is still occurring on the upper West Branch above Hale Eddy and the Upper East Branch towards Downsville.  Sulphurs and olives are making up the bulk of the hatch.  There is some green slime up top so if you are nymphing stay below Hale Eddy.  Despite the cool nights the Mainstem at Lordville peaked at 68 degrees yesterday and is starting off at 65 today.  The East Branch at Fishs Eddy peaked at 69 yesterday afternoon.  We are still giving these rivers a break and are only fishing the West Branch and the Upper East Branch.  If the cool down continues we should see water temperatures drop but so far they have not dropped enough.

 

John on the river this week.  Photo by Jared Makowski

John on the river this week. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 478 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 471 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,030 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 203 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 111 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 82.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 23, 2016

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The wind was tough yesterday but lower than the 20 mph predicted.  There were some sulphurs and olives hatching on the upper river and the fish were eating them between the wind gusts.  The clouds hung around much longer than expected and that definitely helped.  The fish were happy to chase streamers with a few committing to the eat.  Today is much cooler and the high air temperature will only be around 80 degrees.  We are starting off at 51 degrees this morning so the water temps have dropped a few degrees.  Winds will be low peaking around 6 mph in the afternoon.  It looks like we are on a slight warming trend but will be much cooler than we’ve grown accustomed to.  There are a lot of tricos around but you have to really hunt to find a fish eating them.  Nymphing  has been a better morning bet.

Allen with a West Branch brown.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Allen with a West Branch brown. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 552 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,260 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 239 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 501 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 140 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 73%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 82.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 22, 2016

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We had a nice steady rain for most of the afternoon so most of the rivers are up this morning.  At times the rain was heavy and we saw some of the creeks begin to stain but everything settled down and the clarity is good this morning.  The flows are already dropping back to normal and the upper West Branch is in decent wading shape.  The lower West is 834 cfs this morning so it is definitely wadeable too and is dropping quickly.  There are a lot of tricos in the air this morning but we haven’t seen any on the water yet.  The upper West is still seeing a good mix of sulphurs, olives, and golden drakes.  Throw in a few isonychias and that should cover the hatches.  The rain and cool night have dropped the water temperature a couple of degrees. The lower Eat Branch and Mainstem will still be too warm to fish but it’s nice to see the temp drop.  We will see cooler air temperatures and sunshine over the next few days.  The winds will be up today as the front pushes out.

Hale Eddy is dropping back to normal this morning

Hale Eddy is dropping back to normal this morning

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 510 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 834 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 292 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 781 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,850 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 308 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 501 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 214 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 73.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 83.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 21, 2016

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It looks like a stormy day that is finally going to push in some cooler weather.  We are cloudy this morning with thunderstorms predicted to hit us mid day.  It seems up in the air whether we will receive 1/4″ or 3/4″ of rain.  Either way most of it should soak right into the ground.  We should get decent olive hatches during the rain mixed in the sulphurs.  Hopefully the cooler nights over the next few days drop the water temperatures to decent hatching levels on the lower West Branch.  A lot of our hatches have been coming off at night but that may change with the weather.  The upper West Branch is still seeing sulphurs and olives mixed with a few golden drakes and isonychias.  If the river turns a little off color with the rain we should have decent fishing on dark streamers.  Nymphing has still been decent on the West Branch especially before the sun hits the water and burns the fog off.  The cloud cover should extend that this morning.

 

We will post an update if there are any changes due to the rain

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 516 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 250 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 501 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 63°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 106 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 73.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 83.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 20, 2016

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We have had pretty consistent flows and temperatures for most of the Summer.  It finally looks like we’re going to get a night time temperature break down into the 50’s beginning tomorrow. This should help drop the water temperatures and hopefully increase the hatching activity on the lower West Branch.  We may get some light rain tomorrow but the total precipitation should only be around 1/4″ .  The cloud cover should make the fish feel more comfortable mid-day.  We will have to deal with sun today with air temperatures in the mid 80’s.  The winds look good staying below 10 mph.  Sulphurs, isonychias, cahills, olives, and a few golden drakes are still the main food.  We are seeing a few more caddis showing up in the evenings.  We are finding a few flying ants around and the fish are eating them.  We are due for a major ant fall – we’re all just waiting for the right conditions.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 611 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 591 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,110 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 284 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 501 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 120 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 73.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 83.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 19, 2016

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Yesterday afternoon we got hit by a few storms, but didn’t receive enough rain to have an affect on the system. Today’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with light winds, 5 – 10 mph. The West Branch remains in good shape for both wading and drifting. The lower East Branch and Mainstem are already starting out warm today with Lordville at 68 degrees and Fish’s Eddy at 67 degrees, look elsewhere for trout. Hatches have been a mix of Sulphurs, Olives, Cahills and Golden Drakes, with the best dry fly action being from the Cannonsville Reservoir down to Hale Eddy. Nymphing and blind casting dry flies have been effective in the mornings and afternoons prior to the hatches.

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 510 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 687 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1220 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 336 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 501 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 140 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 74.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 83.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 18, 2016

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Today’s conditions are similar to yesterday’s, although Weather Underground is calling for a chance of rain in the afternoon. We’re starting off partly cloudy this morning although more cloud cover should roll in as the day progresses. The West Branch remains at a good level, 648 cfs, good for both wading and drifting. The lower East Branch and Mainstem remain low and warm, with our next chance at rain coming Sunday. Hatches have been a mix of Sulphurs, Olives and Cahills with a few Isonychias and Golden Drakes thrown in the mix. Keep an eye out on the river for flying ants as they have been fooling picky fish, and numbers seem to be growing in the air.

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Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 510 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 256 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 795 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1390 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 394 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 501 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 162 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 74.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 83.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 17, 2016

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We got hit with some rain yesterday afternoon and overnight, but not enough to have an affect on the system. Weather Underground has us starting out with cloud cover that will burn off in the afternoon with winds 10 – 15 mph. The West Branch is at 681 cfs at Hale Eddy, still a good level for wading and drifting. The lower East Branch and Mainstem remain warm, look elsewhere for trout. The upper West Branch has had the best hatches, with a mix of Sulphurs, Olives and Cahills being found in the afternoon from Cannonsville down to Hale Eddy. With the fish under a lot of pressure up top, persistence is the name of the game.

Mike with another rainy day brown over the weekend. Photo by Bruce Miller

Mike with another rainy day brown over the weekend. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Golden Drake – #12-2xl – Potomanthus
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 510 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 681 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 299 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 948 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1580 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 500 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 206 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 74.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 84.1%

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