Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9-12-2010

Sep 12, 2010 Comments Off by

Today they are calling for a high of 61 with rain showers for most of the day. Overnight temperatures have allowed the water temperatures to remain cool throughout the West Branch as well as the Main Stem as far down as Lordville. The release from Cannonsville this morning is 907 cfs. The West Branch and the Main Stem are both still off color due to the reservoir turning over. Today looks like streamers may be the best option; we have been having the best luck with black streamers as it seems to stick out in this water clarity. Mayfly action today may consist of BWO’s, iso’s, and pseudo’s, in addition to mayflies, keep an eye out for caddis as they are starting to show up in good numbers once again.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1020  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 246 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1380 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2720 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 51.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 907  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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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River report 9/11/2010

Sep 11, 2010 Comments Off by

Today we are expecting highs of 75º with mostly sunny skies. River temperatures are good the entire length of the West Branch and on the Main Stem as far down as Lordville. Streamers and nymphs will likely be your most productive flies of the day today, but also keep an eye out for isos, pseudo, BWO’s and White flies if you are on the main. Flows are up today and we can expect the same for the rest of the weekend.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1270  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @52º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 248 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1270 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2150 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 78 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 51.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1151  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/10/10

Sep 10, 2010 Comments Off by

Today’s weather and river conditions should make for decent fishing action today.  Partly cloudy skies and favorable water temperatures throughout the West Branch and upper sections of the Main Stem is what we are looking at going into the weekend.  The river is still stained from the fall turn-over of the reservoir, but certainly fishable.  It has also come up since the release increase this morning.  Streamers will likely be your best option, but keep an eye out for surface activity as the day goes on. Decent numbers of Olives on the West, Flying Ants scattered throughout the system, isolated Isonychia hatches on the Main, Tricos in the a.m., a few Cahills on the lower West, and October Caddis scattered throughout.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 866  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @55º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 251 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1040 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2120 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 80 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 52%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1030  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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 9/9/10

Sep 09, 2010 Comments Off by

The river looks to be in pretty good shape this morning and the overcast skies should stick around most of the day with a high of 64 for the day, and showers later this evening.   The release has slightly increased again this morning and with this weather, streamer fishing has the potential to be very productive.  Be prepared for olives throughout the day as well.  Temperatures look good on the West Branch and the upper Main Stem, to about Stockport.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 872  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 248 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 986 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2240 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 78 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 52.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 786  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/8/10

Sep 08, 2010 Comments Off by

Today’s forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies and a high of 73 degrees.  Water levels have been increased slightly, from 679 to 718 cfs. The Upper Main Stem fished okay yesterday, with some streamer action and occasionally some sporadic surface activity, but keep an eye on water temperatures for today. The West fished very similarly to the Main Stem, and maintains more ideal temperatures at this point in the week.  Tricos in the morning, flying ants and caddis mid-day, and olives in the evenings, with a scattering of Cahills throughout the day.  Isonychia and white flies late on the Main Stem.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 791  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 260 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 968 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2500 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 80 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 53.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 718  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/6/10

Sep 07, 2010 Comments Off by

Today will be a warm one with partly cloudy skies and a high of 85 degrees.  Yesterday there was decent activity with small olives for the most part, but some flying ants and even some small sulphurs were present on the West Branch.  The Main Stem had some activity with isonychia and white flies, and the October caddis are becoming more frequent as well.  No reports from yesterday on the streamer bite, but conditions are still good to where streamers should still be productive.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 779  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 143  cfs @53º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 269 cfs @ 58º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1280 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2080 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 85 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 56.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 679  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/6/10

Sep 06, 2010 Comments Off by

The rivers were fishing pretty well yesterday.  There was good white fly spinner falls a few miles into the Main Stem that had fish up and feeding.  The West Branch had a decent streamer bite, white being most productive according to reports, along with a really good amount of Olive spinners late on the lower sections.  There was also a scattering of caddis and flying ants throughout the middle of the day.  Flows have been lowered to just under 700 cfs, but levels are still floatable and fair for wading opportunities.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 779  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 143  cfs @53º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 269 cfs @ 58º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1280 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2080 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 85 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 56.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 679  cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Repert 9/5/10

Sep 05, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is calling for mostly sunny skies with a high of 71 degrees. Tricos in the mornings, flying ants and some small caddis during the mid-day hours, with a few cahills mixed in. Olives have been coming off in the evenings, there are white flies late on the Main Stem, as well as isolated hatches of isonychia and late spinner falls. Streamer fishing will likely be the most productive technique with the increased flows and off-color water conditions.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1110  cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 276 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1320 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2100 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 91 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 56.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1001 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/4/10

Sep 04, 2010 Comments Off by

Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with high wind gusts and a high of 69 degrees.  River is up and slightly off-color due to the increase in the release.  Clarity has improved from yesterday and there should be less free-floating debris as well.  Yesterday had a scattering of olives and flying ants throughout the day and today should be more of the same.  Streamers will likely be the best choice, at least until you start getting some surface action.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1150  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148  cfs @58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 291 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1340 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2450 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 93 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 56.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1024 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/3/2010

Sep 03, 2010 Comments Off by

The Release is back up to 1040 this morning. The lower West Branch is still seeing good amounts of tricos during the morning hours, as well as decent numbers of flying ants and a scattering of caddis. Olives have also been producing some good surface activity late in the evening and on overcast/rainy days. Streamers in the morning, nymphing during the warmer, mid-day hours, and dry fly opportunities late. When the caddis and flying ants are active they offer good dry fly action mid-day as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1070  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 157  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 298 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2580 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 96 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 57.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1040 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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The Delware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/2/10

Sep 02, 2010 Comments Off by

Today, the skies should be partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees. The West Branch this morning will be slightly on the rise due to an increase in the release early today. Flying ants and caddis make up the mid day dry fly action, with some olives in the evening as well. There could be a decent streamer bite this morning with the rising levels. Conditions currently, are great for both wade and drift boat fishermen, and they should continue to improve.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 151  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 311 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 835 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2260 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 102 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 57.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 521 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/1/2010

Sep 01, 2010 Comments Off by

It looks like today is going to be another sunny day. Main Stem water temperatures have been on the rise over the past few days and are getting to the point where you will want to stay off of it unless you are planning on targeting bass. BWO’s, iso’s and pseudo have been making up the majority of the dry fly action on the entire system; keep an eye out for flying ants throughout the day. If the sun keeps fish from rising today, try nymphing them up as this can be very productive on sunny days.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 525  cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 329 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 751 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2430 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 108 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 425 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
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
White Fly’s Size 16-12

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