Upper Delaware River Report — July 12,2010

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Today we should expect to have another warm day with the high in the upper 80’s.  However the warm air temps haven’t seemed to be affecting the conditions on the Upper Delaware.  With water temps in the high 40’s to low 50’s this morning the Upper Delaware should fish just as good as it has been in the past few days.  Cannonsville is still releasing 325 cfs, so floating will still be difficult, so if you’re out wading look for a cool spot in the shade to escape the sun during mid day.  Look for Olives, Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis out on the water.  If you make it out early enough, you could get some Tricos in the mix.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 473 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 370 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1040 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2490 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 85.6 %
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 — July 11, 2010

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Today’s weather forecast predicts partly cloudy skies and a very slight chance of rain.  The flows on the West Branch are still lower than they were during this past week and will likely remain that way at least through the weekend.  Floating would be very difficult under these flows, but wading can be very effective.  There are plenty of opportunities for good fishing on the Upper West Branch and nice fish are being caught every day.  Today you should see various sizes of Olives and Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis.  Look for Tricos in the early morning.  If there isn’t much bug activity during the day, try nymphing the riffles.  Keep in mind that tippet size could play a huge factor in these conditions, and if your fly keeps getting ignored, bumping down to a lighter tippet may do the trick.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       473 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         167 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       370 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1040 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2490 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      85.6 %
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 — July 10, 2010

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At some point during the night, we finally got the rain that the weather man told us was coming.  Air temperatures are cooler this morning and will be throughout the day, with a high of only 75 degrees expected for today.  We will see overcast skies for most of the day, with a very good chance of rain as well.  Unfortunately, the cold-water release rate from Cannonsville is down to 325 this morning, which will make the river difficult to float.  Like usual, water temperatures on the Upper West will remain cool, so that will be the place to be during the day.  Look for Olives, Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis out on the water.  If you make it out early enough in the morning, you could get some Tricos in the mix.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       473 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         167 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       370 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1040 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2490 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      85.6 %
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
Isos                       Size 12 2XL-14
Tricos Size 22-26
Stoneflies                 Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 9, 2010

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These next two days should give us exactly what we have been hoping for—rain and a break from scorching temperatures.  While today’s high is still 85 degrees, we are happy to get out of the 90 degree range that we had been in.  Right now there is great cloud cover, and the forecast says we should have thunderstorms just after noon and through the night.  Tomorrow, those storms will turn to showers throughout the entire day, and there should be a considerable drop in temperature, with tomorrow’s high only reaching 74 degrees.  This should make for a good weekend to fish, and some cooler temperatures should lead to more bug activity on the water.  If the clouds are out, look for Olives, in addition to Sulphurs, Isos and Caddis.  Don’t let the rain deter you, this can be a great opportunity to fish.  Just make sure to bring your rain gear!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 908cfs @ 75º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2120 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 365 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 86.1 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 525 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 8, 2010

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With thunderstorms in the forecast for the next three days, we should get a much needed break from the sweltering summer sun.  Today’s forecast shows some clouds throughout the day with isolated thunderstorms during part of the afternoon.  A nice rain could do wonders for the river and overcast skies should help to cool down temperatures.  Because of the recent heat wave, the most consistent action is going to be on the Upper West Branch, where temperatures have remained consistently cool.  On other parts of the river, look towards the morning and evening hours for more action. 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       580 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         143 cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       248 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            861 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2280 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       98 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      86.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        525 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 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
Stoneflies                  

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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
Stoneflies

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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
Stoneflies                  

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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
Stoneflies                  

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