Upper Delaware River Report — July 7,2010

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This morning the release from the Cannonsville reservoir is 494 cfs. With flows at this level the West Branch is still looking good and fishing great. The most solid action has still been on the upper West Branch during the day. Towards evening action spreads out over the entire West Branch as spinners start to show. Guys did well yesterday floating the Upper West Branch and were able cover a good amount of water. Fishing from a boat gives you the ability to cover more favorable water during the heat of the day while still floating through excellent pool where large browns like to hold. It looks like the forecast for the next 2 days has overcast skies with a chance of showers, this could cool things down quite a bit and give us a little bit of rain that we desperately need.

 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       547 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         179 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       295 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            835 cfs @ 75º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2230 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       104 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      87.1 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        494 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — July 6, 2010

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This morning the Cannonsville Reservoir started releasing 523 cfs making our guides excited to continue to float the Upper West.  The extra release has cooled the water down to 47 degrees this morning so if your out wading make sure you dress accordingly.

Today we are expecting another warm day on the Upper Delaware. Air temperatures have been high over the past couple of days but water temperatures on the west branch are still cool. Hale Eddy stayed below 64º all day yesterday.  The best action has still been on the upper half of the West Branch where we continue to see a good amount of insect life throughout the majority of the day. Concentrate on riffles during the hottest parts of the day either nymphing or throwing a big searching pattern such as an Iso. Targets should increase as the day goes on, if you are fishing to a picky fish and have tried most of your dry fly patterns, don’t give up before trying a small caddis or small rusty spinner pattern.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 305 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs @ 75º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 109 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 523 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — July 5, 2010

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Looks like another sunny day on the Upper Delaware River System, highs today are to reach low to mid 90’s. With Temperatures like we have been experiencing the last 2-3 days, the West Branch is still providing the best trout fishing opportunities. The West Branch, by far, has the coolest water temps which should produce bugs and it will also give the fish a better chance of surviving the fight. Today is another day where you may want to try nymphing during the heat of the day if there are no bugs or targets. Keep an eye out for caddis and sulphurs during the day today, also make sure that you have a variety of rusty spinners with you and a spent caddis pattern could come in handy too.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 423 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 272 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 644 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2050 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 112 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 364 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — July 4, 2010

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Flows on the West Branch have dropped some since yesterday, after another change in the release rate from Cannonsville Reservoir.  This means that most fishing is once again going to be concentrated to the Upper West Branch, where water temperatures are still very nice and cool.  The high temperatures for the next few days will be in the 90s, with a lot of sun in the forecast for today.  Morning and evening will offer the best chance for fisherman to see bug activity, as well as escape from some of the midday heat.

Hope everyone has a great Fourth of July! 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       412 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         145 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       282 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            861 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2350 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       118 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        347 cfs
FLIES:   
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 3, 2010

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Today is going to be another sunny day with clear skies and no rain in the forecast.  It should be a beautiful weekend to get out and spend some quality time on the river.  Cannonsville has dropped their release rate down to 520 cfs, which will leave plenty of water to float as well as open up more areas to wade fisherman.  Yesterday’s high release of 817 cfs should have helped to flush out the river and get rid of some of the green slime in the water.  Over the past week, water temperatures have remained nice and cool all across the board.  There has been a lot of bug activity, with a variety of Sulphurs, Olives and Iso’s on the surface.  We should expect to see the same bugs on the water today. 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       575 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         148 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       288 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1140 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           1700 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       124 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.0 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        520 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 2, 2010

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The fishing has been very good the past couple of days and should only improve with the recent release from Cannonsville Reservoir, which has more than doubled yesterday’s flows on the West Branch.  Despite the high release rate, your best fishing will still be on the Upper West Branch today.  After the water temperatures further downstream start to settle, giving the fish and bugs a chance to adjust, many more opportunities along the Delaware River will open up for anglers and give the crowds a chance to spread out.  Today’s forecast shows that it should be another cool and sunny day with clear skies.  Tomorrow should be much of the same, with some clouds and a slight chance of rain expected in the morning.

This water level is perfect for floating, and doing so with one of our experienced guides will give you your best opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime.  To read more about our guides, view their profiles on our website or contact us if you would like to book a trip.  We hope to see you this holiday weekend! 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       791 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         148 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       298 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            672 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           1700 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       131 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.5 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        817 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — July 1, 2010

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Today’s forecast is sunny, and you can expect it to remain that way for at least a few days.  There is not a chance of rain in the forecast until next Tuesday.  Water temperatures are looking good, with both the Main Stem and East Branch becoming fishable again.  The Upper West Branch has been the place to be lately, providing awesome fishing throughout the day.  Reports from yesterday were that there was lots of bug activity, with great Sulphur hatches and good Olives and Isos.  A number of people said they had quality fish to cast to the whole time.  Hopefully yesterday repeats itself and it is another great day on the water.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       392 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         151 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       308 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            720 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2000 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       138 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.8 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — June 30, 2010

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Cooler air is here, and it has already taken effect on the water temperatures which are down a couple of degrees all across the board.  Night time lows below 50 degrees should only help to further cool it down.  Today’s forecast shows bright sun all day, with no chance of rain.  However, with the cooler water there should be consistent bug activity throughout most of the day.  Yesterday evening brought a great Sulphur hatch, as well as Olives, Isos and Caddis.  Today should bring much of the same, and should be a good overall day for being out on the water.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       485 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         149 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       333 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            852 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2000 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       149 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      90.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        415 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

 

 

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 29, 2010

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According to the forecast for the rest of the week, we should not have a day with a high above 80 degrees until Saturday.  Hopefully that weather will help keep the water temperatures down a little as we head into July.  Today should be partly cloudy with a very slight chance of rain.  If it gets cloudy, look for Olives on the water.  Otherwise, continue throwing Sulphurs, Caddis and Isos while looking for targets, or try nymphing while the bright sun is out.  We have been able to get good fish the past couple of days, so now is a great time to be on the water.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       490 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         156 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       362 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            896 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       166 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      90.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        172 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — June 28, 2010

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Today’s forecast looks like we are going to have good cloud coverage for the majority of the day with scattered t-Storms entering the area around 1:00. Today I would expect to see good BWO’s during much of the day, mixed in with the olives there should be plenty of sulphurs, some Iso’s and maybe even a few Caddis. Even with the hot sunny day that we had yesterday the river temps continue to look good on the West Branch. If you are having trouble locating targets but want to stay on the surface, try drumming some fish up using a large Iso pattern in the Riffles.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 370 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2390 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 176 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 91.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs ( Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs ( Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella atenuata, deficiens, lata, depressa) ) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — June 27, 2010

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Yesterday’s overcast skies proved to be a great BWO day on the West Branch. Although there were plenty of fishermen on the Upper West Branch yesterday, no one should have had too much trouble locating targets, as many fish were feeding on Sulphurs and BWO’s throughout much of the day on the surface. Water temps on the Upper West Branch never made it out of the low 50’s where as the Lower West Branch barely saw 60º during the warmest part of the day. Today we can expect similar conditions as we had yesterday with a bit more sun during mid day.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 378 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 896 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2470 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 182 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 91.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs ( Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs ( Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella atenuata, deficiens, lata, depressa) ) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — June 26, 2010

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Today looks like it will be a fine day to be on the water.  The BWO’s (size 22-24) should be hatching in good numbers with the overcast skies.  Sulphurs should still be coming off, along with some scattered Iso’s, on the Upper West Branch. With a 30% chance of Thunderstorms, make sure you bring your rain gear with you. 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       490 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         159 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       390 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            931 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           3100 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       189 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      91.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        415 cfs
FLIES:   
Sulphurs ( Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs ( Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon)               Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella atenuata, deficiens, lata, depressa) ) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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