Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/15/10

Aug 15, 2010 Comments Off by

Weather forecasts for today are calling for scattered thunderstorms and a high of 77 degrees.  These are going to be great conditions and should produce good fishing action.  The past few days have been either overcast or mostly cloudy, and have seen a fair amount of bug activity, at least in the evenings.  The streamer bite has been really good, particularly on the West Branch, and yesterday provided good surface action as well with a good variety of insect activity.  Olives were out in the best numbers and were also joined by a fair amount of Caddis, some Sulphurs and Isos, and a pretty good number of Cahills.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1270  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 196 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1530 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1710 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 66.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1185 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 8/15/10

Aug 15, 2010 Comments Off by

Weather forecasts for today are calling for scattered thunderstorms and a high of 77 degrees.  These are going to be great conditions and should produce good fishing action.  The past few days have been either overcast or mostly cloudy, and have seen a fair amount of bug activity, at least in the evenings.  The streamer bite has been really good, particularly on the West Branch, and yesterday provided good surface action as well with a good variety of insect activity as well.  Olives were out in the best numbers and were also joined by a fair amount of Caddis, some Sulphurs and Isos, and a pretty good number of Cahills.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1270  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 196 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1530 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1710 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 66.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1185 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 8/14/10

Aug 14, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is supposed to be partly cloudy with a high of 80 degrees.  The cloudy and overcast days coupled with cool evenings and good water releases from the West Branch lately, have opened up a few extra miles of fishable water.  Temperatures should be good to about Buckingham, but better a little further up river. Streamers are still proving to be the most productive, but small Olives and Isonychias have produced some surface action as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1440  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 203 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1260 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1930 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 70 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 66.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1349 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 8/13/10

Aug 13, 2010 Comments Off by

Today’s weather forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies and a high of 78 degrees. Yesterday’s overcast/rainy weather had the West Branch fishing really well.  Streamers produced most of the action, but good hatches of small Olives brought some fish to the surface as well.  The Upper Main fished decent according to some reports and not so well from others…conditions are good so it is at least worth a look.  As of today, the water levels have dropped slightly due to the cutting back of the release.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1140  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 200 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1440 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2140 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 70 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 67.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1057 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 12,2010

Aug 12, 2010 Comments Off by

Scattered thunder storms will be passing through the area today. With the chance of showers comes good overcast and less direct sunlight. With less sunlight the river temps stay cooler and there is a better chance that you will find rising fish. Today looks like it is going to be a great day to be on the water. We had our first reports of white flies as well as golden drakes on the Main Stem. Tricos are still around nearly every morning on the lower West Branch and the upper Main Stem. In addition to these flies, plan on seeing plenty of BWO’s throughout the day along with sulphurs and sparse isonychias. The upper Main Stem should be at a good level for wade fisherman as well anyone looking to float. Water levels on the West Branch are still high so wade fishermen proceed with caution.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1350  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 205 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1440 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2000 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 69 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 69.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1258 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 8/11/2010

Aug 11, 2010 Comments Off by

It looks like we are going to have a nice overcast day today. Water temperatures are still looking great throughout the entire West Branch and into the Upper Main Stem. Sulphers have been sporadic lately. Olives have probably been the most consistent as far as good hatches, and occasional Isonychias, Golden Drakes, and Cahills will float by and are often eaten.  Streamers have produced the best action with the higher water levels and terrestrial patterns have also been reasonably effective when casted at the banks.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1380  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 213 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1360 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2030 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 73 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 69.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1269 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 8/9/10

Aug 09, 2010 Comments Off by

Today calls for Isolated T-Storms, but for now the sky is clear.  Expect overcast skies later this afternoon which will likely produce good hatches and good surface action.  Typically you can anticipate seeing small Olives and Sulphers under these conditions.  Good flows have the river at a great floating level, but means that wade fisherman should be careful.  There were reports of  good fishing yesterday on the West Branch in various locations and today’s conditions should produce good action as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1270  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 213 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1320 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1182 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 8/8/10

Aug 08, 2010 Comments Off by

Today looks like it is going to be sunny for much of the day with few clouds around. The releases from Cannonsville Reservoir have been great for over a week now and have provided the lower sections of the West Branch and the Upper Main Stem with good cold water that should be favorable for the trout fishing all the way down to the Buckingham river access. Flows are ideal for floating, but create some difficulty for the wade fishermen who should exercise caution when wading…Please keep in mind that these flows also limit a wader’s opportunities to fish certain areas.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1220  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 216 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1270 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1880 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1134 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 7, 2010

Aug 07, 2010 Comments Off by

This morning the release from Cannonsville is 1052 cfs. It looks like these larger releases are going to stick around for several days or weeks depending on any rain we may get. The West Branch and Upper Main stem are both fishing well and are holding great water temperatures. Streamer fishing has been very productive over the past few days when the hatch is slow.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1140  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 232 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1200 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2390 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 87 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1052 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–8/6/2010

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Cannonsville is releasing 961 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 1050  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 266 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1170 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 97 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 74%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 961 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–8/5/2010

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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