Upper Delaware River Report–8/5/2010

Aug 05, 2010 Comments Off by

Cannonsville is releasing 877 cfs this morning. Water Temperatures are still very good on the entire length of the West Branch. The Upper Main Stem has good looking temperatures as well. Yesterday on the Upper West there were a good amount of bugs on the water, although we did not have targets early on, as the day passed we found several areas with plenty of rising fish. Most areas where we had fish feeding we found that there were a larger numbers of average fish with a few really good fish in the mix at each spot. The Lower West Branch also had bugs through much of the day yesterday. At these water levels throwing streamers at the banks can be extremely productive, also terrestrials and large stimulators work well. The most productive means of fishing is still going to be from a boat, but there are still some spots that will be excellent for wade fishermen.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 992  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 221 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1200 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 92 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 74.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 987 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–8/4/2010

Aug 04, 2010 Comments Off by

This morning Cannonsville Reservoir increased its release again to 965. With the current release from Cannonsville you may be better off if you have access to a drift boat, Wade fishing can be challenging at these levels. If you are going to be wade fishing move slow and make sure that you have good footing before making that next step.  Today, the forecast is calling for a high of 90 degrees with partly cloudy skies.  While the clouds might provide some relief from the heat, remember to stay hydrated and cool.  The clouds might also provide some indication of what’s going to be hatching today, with the overcast skies there is a good chance that BWO’s will be coming off in good numbers.  When you hit the river today bring dry flies, streamers, and terrestrial patterns with you, as all 3 have turned good fish in the past few days.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1060  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 216 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1180 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1830 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 81 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 75.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 965 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report August 3, 2010

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This morning Cannonsville Reservoir is releasing 944 cfs. With the current release from Cannonsville you may be better off if you have access to a drift boat, Wade fishing can be challenging at these levels. If you are going to be wade fishing move slow and make sure that you have good floating before making that next step. Yesterday we had good action on both dry flies as well as streamers. When hatch activity slowed we threw large stimulator patterns at the bank which picked up the best fish of the day. Although flows have increased slightly, we are expecting conditions to remain the same throughout the day today. If you enjoy throwing streamers or want to cover some excellent water hunting targets, hire a guide for the day and experience the awesome summertime conditions we are experiencing on the Upper Delaware.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1030  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 221 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1290 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1860 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 84  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 944 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–8/2/2010

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The Cannonsville Reservoir cut the release back down to 783 cfs this morning.  Stilesville is on its way down from 813 cfs this morning making the West Branch floatable from top to bottom. River temps have been steady around the low 50’s to upper 40’s. Last night we had Psuedos on the water until after dark on the lower west and there were good reports of bugs on the water on the upper west as well. Today’s forecast shows isolated thunderstorms with a 30% chance of rain.  The overcast skies today should make for great fishing whether you are fishing dry flies or streamers.  With the increased flows on the river, the terrestrial action should pick up along the banks.  Wade fishing is not out of the option; however there may be a few deep spots that carry heavy current so use caution if fishing by foot.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 866  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 223 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1080 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1910 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 82  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 783 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report August 1, 2010

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Cannonsville reservoir continues to release water! This morning the release was 828 cfs, this is a great level to keep the entire West Branch cool and also start to cool down the upper Main Stem as well. Yesterday there was good bug action on most of the river, it seemed as though the more consistent risers were on the lower West until dark. Many reports came from the upper West Branch throughout the day, most of which said there were plenty of bugs with few targets until nearly dark. It looks like we may have great flows for a few days, you may have the best luck by boat, but there are still wade-able stretches. Over the next 3 days we are looking at scattered and isolated thunder storms, overcast skies will bring good olives and fish should become more active now that they have had a few days to adjust to the cooler waters and higher flows.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 905  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 221  cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1020 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1520 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 84  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 828 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
Trico Size 22-26

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 31, 2010

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The Cannonsville Reservoir continues to give us water this morning. Stilesville is up to 790 cfs this morning making the West Branch floatable from top to bottom. With this volume of water in the river, water temperatures should hold steady the length of the river the entire day. There is a good chance that the cooler water temperatures will help encourage the hatch action as well. Today’s forecast shows sun through much of the day, if there are no fish rising, streamers on the banks would be my first pattern of choice. Wade fishing is not out of the option; however there may be a few deep spots that carry heavy current so use caution if fishing by foot.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 853  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 232  cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 878 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2050 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 88  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 790 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 30, 2010

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With the current low water levels, Cannonsville reservoir has once again opened its valves to 599 cfs in order to help meet the target flow at Montague. With this flow of 599 cfs the West Branch is once again floatable. Wade fishing is also still a good option, at these levels the whole West Branch should be wade able. Yesterday we saw long stretches of little to no bug activity, but today with the cooler air temperatures and increased flows the insect activity should pick up and a greater portion of the West Branch should start to fish well once again.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 240  cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 653 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1510 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 92 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 29, 2010

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With thunderstorms in the forecast for two of the next three days, we should get a break from the blazing summer sun.  Today’s forecast shows some clouds throughout the day with isolated thunderstorms during part of the afternoon. Temperatures for this weekend are going to be cooler than the upper 80’s and 90’s that we have been seeing. Cooler overnight temperatures and overcast skies can do wonders when it comes to cooling down the river. Until the Lower West Branch cools down a little, you are going to want to stay higher up on the west. Check water Temperatures often and if you are getting readings of 66-68 or higher, you are better off moving up the river in search of cooler water.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 427  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 254  cfs @ 71º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 662 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1810 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 137 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.9 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 28, 2010

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Yesterday fishing was good on the Upper West Branch. Many fish were caught on nymphs but there were good fish taken on drys as well.  Today’s forecast shows bright sun all day, with little 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 a good number of Caddis were spotted as well.  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 431  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 266  cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs @ 71º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1830 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 108 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 79.3 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 27, 2010

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Today we are expecting sunny skies and air temperatures in the mid 80’s. Water temperatures on the Upper West Branch are still the best in the area, the Lower West Branch saw water temperatures peaking around 68º during the day yesterday. Today plan on looking for plenty of Sulphurs with a few BWO’s in the mix, also don’t forget there are Iso’s in the area, please do not shy away from throwing an over-sized Iso at the banks or dead-drifting one through a good looking riffle. Remember be patient and always make sure your fly is drifting in front of your fly line.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 444  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 285  cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 771 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2150 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 140 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 79.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–7/26/2010

Jul 26, 2010 Comments Off by

Tricos have been falling in good numbers over the past few mornings towards the 9 and 10 o’clock hours.  So if you haven’t made it out of the house yet for one of those early morning starts its time that you do cause today and the next few days should great for a Trico fall.  Last night we saw a steady number of BWO’s and an awesome Iso spinner fall around dusk.  Try throwing a size 14 Rusty Spinner if you happen to come across a similar spinner fall like.  Temps today should be about the same as yesterday, staying in the low 80’s, but with far less cloud coverage and a 0% of rain.  Keep an eye to the water for Sulphurs and Iso’s during the day and try to stay in the shade if possible.  If you don’t have any targets, try drumming the banks with a terrestrial pattern like a hopper ant or beetle.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 329  cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2540 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 80.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–7/25/2010

Jul 25, 2010 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s high air temperatures and bright sun made fishing very challenging throughout much of the afternoon. Today looks like it is going to be much cooler day as far as air temperatures go and looks like there are going to be some good cloud coverage in the area.  With a 30% chance of rain today, the odds are in your favor to be on the Upper Delaware early in the day.  Sulphurs and BWO’s should be coming off in better numbers today with the overcast skies, Tricos and Iso’s should also make an appearance on the water today as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 511  cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 390  cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1020 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2800 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 80.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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