Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/11/2010

Oct 11, 2010 Comments Off by

Another blue-sky day today with a high of 68 degrees.  Cool evenings have water temperatures in good shape throughout the system, and water levels are pretty respectable.  The West Branch is still dropping and some sections of the river may recede to the point where floating may not be possible, but for now things are looking pretty good. Yesterday boasted some caddis activity throughout the day, but didn’t really get going in any numbers until around 7:00 p.m. and produced limited surface activity.  The streamer bite, although not great, still provided decent action throughout the day and was the best option for targeting trout.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 431  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 284  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,110 cfs @ 50º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,970 cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,980  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 507  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 63.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 130  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/10/2010

Oct 10, 2010 Comments Off by

Today looks like we will see a high in the upper 60’s with sunny skies. Water temperatures are still looking good throughout the entire river system and levels on the Main Stem and East Branch are floatable. The West Branch is at a better level to wade as Hale Eddy is flowing 481 cfs this morning. Although there has been several caddis spotted over the past couple of days, nymphing and throwing streamers will likely be the best option of landing quality fish during the day today.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 481  cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 337  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1290 cfs @ 50º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,280 cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 6840  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 576  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 63.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 130  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/11/10

Oct 09, 2010 Comments Off by

Another blue-sky day today with a high of 63 degrees.  Cool evenings have water temperatures in good shape throughout the system, and water levels are pretty respectable.  The West Branch is still dropping and some sections of the river may recede to the point where floating may not be possible, but for now things are looking pretty good. Yesterday boasted some caddis activity throughout the day, but didn’t really get going in any numbers until around 7:00 p.m. and produced limited surface activity.  The streamer bite, although not great, still provided decent action throughout the day and was the best option for targeting trout.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 412  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,540 cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,770 cfs @ 54º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 8160  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 690  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 63.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 130  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Dleaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/10/10

Oct 08, 2010 Comments Off by

Blue skies today with a high of 70 degrees. This weather appears as though it will be consistent for the next few days as well.  Water conditions are looking good for the West Branch; water temps are very favorable, the clarity is good, and the flows are perfect for both wade fishing and drift boat access! Water levels will likely continue to drop over the next few days provided that they don’t increase the release from Cannonsville Reservoir, but floatable water levels will likely be sustained through the weekend at least.  The East Branch and Main Stem should continue to drop as well over the next few days, and the fishing will likely pick up.  The dry fly action has been decent this past week, and we are optimistic that the fair weather forecasted for the rest of this week will continue to heat up the insect activity and hopefully bring more fish to the surface.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 726  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 507  cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 3,540 cfs @ 54º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 10,100 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 820 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 62.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 130  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/7/10

Oct 07, 2010 Comments Off by

The West Branch looks to be in great shape! Flows are about perfect for both wade and drift boat fishing right now and the temperatures are very favorable.  Olives have produced some decent surface activity and some fishing action, particularly on the upper sections of the West Branch.  Today may be a little windy, but should be a nice day; and for the next two, calm and sunny.  Look for the insect activity to pick up over the next few days…

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 965  cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 611  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 2,160 cfs @ 54º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 4,400 cfs @ 55º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 13,000 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,010 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 60.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 130  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/6/10

Oct 06, 2010 Comments Off by

Flows, water temperatures, and clarity have improved greatly on the West Branch and things are looking great for the rest of the week.  Streamers will likely produce some decent action and there is a good chance of having Olives stirring up a little surface activity as well.  The East Branch is still relatively high yet, and is probably the most off-color of the rivers, but those conditions may be suitable for streamer fishing.  With decent flows coming from both the East and West branches, the Main Stem is running rather high and will be difficult to wade, but streamer fishing from a drift boat may provide some decent opportunities.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,170  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 681  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 2,570 cfs @ 54º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 6,040 cfs @ 54º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 18,00cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,200 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 80  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/5/2010

Oct 05, 2010 Comments Off by

Flows are slightly higher than they were yesterday due to showers that we had on and off all day yesterday. Hale Eddy is flowing at 1570 cfs this morning while the East Branch at Fishs Eddy is 2750 cfs this morning. Water Temperatures are looking very consistent across the boards this morning with all three rivers between 52º and 55º Fahrenheit. With most of the water coming down the West Branch being rain runoff, the river is clearer than it had been last week when we were getting “turned over” release from the reservoir. Today we are expecting a high of around 54º with a light rain throughout most of the day. The forecast for the next three days is showing more rain with highs in the low to mid 60’s.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,570  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 829  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 2,750 cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 5,770 cfs @ 53º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 11,500cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,390 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 80  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report: October 4, 2010

Oct 04, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is going to be chilly rainy day with a high of around 50. River Flows are once again looking good on the entire river system with the West flowing 538 cfs at Hale Eddy, the East Branch pushing down 1980 cfs at Fishs Eddy and the Main Stem starting at 3450 cfs in Lordville. Today and for the next few days, natural color  streamers will probably be the most productive means of catching, however keep your eyes open for fish feeding on tiny BWO’s and caddis if you see any on the water.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 538  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 502  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1980 cfs @ 53º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 3450 cfs @ 55º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 13500 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 997 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 41.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 80  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/3/2010

Oct 03, 2010 Comments Off by

Today it looks like we are going to have mostly sunny skies with a high around 60 degrees. The West Branch is down to 785 cfs this morning after the heavy rains that we received Thursday and is at a wade-able level throughout most of the river. The East Branch has also come back down but is probably still too high to attempt to wade unless you are on the very upper stretches. Streamers would likely be the best option for today but there is always a chance of decent surface action on BWO’s and Caddis.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 785  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 823  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 2,900 cfs @ 53º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 5,700 cfs @ 56º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 20,200cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,560 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 41.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 80  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
White Fly’s Size 16-12
Sulphurs (Heptagenia hebe) Size 18-22
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 Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/2/10

Oct 02, 2010 Comments Off by

Here we are, a couple days after those heavy rains and the initial flooding, and the rivers have already dropped dramatically.  The West Branch in particular, is currently back to a great flow and is very fishable.  We recommend that you keep an eye on the water levels throughout the day if you are floating any section of this river, for the release from the reservoir is very minimal and the excess run-off from the big rains has been receding quite rapidly.  Temperatures are back to being very favorable across most of the system and we are optimistic that the conditions the next couple of days will at least have the West Branch fishing again as the East Branch and Main Stem continue to recover from the “blow-out.”

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,580  cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,670  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 6,540 cfs @ 56º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 13,600 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 58,100cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,420 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 41.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 80  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
White Fly’s Size 16-12
Sulphurs (Heptagenia hebe) Size 18-22
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 Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/1/10

Oct 01, 2010 Comments Off by

Unfortunately all of the rain that we received yesterday has completely “blown-out” the whole system, with the exception of the Stilesville area…

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 213  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 5,190  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 36,900 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 35,100 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 13,500 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 25,200 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 38.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 114  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
White Fly’s Size 16-12
Sulphurs (Heptagenia hebe) Size 18-22
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 Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Repert 9/30/10

Sep 30, 2010 Comments Off by

This heavy rain looks like it will be going nonstop for the entire day and into tomorrow morning.  A rain like this will certainly affect the river to some extent, and really, in a sense, has come to the rescue.  Dramatically low water levels due to poor releases and the lack of rain this year have allowed the river system to heat up considerably over the past week.  Luckily, this rain and the following week should allow the system to recover nicely and will hopefully recharge the fishing action.  For today, streamers will likely be the best option; good luck and stay dry!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 207  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 90  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 351 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 672 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1370cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 38.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 114  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
White Fly’s Size 16-12
Sulphurs (Heptagenia hebe) Size 18-22
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 Size 8 4XL

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