Delaware River Report / Conditions July 1, 2017

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We did have a few showers yesterday and the flows jumped a bit on the Beaverkill, Upper East Branch, and the West Branch above Cannonsville.  The West Branch below the dam looks great this morning and is cold.  The release from Cannonsville is 699 cfs.  Olives, sulphurs, and cahills seem to be the most common hatches with some isonychias thrown in for good measure.  There are still some caddis over the riffles mid day with an occasional fish getting a shot at them.  Streamer fishing has picked up a bit with the higher flows but is still best in low light conditions or after dark.  The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Lower Mainstem have temperatures spiking around 70 degrees.  They are starting off high this morning already so if you are fishing anywhere besides the West Branch check the water with a thermometer.  We may see some additional rain this morning but the storms seem to be tracking north of us for the most part.  Wunderground has downgraded the forecasted precipitation by half since yesterday.  We may see a little more than 1/4″ which should be fine.

 

Chris with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Chris with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 696 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 750 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 274 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 696 cfs
67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,420 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 384 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 713 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 30, 2017

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The West Branch release was raised again yesterday afternoon and is now 699 cfs.  Still a decent level for wading and floating.  We had a few passing showers but the most of the precipitation has soaked into the ground and the East Branch and Beaverkill dropped slightly overnight.  We may see some storms this afternoon but we’re taking a wait and see attitude on the forecasts this season.  The cloud cover looks great this morning and there were some fish landed already.  If you don’t find fish rising either nymph the drop offs or blind cast an isonychia or cahill in the riffles.  It looks like we could see decent olives today so definitely pack those in #18 – 26.  Caddis and spinners should round out the patterns for the weekend.  We’ve seen some small olive spinners on the water mid day so look closely if you see fish rising but no bugs.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 704 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 594 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,390 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 232 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 218 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 29, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 600 cfs. This is a great level for wading and floating.  This is great timing to protect the river too as we head back into warmer air temperatures.  We should see highs in the low 80’s over the next few days and the nights will stay in the 60’s.  The colder water from the release should push some of the sulphur, olive,  and isonychia hatches.  There are still a lot of caddis around but they have been slow in the early morning waiting for the temperatures to warm up.  We should see a mix of sun and clouds today but the weater looks great for fishing through the weekend.  Cloudy with a chance of storms and some rain.  The weather forecasts seem very unreliable this season.  We’ve seen rain on days that were supposed to be clear and sun on days that were forecasted rain so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

 

Perfect

Perfect

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 620 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 637 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 637 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 253 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 237 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.7%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2017

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Yesterday’s weather was an odd mix.  We had clouds, very brief heavy downpours, sun, and even a little hail.  The rivers barely bumped form the rain and everything looks good this morning.  The cool nighttime temperatures have kept the water temps in check and we are starting off a couple of degrees cooler this morning.  The rain did push some olives (#20 -26) and there were decent numbers of them in spots.  There were some sulphurs, isonychias, and caddis in the mix too.  We have been seeing a decent number of olive spinners in the afternoons so definitely have a few handy.  Today’s forecast is calling  for clear skies with air temperatures in the low 70’s.  Winds should be manageable gusting to 10 mph and then dropping during prime time.

 

Sean with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Theo May

Sean with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Theo May

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 390 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 723 cfs
60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,260 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 295 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 275 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 27, 2017

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We had a little rain fall overnight again but it soaked right into the ground.  The cool nights have definitely helped the river temperatures.  It’s in the low 50’s this morning and feels great. We should only warm up into the high 60’s by mid afternoon.  The cooler air temps and cloud cover is a big plus for the system.  We may see a mid afternoon storm but the precipitation should only amount to 1/10th”.  That will soak into the ground too.  We have found a lot of fish eating tiny olive spinners (#24 – 26) in the afternoon.  Try a caddis first but if you get rejections you may have to go small.  Blind casting isonychias and cahills in the riffles has also produced some fish.  Morning dry fly activity has been unpredictable but nymphing before the sun hits the water has been decent.  The West Branch and Upper East Branch have been cooler than the rest of the system.  While the cool weather and clouds will help check the water temperature with a thermometer if you plan to fish the Mainstem, Lower East Branch, or lower Beaverkill.  They have been peaking in the high60’s to low 70’s in the afternoons.  The release hotline lists the release from Cannonsville as 402 cfs this morning.  We have 1 cfs more than we did this time yesterday.

 

Lower West Branch temps have been holding on but the cool nights really help.

Lower West Branch temps have been holding on but the cool nights really help.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 390 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 689 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,260 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 271 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 402 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 269 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 26, 2017

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Yesterday’s weather was an interesting mix with less wind and more early clouds than forecasted.  There were some mid-day olives on some sections.  The fish were happiest during cloud cover but there were a few found in shaded areas too.  Nymphing during low light periods has been decent.  We were hit with a brief unexpected thunderstorm last night but the rain soaked right into the ground and didn’t bump the flows at all.  The air temperature dropped into the high 40’s last night which is great for the system.  This week looks great with most of the days overcast with a chance of small storms and very cool nights.  Daytime temperatures have dropped back around 8 degrees too with today’s high only around 70 degrees.  Olives, caddis, cahills, sulphurs, and isonychias are being spotted on the water at various times.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 390 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 737 cfs
64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,340 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 300 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 288 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 25, 2017

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We had a few passing showers yesterday evening but it all soaked into the ground and did not affect the flows. The forecast is calling for cooler temperatures and some cloud cover today. There’s a possibility of a few thunderstorms later in the evening. Nymphing/swinging wets is still the best option during the day and try blind casting isonychias and cahills in the riffles. Caddis, sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias continue to be the best options. Get out there early in the day and stay out to last light for the best action.

Brady and Terry found fish yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Brady and Terry found fish yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 386 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 507 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 826 cfs
66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs
68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 342 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 346 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 24, 2017

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Most of the storms missed us so the river levels are very similar to yesterday.  We’ve had a little light rain overnight and this morning but even the Beaverkill only bumped a few cfs.  The cloud cover kept the temperatures in check so most rivers are starting off the same or a degree or two cooler than yesterday.  We may see a stray shower or two today but the precipitation amounts will be negligible.  Hopefully the forecast is correct and we have clouds for most of the day.  Nymphing / swinging wets has still been the best bet during the day followed by blind casting isonychias and cahills in the riffles.  We are still fishing the same mix of caddis, sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias.  The cloud cover should help the dry fly fishing today hopefully giving us a little mid day action.  Early morning and evening have been the best on the bright sunny days.

 

Steady

Steady

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 382 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 889 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,530 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 403 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 342 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 23, 2017

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It looks like we’re finally going to get a break from the sun today.  We should see some storms come through around lunch time.  The clouds are coming in now and it looks like a good morning to fish.  The levels are fine on all the rivers this morning. Sulphurs, isonychias, cahills, and caddis are still making up the bulk of our fishing.  We have seen some decent blue winged olives in the mix early and late in the day.  Nymphing or swinging wets has been the best day time technique but people are doing well blind fishing dries in the riffles before the hatches start.  The rain may give us some decent midday fishing on lives and isos.  Some sections are still seeing the odd gray fox and march browns hatching.  Precipitation forecasts are all over the place so right now it’s just a guess.  A lot of it should soak into the ground in the beginning.  It looks like the storms clear out tomorrow midday and we will be left with clouds.  We hope they’re right on that one.  Water temperatures have been climbing on the lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and lower Mainstem so use a thermometer before you fish those places.  The release from Cannonsville remains at 401 cfs this morning.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 382 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 525 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 889 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,620 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 378 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 335 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 22, 2017

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The flows look great this morning with levels decent for wading and floating.  Water temps are decent just dropping a degree from yesterday morning after a cool night.  We should have some sun today with highs approaching 80 degrees.  There may be some fish eating caddis and olives on top early, before the fog burns off.  Nymphing or blind casting isonychias in the riffles should be decent during the day before the real hatching begins.  Once the sun drops behind the hills we should see more sulphurs, cahills, and caddis hatching right into dark.  The release from Cannonsville remains at 401 cfs.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 386 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 259 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,000 cfs
62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,850 cfs
65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 444 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 387 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 21, 2017

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The flows have dropped back considerably over the last 24 hours.  Everything is wadeable again.  The Main may feel a little high but it should drop back to normal levels quickly.  The West Branch cleared throughout the day but still had little color in the afternoon.  Yesterday was tough one in the heat and bright sun.  The fish seemed shy when the bugs were coming off and didn’t feel comfortable until the sun dropped behind the hills.  Nymphing deep runs was probably the best bet during the daytime.  Caddis and sulphur patterns were working in the evening through dark.  Today looks better with light winds, clouds, and slight chance of rain.  The precipitation totals will be negligible.  The release from Cannonsville Reservoir is 401 cfs this morning.  It looks like Pepacton may be spilling but it is very little water.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 386 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 637 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 307 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,260 cfs
62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,410 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 616 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 530 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 20, 2017

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The West Branch came through yesterday’s storms in decent shape and is fishable this morning.  It’s off-color but may be clearer the farther upstream you go. It’s at wadeable levels this morning so all is good there. We should see our normal caddis, cahills, sulphurs, and isonychias. Streamers may be a better option than nymphs right out of the gate but there will be spots to nymph before the hatches start. The East Branch in Hancock is running dirty this morning but should start to clear as the Beaverkill drops quickly and that water flows through.  We shouldn’t see any storms today, just sunshine and air temperatures close to 80.  The release from Cannonsville is 401 cfs this morning.   We may spill later as the runoff comes across the reservoir but it will happen gradually.

Theo with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Thorn May

Theo with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Thorn May

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 365 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 841 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 392 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,030 cfs
62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,530 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,290 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,120 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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