Delaware River Conditions / Report May 19, 2011

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Apologies on the late update – ’twas a bit crazy getting the guides on the water today! The rain yesterday was quite torrential in places, evident in the HUGE surge of water in the Beaverkill/East Branch system. This has raised both to un-wadable levels, and also muddied up the Main Stem a bit. Fortunately, the West Branch only saw a small bump, and should continue to fish well, as it has for the past week. Walton had a big spike, so we anticipate the West Branch rising a bit more (600 cfs) after the “wave” comes over top of the dam, sometime tonight. This water should be gin-clear, so fishing will not be greatly affected.

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra sp – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18 (ending soon)

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,350 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,580 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,350 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,740  cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
6,040 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,250  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.0% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Update / Report 5/18/2011

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We still have Hendricksons on the West Branch- lots of fish rising yesterday afternoon.  So far most of the predicted rain has missed us leaving the rivers in great shape.  There are a few March Browns coming off, with some fish eating them once in a while.  Caddis have been great in the morning.

 

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Stenonema vicarium (March Brown) #10 -2XL

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Dark Btachycentrus sp. – Charcoal  Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 923 cfs @ 59º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1080 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 512 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,540  cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
3,100 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 735  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.2% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 17, 2011

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The wet, misty weather continues, and the bugs(and fish!) are taking full advanatge of these optimal hatching conditions! The West Branch fished exceptionally well yesterday, with the only snag being that the fish are extra spooky, due to the pressure they have been under – make that first cast count! Hendricksons are still hatching, and some March Browns have been reported on the Main Stem – we will let you know when the are in full swing. Otherwise, be ready for a spinner fall anytime during the day, as well as hatching and egg-laying caddis.

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra sp – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 750 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
924 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 307 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,270  cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,730 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 662  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.2% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 16, 2011

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What a day yesterday! Spinners were falling at various times in the afternoon, hendricksons were still hatching on the West Branch, and the caddis were out, yeilding splashy rises from fish in and out of the riffles! Today is a carbon-copy day weather-wise, so we are hoping (fingers are crossed here) to have a similar day today. Give us a call if you have any questions or to book your trip!

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra sp – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
822 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 438 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,240  cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
3,210 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 507  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.7% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 15, 2011

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The pressure change yesterday hampered the fishing a little bit, but there are still plenty of bugs out and about, and with the weather ‘stabilizing,’ today has the potential to be an fantastic day on the water! The shop door was covered with Hendrickson spinners, paralep spinners, baetis duns, and all the fun caddis we have been seeing for the last week. Spring is still here!

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra sp – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 529 cfs @ 56º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
785 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 270 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 994  cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,280 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 488  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.7% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions – May 14, 2011

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The clouds had the desired effect – bugs, bugs, and more bugs! Fish were up and rising throughout the system, with lots of big boys (and girls) caught! Towards the end of the day the fish picked up the degree of difficulty by feeding on spinners for 10 minutes, then caddis for another 10, and duns after that. Just the type of fun we enjoy!

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra sp – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 665 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
892 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 307 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,030  cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,450 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 466  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.1% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 13,2011

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Friday the 13th is lucky again! Clouds and rain have moved into the area, which should help keep the river levels up, temperatures down, and the bugs VERY happy! This has the potential to be the best weekend of the season thus far! Aside from a bit of a fiberglass hatch on the West Branch, the river has still be fishing well, even in the bright sunlight we experienced over the last few days. This influx of cooler, cloudier weather can be nothing but good!! On the shop this morning we had parlep spinners, hendrickson spinners, apple green caddis, and tan caddis – always a good sign!

Yeah. We thought the same thing: Brokeback Brown. Angler: Sam Rupp. Photo by: Jeff White

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra sp – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 976 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,170 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 429 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,180  cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,990 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 503  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.2% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Conditions / Update 5/12/2011

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Wading is now a possibility on some sections of the system.  The forecast is calling for a high of 76 with sun today.  Look for risers in the shade during the day and most of the top water action towards evening well into dark.  Nymphing or swinging wets in the riffles should produce some fish during the day.

Geoff Adams playing peek-a-boo with a great fish. Photo by: Kevan Smaracko

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Emphermerella X (Dark Hendricksons) #16

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

 

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,340 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,500 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 561 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,570  cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
3,410 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.1% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions 5/11/2011

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Fishing was great yesterday, with lots of fish on top eating a mix of Hendricksons and Caddis.  Hatches are starting mid day, and streamer fishing has been good in the morning.  The system is dropping back to normal levels, and wading is finally becoming an option in some areas.  Lots of sun today, with a little cloud cover and rain coming in over the weekend.

Geoff Adams with a WB Brown Photo by Kevan Smakaro

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Emphermerella X (Dark Hendricksons) #16

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra sp – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,610 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,750 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 747 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,570  cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
3,990 cfs @ 54º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 611  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.1% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Update 5/10/2011

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The rivers are still dropping to normal levels and fishing has been great!  Lots of fish rising throughout the system to hendricksons and a mix of caddis. We are getting closer and closer to wading levels, and still have plenty of good hatches yet to come!

Sam Lamendola with a nice Main Stem brown. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra sp – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,900 cfs @ 52º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,070 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 997 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,910  cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
4,700 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 690  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.1% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 8, 2011

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Two days of beautiful weather, and the fish certainly are responding! We’ve had great action both on streamers and on dries, as good hatches of Hendricksons keep coming off! Reports from the West and Main are equally good – the water is great no matter where you are fishing!

Sam Rupp with an AWESOME Main Stem Brown. She's happy, in case you couldn't tell. Photo by: Allen Rupp

Allen Rupp with a colored-up WB Brown. And a dorky hat. Photo by: Jeff White

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,700 cfs @ 50º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
3,170 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,660 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,970  cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
7,100 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 899  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 104.1% – 200 CFS

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Update 5/7/2011

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Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3,110 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
3,650 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,130 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,790  cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
8,340 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,000  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.6% – 200 CFS

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