Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2011

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Yesterday sure was a ‘weird’ one here on the river – hot during the day, but clouds and cooler in the evening, but few bugs decided to pop. The West was a bit too cold up top, and the East and Main were a bit warm. We are looking at more cloud cover today, which will hopefully get us to that Goldilocks zone: just right! The bugs that were hatching remain the same – Isos, Sulphurs, and Pseudos, with the occasional Steno thrown in for good measure!

Steve Shen with a real "German" Brown Trout. Photo by: Kevan Smaracko

Hatches:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso/Slate Drake #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 643 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 859 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,920 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 96.6% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2011

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What a day yesterday! Bugs and fish all day on the West Branch in between the rain and thunder – it was like a little piece of April in June. Today we are looking at clouds and sun, with temps in the high 70’s, which shouldn’t heat up the water too much today, and we expect the sulphurs and isos to continue in big numbers. Traffic on the river is down just a little, so the fish are feeling less pressure during the week, which will hopefully make for a great weekend!

Delaware Vet Tom Noble with a great WB Fish. Photo by: Wiley Paul

Hatches:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso/Slate Drake #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 704 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,190 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,240 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 814 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.0% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 17, 2011

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The patchy cloud cover yesterday kept the water cool, and the bugs hatching. Both the West and the Main saw fairly consistent action throughout the day, as well as a great rush of activity in the evening. Fish on the East Branch were eager to rise, so long as the bugs were popping (which was  a bit more sporadic than we cared for). Clouds, rain, and possible t-storms in the forecast today, which means low pressure, good hatching, and hopefully fish all day!

Norm Price with a FOOTBALL! Photo by: Jeff White

Hatches:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso/Slate Drake #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
686 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 732 cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
1,780 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 492 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.0% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2010

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Despite the bright sun throughout the day yesterday, the West Branch and Upper Main fished VERY well, with hatches throughout the day. Today, we’ve got overcast skies this morning, which we expect to break in a few hours, and then more cloud cover coming in – everyone say, “olives!” Should be another fantastic day with Dortheas, Cornutas and Isos galore!

Ted Smith with a beautifully-colored Main Stem Brown. Photo by: Kevan Smaracko

 

Hatches:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso/Slate Drake #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
670 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 746 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
1,800 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 437 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.3% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 15, 2011

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It felt like fall yesterday, and the river responded appropriately. Hatches of dortheas, stenos, pseudos and isonychias occurred almost all day, with the fish keying in on isos and the sulphurs. We are expecting more ‘normal’ weather today – warm temps, bright sun and clouds, which should warm the water a bit, but not too drastically, and put us back in our normal June program of strong morning and evening hatches with mid-day hatching when the sun hides itself. Flows are great for both the boater and the wader!

Interns shouldn't catch fish like this. David Burgher with a great WB brown. Photo by: Steve Shen

Hatches:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso/Slate Drake #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
744 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 899 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,220 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 511 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.4% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 14, 2011

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The predicted rain never materialized yesterday, but we certainly did have great cloud cover and temperatures throughout the system. That being said, the fish on the West Branch yesterday were SPOOOOOOOOKY – almost feels like the old days before we had a flotilla of drift boats on the water. Approach carefully, and make that first shot count!

ADDED BONUS: Check out this photo on the BBC’s Pictures of the day – it’s the last one in the slideshow: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13762132

Prime Time

This is what Prime Time looks like lately! Photo by: Jeff White

Hatches:

Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
732 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 915 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
2,280 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 539 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.4% – 500 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 13, 2011

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Rain and cloud cover yesterday gave us a GREAT day on the West Branch and upper main stem. Bugs were abundant (cornuta, dorthea, isos), and fish were slaughtering any isonychias that came their way. The cooler temps are continuing today, as well as the cloud cover. With the East Branch (and therefore ) the Main Stem clearing even further, we are looking at what could be a banner day!

  • Kevan Smaracko with a great brown caught on a well-earned day off. Photo by: Steve Shen

  • Hatches:
  • Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl (waning / done)

    Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl (waning / done)

    Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

    Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

    Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

    Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

    Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

    Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

    FLOWS:
    West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs @ 44º
    West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
    847 cfs @ 52º
    East Branch at Harvard, NY 246 cfs @ 55º
    East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,260 cfs @ 61º
    Mainstem at Lordville, NY
    2,930 cfs @ 61º
    Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 803 cfs @ N/A
    Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.1% – 500 CFS

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    Delaware River Report/ Conditions June 12, 2011

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    Rain, rain, and more rain! We had more rain last night, which has resulted in a quick rise in water flows and discoloration of the water. The levels are dropping just as quick as it rose and the river should clear up as the day goes on and be in shape for the evening fishing. The forecast for the next few days is more rain, heavy cloud cover, and cooler temperatures, which should bring the Main Stem and East Branch back to appropriate temperatures yielding good bug activity. Yesterday, there were reports of dorotheas, pseudos, cornutas, and occasional isonychias.


    Pat McPartland with a healthy Delaware River brown trout (photo by: Kevan Smaracko).
    Hatches:

    Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl (waning / done)

    Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl (waning / done)

    Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

    Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

    Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

    Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

    Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

    Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

    FLOWS:
    West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs @ 44º
    West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
    985 cfs @ 52º
    East Branch at Harvard, NY 266 cfs @ 55º
    East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,540 cfs @ 61º
    Mainstem at Lordville, NY
    3,170 cfs @ 61º
    Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,760 cfs @ N/A
    Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.1% – 500 CFS

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    Delaware River Report / Conditions June 11, 2011

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    Rain! Hallelujah! We had rain overnight, and it has continued to be cloudy and rainy this morning, which has yielded better river temperatures downstream towards the main stem, while having very little effect on the flows. The forecast calls for clouds all day – perfect for mid-day hatching. The dortheas and cornutas came off strong in the morning yesterday, with the typical 30 min at dark. With perfect olive weather we expect to see those same cornutas throughout the day today.

    Ephemerella dorthea male dun. Photo by: Jeff White

    Hatches:

    Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl (waning / done)

    Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl (waning / done)

    Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

    Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

    Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

    Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

    Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

    Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

    FLOWS:
    West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
    West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
    601 cfs @ 48º
    East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs @ 59º
    East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 633 cfs @ 63º
    Mainstem at Lordville, NY
    1,700 cfs @ 68º
    Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 327 cfs @ N/A
    Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.1% – 500 CFS

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    Delaware River Report / Condtions June 10, 2011

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    Super late update today, our blog did not want to cooperate with us this morning – apologies! Flows are current as of 4:00 PM

    Big storms last night blasted us with rain and wind, but also brought much cooler temperatures as well, along with lower humidity, making our lives SO much better here on the West Branch. We had several floats go out after the storm, and bugs were to be found, as well as fish eating them. Today we had some clouds in the morning, and a cool overnight, so we’re starting with lower temps – always a good thing.

    Hatches:

    Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl

    Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl

    Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

    Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

    Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

    Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

    Stenonema vicariumMarch Brown- #10-2xl

    Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

    Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

    Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

    FLOWS:
    West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 45º
    West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
    695 cfs @ 57º
    East Branch at Harvard, NY 232 cfs @ 66º
    East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 711 cfs @ 72º
    Mainstem at Lordville, NY
    1,820 cfs @ 79º
    Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 368 cfs @ N/A
    Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.1% – 500 CFS

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    Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2011

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    Yesterday was pretty warm, but the water temperatures managed to stay pretty decent, even into the upper main. Everyone saw bugs, including Isos on the West, Cornutas on the West and main, and Dortheas everywhere. Charcoal caddis were also reported on the upper West Branch, with fish actively feeding on them. HOT weather in the forecast, so check temps on a regular basis to make sure you are fishing in ‘safe’ (under 68 degree F) water!

    Gordy Dempsey with an AWESOME WB Brown! Photo by: A nice fellow angler with a cell phone

    Hatches:

    Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl

    Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl

    Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

    Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

    Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

    Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

    Stenonema vicariumMarch Brown- #10-2xl

    Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

    Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

    Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

    FLOWS:
    West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
    West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
    611 cfs @ 46º
    East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs @ 57º
    East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 704  cfs @ 63º
    Mainstem at Lordville, NY
    1,760 cfs @ 64º
    Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 368 cfs @ N/A
    Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.4% – 500 CFS

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    Delaware River Report / Conditions June 7, 2011

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    Sun and heat – here we go again! Forecasts have us getting up in the 90s for the next few days, with periods of clouds and the occasional thunderstorm rolling through, we expect the middle of the day to be tough – summer on the Delaware is rearing its ugly head. That being said, we still have TONS of bugs coming off, which bodes well for the morning and evening fishing, which has been pretty decent over the last few days. Give us a call for the most up-to-the-minute details!

    Big Olives

    Bring your size 14 Olives when you come!! Photo by: Jeff White

    Hatches:

    Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2xl

    Ephemera simulans – Brown Drake – #10-2xl

    Ephemerella cornuta – Blue Wing Olive #14

    Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

    Emphemerella invaria - Light Cahill – #12

    Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #16- #18

    Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

    Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

    Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

    Pseudocloeon - Little BWO’s- #22-#26

    FLOWS:
    West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 43º
    West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
    627 cfs @ 46º
    East Branch at Harvard, NY 256 cfs @ 52º
    East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 875  cfs @ 59º
    Mainstem at Lordville, NY
    2,050 cfs @ 57º
    Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 410  cfs @ N/A
    Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.8% – 500 CFS

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