Delaware River Report / Conditions August 28, 2015

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The cooler air temperatures during the day and at night combined with the cloud cover kept the water temperatures lower than we’ve seen in a while at Fishs Eddy on the East Branch and down to Lordville on the Mainstem.  The Mainstem at Lordville peaked at 64 degrees and the East Branch at Fishs Eddy peaked at 65.  If the cool weather continues we may get those two rivers back sooner than anticipated.  The West Branch remains pretty much the same as yesterday due to the consistent release of 500 cfs. Today should be mild with a high of 75 degrees dropping to 52 degrees tonight.

 

Bob with a nice West Branch brown this week.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Bob with a nice West Branch brown this week. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Tricos #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 299 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,000 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 182 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 69%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 27, 2015

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Yesterday we had some unexpected cloud cover that was a nice bonus along with the cooler air temperatures.  Only a few drops of rain fell and you never needed a raincoat.  The sulphur hatches on the upper river sections were lighter than we’ve seen lately and may be waning.  We saw more olives hatching throughout the system than anything else.  We are still seeing a few isonychias and cahills so don’t take those out of your box yet.  Flying ant numbers have been decent and we are seeing at least a few on the water everyday.  Air temps should be in the low 70’s today with light winds.  We are having some cool nights so hopefully the lower East Branch and Upper Mainstem both cool off soon.

 

Bob trying to get a handle on Basil's fish

Bob trying to get a handle on Basil’s fish

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Tricos #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 570 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 323 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,040 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 205 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 69.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 26, 2015

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The best word to describe the West Branch over the last few weeks is consistent.  Consistent releases, flows, and hatches.  The flows haven’t changed much even when we’ve had rain, and we are still mainly fishing olives and sulphurs with a few cahills and isonychias.   A few tricos in the mornings and flying ants in the afternoons.  Air temperatures should stay in the 70’s today with a mix of clouds and sun.  Nymphing in the morning has been working well.  Mid-afternoon start to look for rising fish along shaded banks.  Although we haven’t seen great numbers of them we are still picking up fish blind casting isonychias in the riffles.

 

Ryan with the quick rainbow release on the West Branch.  Photo by his father Tony

Ryan with the quick rainbow release on the West Branch. Photo by his father Tony

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Tricos #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 570 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,110 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 148 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 320 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 69.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 25, 2015

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We had some spotty rainstorms last night with some people getting hit hard and others staying dry.  Despite some areas getting drenched most of the precipitation soaked into the ground and we’re only seeing negligible bumps in flows throughout the system.  Water temps are high on the lower East Branch and Upper Mainstem so the Upper East or the entire West Branch are your best bet.  Nymphing has been productive during the day with smaller flies catching more fish.  On bright days the hatches have started a little later with the same small olives and sulphurs making up the bulk of the food supply.  We are still seeing some cahills and isonychias but not in great numbers.  There is trico fishing in the morning but it hasn’t been predictable.  If you don’t see them move around the system a bit and concentrate on longer, slow pools.  The flying ants have been small with #20 – 22 or smaller on the water.  Air temperatures should hit the low 80’s today with a mix of sun and clouds.

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Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Tricos #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 570 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 426 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,160 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 164 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 263 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 69.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 24, 2015

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We woke up to another cool morning with early f0g that has now burned off.  We should see some warmer air temperatures today with high’s reaching the low 80’s.  Accuweather is calling for a late afternoon / early evening thunderstorm with precipitation of only .15″.  On the West Branch drainage most of that will be soaked into the ground so we don’t expect much of a change.  The cloud cover should help the fishing on the lower sections hopefully pushing the olives to hatch a little earlier in the day.  There has been some decent flying ant activity in the afternoons.  Most of them are small and hard to see on the water, especially when they are mixed in with the pseudos.  If you get rejections on the olives try the ants.

 

We had great weather over the weekend for casting practice

We had great weather over the weekend for casting practice

Note:  There are a lot of green weeds floating on the upper West Branch so check your fly often

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 387 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,130 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 232 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 161 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 69.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 23, 2015

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We’re coming off another cool night which helps the river temperatures.  The West Branch continues to be in great shape while the lower East Branch and upper Mainstem are peaking over 70 degrees in the afternoons.  We’ll see slightly higher air temperatures today with mostly sun.  The flying ants have been around so take a close look at the water if you see fish rising during the day.  Sulphurs and small olives are the main mayflies we’re seeing.  There are a few cahills and isonychias around but we’re not seeing the numbers we had a few weeks ago.  Nymphing has been effective during the day and streamers have worked okay while the fog is still on the water in the early morning.  Once the fog burns off keep an eye out for tricos in the long, slow pools.  They haven’t been incredibly predictable but we are finding fishable spinner falls on odd mornings.

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Jim with a nice rainbow yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

 

Note:  There are a lot of green weeds floating on the upper West Branch so check your fly often

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 570 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 491 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 232 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 195 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 69.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 22, 2015

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The West Branch flows dropped back slightly overnight to normal levels for the current release.  It’s in great shape this morning with good temperatures and clarity throughout it’s length.  The lower East Branch and Upper Mainstem are still warm and off color this morning.  Both of those rivers are starting off in the high 60’s this morning despite the cold night so the best fishing will be above Harvard on the East Branch and the entire West Branch.  Air temperatures should only reach the high 70’s today with mostly sun.  Winds should not be a factor with gusts staying below 8 mph.  Along with the sulphurs and small olives definitely carry your flying ants in #18 – 22.

 

West Branch Prime Time

West Branch Prime Time

Note:  There are a lot of green weeds floating on the upper West Branch so check your fly often

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 570 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 795 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,800 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 372 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 69.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 21, 2015

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Found:  Fly rod and case on the lower West Branch.  If you’ve lost one within the last week call us at 570-635-5880 or email flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com

We finally received a decent amount of rain last night but the West Branch came through it just fine.  The flow at Hale Eddy is only up 60 cfs from yesterday morning and temperatures are fine all the way down to Junction Pool.  There is a little color in the lower sections but it is definitely fishable and will clear pretty fast.  We can see the rocks on the bottom so visibility is not an issue at all.  Like normal the flows in the East Branch drainage changed the most with Fish’s Eddy hitting over 900 cfs this morning.  The temperatures on the lower East Branch and Mainstem are not fishable so it shouldn’t change anyone’s plans for the day.  The lower EB and Upper main are off color.  The farther down the Main you go the dirtier the river so smallmouth fishing below Lordville will be an issue.
The hatches still remain the same.  Olives, sulphurs, cahills, and a few isonychias.  If you are out on the river mid-morning keep an eye out for tricos.  Flying ants are a must have in the box fly this time of year.

 

Cristen with her first fish on a fly!  Photo by Jim Brinkerhoff

Cristen with her first fish on a fly! Photo by Jim Brinkerhoff

Note:  There are a lot of green weeds floating on the upper West Branch so check your fly often

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 590 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 378 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 965 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,350 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 581 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 320 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 69.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 20, 2015

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 Found:  Fly rod and case on the lower West Branch.  If you’ve lost one within the last week call us at 570-635-5880 or email flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com

Yesterday’s thunderstorms held off until the evening but we did have clouds for most of the afternoon.  The precipitation was negligible on the system and the flows and temperatures remain close to what we started with yesterday morning.  The Upper East Branch and the entire West Branch are the best bets right now with wadeable flows and decent temperatures.  We may have some wind to deal with while the storms pass through so try to find a protected area.  The lower East Branch and Mainstem are too warm to fish with both reaching 70 degrees or more yesterday afternoon.  We should see a couple of brief storms scattered throughout the day today with precipitation amounts around 1/10th”.  Accuweather is calling for additional rainfall overnight but the storms have been so localized we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Olives and sulphurs are still the reigning hatches with some cahills and isonychias.  The hatches are a bit more sporadic when the wind picks up.  Swinging wet flies has been effective during down times.

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Note:  There are a lot of green weeds floating on the upper West Branch so check your fly often

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 153 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 273 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 954 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 117 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 106 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 70%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 19, 2015

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We did get hit with some decent thunderstorms yesterday but they were brief without a lot of precipitation.  What little rain fell was soaked into the ground and the flows in the system barely budged.  The rivers look good this morning with minimal fog on the lower West Branch.  Accuweather is calling for today to be very similar to yesterday with humidity, warm air temps in the 80’s, and a small amount of precipitation.  Hopefully the clouds stick around for most of the day before and after the storms.  Sulphurs and small olives are on the menu so not much has changed.  Some humid days are very good for flying ants so definitely carry some in your box.

Donnghail from the sunny weekend.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Donnghail from the sunny weekend. Photo by Bob Lewis

Note:  There are a lot of green weeds floating on the upper West Branch so check your fly often

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 561 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 258 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 984 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 103 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 113 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 70.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 18, 2015

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Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday- hot.  We did have a few more clouds than expected and the cold water of the West Branch certainly helped the humidity while we were fishing.  We should get a few thunderstorms today but they look scattered with just a small amount o precipitation in each one.  Hopefully the clouds push in early giving us a break from the sun and kicking off the hatches a little earlier.
Samll sulphurs and olives are still the go to flies followed by isonychias and cahills.  There have been some tricos on the bigger pools mid morning once the fog burns off.  When you do find fish risng double check the surface of the water.  We have seen very small flying ants that are tough to see unless you are right down to the water’s surface.

 

Patrick working past the bright sun.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Patrick working past the bright sun. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Flying ants #16-24

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 561 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 258 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 944 cfs
68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 108 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 129 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 71.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 17, 2015

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Despite the air temperatures reaching the low 90’s with bright sun the West Branch continues to be in great shape with a water temp of 56 degrees under the 191 Bridge in Hancock this morning.  The lower East Branch and Upper Mainstem will be too warm to fish again today.  Lordville is starting off at 68 degrees and the lower East Branch at Fish’s Eddy is a low 273 cfs and is already 70 degrees this morning.  The hatches are fairly predictable now with the sulphurs coming off earlier upstream in the colder water and olives and cahills coming off later in the day on the downstream sections.  We have seen some flying ants but we haven’t seen large numbers of them on the water yet.   We’ve had a number of small isolated thunderstorm pop up due to the heat.  Bring a raincoat just in case.

Note:  There are a lot of green weeds floating on the upper West Branch so check your fly often

Rich with his first fish ever on a fly rod.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Rich with his first fish ever on a fly rod. Photo by Samantha Dennis

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 561 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 151 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 273 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 964 cfs
68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 116 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 161 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir CapacityDes 71.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.5%

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