Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2017

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We’re getting hit by some passing storms this morning.  So far none of the storms have lasted long but the rain has been heavy.  At 7 AM this morning all of the rivers still looked good in Hancock.  Some of the creeks are leaving a silt line at their mouths but overall they look okay.  All of the rivers in the system are rising right now but so far so good.  We may see a few more thunderstorms in the afternoon.  The forecast keeps shifting around but as of this morning Wunderground is calling for the rain around 2 PM.  The release from Cannonsville is 400 cfs this morning.  We had a bit more sun than expected yesterday and the daytime thunderstorms in the forecast failed to materialize.  People did well nymphing throughout the day despite the sunshine.  There were fish rising early before the sun hit the water and again in the evening.  Olives and Caddis mixed with a few cahills.  We are seeing Isonychias hatch so if you don’t want to nymph blind casting riffles with a bigger dry fly can be productive.  If you are fishing the lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, or lower Mainstem in the afternoon check the water temperature with a thermometer.

 

So far so good on the West Branch this morning

So far so good on the West Branch this morning

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 328 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 270 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 957 cfs
66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,810 cfs
67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 427 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 500 cfs this morning.  The forecast changed every time we looked yesterday.  We never received any precipitation and the sun broke through the clouds mid day.  There were a fair amount of bugs hatching but a lot of the fish were shy in the low clear water.  Nymphing and swinging wets in the riffles worked.  The fish were eating on top when the sun dropped behind the hills.  Overall it was a pleasant day to be on the water.  We had the usual suspects with caddis, cahills, sulphurs, and olives.  If the forecast holds today looks like a good day.  We should see clouds and light rain amounting to less than 1/4″.  There were some olives and caddis on the water this morning and a few fish eating in the fog.

 

There were a few caddis on the building last night

There were a few caddis on the building last night

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata (waning- mostly spinners left)
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 392 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 585 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 758 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,450 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 319 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 419 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 17, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 401 under Chart 4E.  The rain also gave the rivers a very slight bump but everything remains in good shape this morning.  Yesterday was a great day of comfortable air temperatures and cloud cover.  It paid to be patient but there were good numbers of fish eating caddis, olives, isonychias, and then sulphurs in the evening.  Some of the fish are getting a little picky in the low water so watch your cast and try smaller flies first.  Nymphing is still decent in the lower flows- especially with the low light conditions.   It looks like we’ll see similar weather today with less than 1/4″ of rain.  The forecast seems to be changing every time we look so keep an eye on it.

 

Every bump in flow is a bonus

Every bump in flow is a bonus

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata (waning- mostly spinners left)
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 322 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 525 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 810 cfs
59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,450 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 347 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 419 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2017

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The Cannonsville release remains at 275 cfs this morning.  We had clouds all day yesterday and a cool night so water temperatures are starting off a little lower this morning.  We’ve seen a few drops of rain this morning and may get a little over 1/4″.  That should soak into the ground and not make much of a difference in flows.  Dark Blue Sedges and Isonychias are working well right now.  Both are decent flies to blind fish through riffles too when nothing is rising.  We’re still seeing some sulphurs and cahills coming off.  Some sections may have a few Coffin Flies around so still carry a couple in case you get lucky.  Nymphing has picked up in the lower water and people are doing well on small patterns.  In heavier runs swinging Isonychia wet flies should work well today.

Theo found a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Theo found a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata (waning- mostly spinners left)
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 238 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 381 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 795 cfs
61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 353 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 275 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°  Gauge seems off- check with a thermometer
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 395 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 15, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been cut to 272 cfs.  We are coming off a cool night so temperatures look good this morning on most of the system.  The West Branch and Upper East Branch should be fine.  If the forecast is correct we should be cooler today with decent cloud cover.  That should help both the river temperatures and the fishing.   If you plan to fish the lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, or Mainstem check the afternoon temperatures with a thermometer.  We may see a small thunderstorm in the afternoon which will be a welcome relief.  Precipitation amounts should be less than 1/4″ if it hits us.  The last storms went south of us like normal.  We are finding some Cornutas on the building so definitely keep an eye out for mid morning  through early afternoon hatching.  The weather over the next few days looks perfect for olives.  Swinging caddis pupa and wet flies should produce some fish n the lower water conditions before the hatches.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata (waning- mostly spinners left)
Brown Drakes #10-2xl – Ephemera simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Pale Evening Dun / Pink Lady – #14 – Epeorus vitreus
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Light BWO – #14 – Drunella cornuta (previously Ephemerella cornuta)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta spp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 238 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 396 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 873 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 381 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 272 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 419 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 14, 2017

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According to the hotline the release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 624 cfs this morning.  It looks like the spill has stopped.  Wading is now an option on both branches and even sections of the Mainstem.  Nymphing should get better with the lower water conditions.  We are still fishing a mix of sulphurs, cahills, caddis, and blue winged olives.  We have seen a few cornutas around so hopefully that hatch intensifies over the weekend.  The thunderstorms missed us yesterday and we woke up to a sunny sky this morning.  We should see cooler air temperatures with highs around 80 degrees today.  Winds look low and shouldn’t be a problem.

 

Nick with a dry fly fish in the sun.  Photo by Steve Shen

Nick with a dry fly fish in yesterday’s sunshine. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Brachycentrus spp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 918 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 341 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs
62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,520 cfs
60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 441 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 624 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 549 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 13, 2017

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The flows are still dropping back and more sections of river are wadeable each day.  The river hotline says the release from Cannonsville is 1498 cfs.  There is 4 cfs coming over the spillway.  This doesn’t jive with the 1,390 cfs showing at the Stilesville Gauge buts it’s close.  We expect the release to be ramped down over the next few days as the spill ends and the hot temperatures give way to milder weather.  We are still seeing a decent mix of cahills, sulphurs, and green drakes.  A little cloud cover would certainly help the mid day fishing but the sun is good for the caddis.  We may have a brief thunderstorm today with a little rain.  The precip. should soak into the ground and not make a difference.  That should also be the break in the air temperatures and we should see 50’s overnight and mid 70’s tomorrow.  If you fish the lower Beaverkill check the temps with a thermometer this afternoon.

 

Afternoons have been pleasant on the river.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Afternoons have been pleasant on the river. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Brachycentrus spp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,390 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,670 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 625 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,420 cfs
60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,340 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 481 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,498 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 549 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 12, 2017

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The flows have dropped nicely over the last few days and things are looking good this morning.  The Beaverkill is in great shape for wading and the East Branch is looking better each day.  The West Branch is still running high but it is mostly release at this point.  That’s great news for the water temperatures on the West Branch and Upper Mainstem while we deal with the hot air temperatures and sunshine.  Coffin flies have been giving us some decent fishing in the evening mixed with the sulphurs and cahills.  The sunshine should make the caddis a bit more active and we may see some of the Cornutas offering some mid morning action.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Brachycentrus spp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,630 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,980 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 708 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs
59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,140 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 572 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 668 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 103%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 11, 2017

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The flows are still dropping slowly as the runoff and spill subside.  This should continue over the next few days with no precipitation in the forecast for the next couple of days.  The sun is shining and we’re looking at summertime type temperatures today and tomorrow but the Cannonsville release is 1,500 cfs which will keep the West Branch cool.  Streamer fishing has been decent with the best action during low light.  We are seeing some fish rise in the morning but most of the activity is late afternoon into dark.  Sulphurs, Green Drakes, Cahills, and Caddis are working well.

 

Michael with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Jon Stark

Michael with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Jon Stark

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
March Brown – #10 -2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Brachycentrus spp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,160 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,620 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 953 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,140 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 685 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 816 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 103%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 10, 2017

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All of the rivers in the system have dropped back overnight and the flows are looking better.  The Beaverkill / Willowemoc are now wadeable and temperatures look good.  The West, East, and Main are still mainly a boating game but are fishing well with decent hatches and Coffin Flies in some sections.  Streamers are working well- especially while there are low light conditions.  We had a brief shower this morning but it looks clear for the rest of the day.  Winds should be fine staying below 8 mph and dropping even more towards the late afternoon.  It will definitely feel warmer today with air temperatures close to 80.  It will still feel cool in the evening once the sun drops during prime time.  The release from Cannonsville Reservoir is  1,001 cfs.  There is currently 1,253 spilling.

 

The Beaverkill flows are looking better for wading each day

The Beaverkill flows are looking better for wading each day

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
March Brown – #10 -2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Brachycentrus spp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,230 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,780 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,140 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,120 cfs
56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,790 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 831 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,001 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,020 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 103%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 9, 2017

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The Beaverkill flow has dropped to 1,000 cfs this morning which should open up some wading opportunities there and on the Willowoemoc.  The rest of the system is clear and dropping but is best fished from a boat.  There has been some dry fly activity over the last few days with the normal mix of sulphurs, cahills, green drakes, and caddis.  Streamers are working but will be better during cloud covered periods or low light conditions.  We are coming into a heat wave and air temperatures will feel more like June over the next few days.  We may see a passing shower or two but the precipitation totals should be low.  This weekend should fish well as the water continues to drop.

 

Frank found some fish yesterday.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Frank found some fish yesterday. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
March Brown – #10 -2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Brachycentrus spp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,800 cfs
62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,560 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,600 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,730 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,100 cfs
58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,040 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 323 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,200 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 103.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.8%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2017

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The rivers are slowly dropping back to normal levels and are definitely clearing.  The West Branch looks good and the East Branch and Mainstem are looking better (we would describe those two as “chalky” rather than brown).  Wading is still not an option but people are catching fish from boats.  It’s mostly a streamer program right now but there are enough bugs around that you may get lucky and see a riser in the slow pools.  If the Beaverkill continues to drop at it’s current rate there should be some wading there over the weekend.  Just choose your spots carefully.  Otherwise look to the smaller streams and feeders.  Cool temperatures have really held on this spring so everything should still hold fish.  We are in for some warmer air temperatures over the next few days so that brings a chance of thunderstorms.  Right now the weather service has the probability of being hit low and and the amount of precipitation as negligible.

Bruce found one in the sun and high water yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Bruce found one in the sun and high water yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – Ephemerella dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – Ephemera guttulata
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella rotunda
Light Cahill – #14 – Ephemerella invaria
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
March Brown – #10 -2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Brachycentrus spp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,670 cfs
61°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,650 cfs
58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,020 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,710 cfs
55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,960 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,400 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 323 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) not available cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 103.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.0%

 

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