Delaware River Report / Conditions June 11, 2011

Jun 11, 2011 Comments Off by

Rain! Hallelujah! We had rain overnight, and it has continued to be cloudy and rainy this morning, which has yielded better river temperatures downstream towards the main stem, while having very little effect on the flows. The forecast calls for clouds all day – perfect for mid-day hatching. The dortheas and cornutas came off strong in the morning yesterday, with the typical 30 min at dark. With perfect olive weather we expect to see those same cornutas throughout the day today.

Ephemerella dorthea male dun. Photo by: Jeff White

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl (waning / done)

Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl (waning / done)

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
601 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 633 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
1,700 cfs @ 68º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 327 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.1% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Condtions June 10, 2011

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Super late update today, our blog did not want to cooperate with us this morning – apologies! Flows are current as of 4:00 PM

Big storms last night blasted us with rain and wind, but also brought much cooler temperatures as well, along with lower humidity, making our lives SO much better here on the West Branch. We had several floats go out after the storm, and bugs were to be found, as well as fish eating them. Today we had some clouds in the morning, and a cool overnight, so we’re starting with lower temps – always a good thing.

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl

Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicariumMarch Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
695 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 232 cfs @ 66º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 711 cfs @ 72º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
1,820 cfs @ 79º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 368 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.1% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2011

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Yesterday was pretty warm, but the water temperatures managed to stay pretty decent, even into the upper main. Everyone saw bugs, including Isos on the West, Cornutas on the West and main, and Dortheas everywhere. Charcoal caddis were also reported on the upper West Branch, with fish actively feeding on them. HOT weather in the forecast, so check temps on a regular basis to make sure you are fishing in ‘safe’ (under 68 degree F) water!

Gordy Dempsey with an AWESOME WB Brown! Photo by: A nice fellow angler with a cell phone

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl

Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicariumMarch Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
611 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 704  cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
1,760 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 368 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.4% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 7, 2011

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Sun and heat – here we go again! Forecasts have us getting up in the 90s for the next few days, with periods of clouds and the occasional thunderstorm rolling through, we expect the middle of the day to be tough – summer on the Delaware is rearing its ugly head. That being said, we still have TONS of bugs coming off, which bodes well for the morning and evening fishing, which has been pretty decent over the last few days. Give us a call for the most up-to-the-minute details!

Big Olives

Bring your size 14 Olives when you come!! Photo by: Jeff White

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl

Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
627 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 256 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 875  cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,050 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 410  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.8% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 4, 2011

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For some reason WordPress didn’t like our post yesterday, so we’ll start with a new one today. Flows are down on the West Branch, with a 500 CFS release out of the dam – great for wading! We have cool temps in the AM, so the action is starting a bit later. Drakes are still around, and we are anticipating a nice spinner fall any evening. Dortheas were a strong hatch on the main stem yesterday as well.

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl

Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 432 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
648 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 277 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 993  cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,050 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 466  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.0% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 4, 2011

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Apologies on the late post – the shop is ROCKING this morning!

Even with the wind yesterday, our guides saw some of the most prolific hatching that they had ever witnessed – a full blown green drake hatch on the upper West Branch. The fish had a hard time seeing them until late in the day when the breeze knocked off for the day. The forecast for today is amazing – cloudy & cool with little to no wind – EXACTLY what you want with these kinds of water temps and this level of bug activity. These are the kind of days where we in the shop grind our teeth wishing we could be out on the water! 6:00 can’t come soon enough!

The Robinson brothers with a cool Von Behr-esq brown trout. Photo by: Kevan Smaracko

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl

Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 557 cfs @ 50º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
918 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 330 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,160  cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,590 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 547  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.0% – 600 CFS

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Delaware River Conditions / Report June 3, 2011

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A great day for sailing yesterday, until the evening – the wind laid down, and the fish took full advantage! A fantastic evening of Delaware fishing repaid those that braved the high winds of the afternoon – sulphurs, green drakes, brown drakes and even the occasional Iso! The winds are supposed to calm down for the afternoon, and hopefully the action will continue as a result! Give us a call for the most up-to-the-minute reports!

A great father and son shot of the Stabiles - nice fish! Photo by: Bruce Miller

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2XL

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 897 cfs @ 52º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,200 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 382 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,350  cfs @ 53º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
3,070 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 638  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.3% – 600 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 2, 2011

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The heat has broken here in Starlight – unfortunately, the wind has taken its place. We are looking at northwest winds (mostly downstream) at about 15MPH, with gusts in the 40MPH range. Not ideal dry fly conditions, but the pressure change should get the bugs up and moving, and the influx of cold water from Cannonsville can only help as well!

Delaware novice Norm Price with his biggest brown trout yet (he's shocked!) Photo by: Jeff White

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2XL

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,090 cfs @ 55º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,500 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 517 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,660  cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
3,710 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 777  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.7% – 600 CFS

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WATER!

Jun 01, 2011 Comments Off by

Ding dong, the wicked old FFMP is dead! We have a new flow regime starting today. Until futher notice, Cannonsville Reservoir will be releasing at least 600 CFS, which will bring a much-needed surge of cool water into the system. Spillage is slowly fading from the top of the reservior, so this bodes well to keep the water levels both up and cool! Call us for the most up-to-the-minute info, and see below for the Stilesville (closest USGS station to the dam) graph:

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 1, 2011

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H-O-T yesterday. Nothing really more to tell – bugs in the morning and the evening, with some fish active on caddis during the heat of the day. Drakes have been hatching, and we are seeing sporadic spinner falls of both coffin flies and dortheas (sulphurs). A new flow plan takes effect today, but we have yet to see any results thus far – hopefully we will get a 500+ CFS release by the end of the day today!

Wiley Paul with a great West Branch Brown. Photo by: David Burgher

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2XL

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,000 cfs @ 64º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,540 cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 708 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,080  cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
4,330 cfs @ ~66º (est.)
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 917  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.0% – 254 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 31, 2011

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A nice, calm, clear night kept the water temperatures down, and saw all rivers drop dramatically. We are back under 2,000 CFS on the West, which will yield some wading opportunities as well as great floating potential. Sulphurs (dortheas) were coming off, even with the high water levels, and so we anticipate the same type of scenario today. A bit more cloud cover is predicted, but temps will once again be hot and sticky, so dress appropriately throughout the day!

George Fielding with a FAT West Branch fish. Photo by: Kevan Smaracko

George Fielding with a FAT West Branch fish. Photo by: Kevan Smaracko

 

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2XL

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,190 cfs @ 64º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,960 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 952 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,650  cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
~6,000 cfs @ ~66º (est.)
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,260  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.3 – 254 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 30, 2011

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Heavy storms early this morning woke us up and also brought the river up a ton. While off-color, it appears to be clearing fast for those with boats. Wading, however is UNSAFE right now – The Beaverkill and the Willow, along with the Upper East are your best bets if on foot.

After a bit of a slow day, the fish went BALLISTIC river-wide right at dark, mowing down any dorthea (sulphur) that was in their wheelhouse. Not sure what the weather is going to do for that activity, but the lower water temps are definitely a good sign.

Hatches:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2XL

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,290 cfs @ 64º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
4,220 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 971 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,270  cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
~4,500 cfs @ ~66º (est.)
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 929  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.3 – 254 CFS

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