Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/31/10

Aug 31, 2010 Comments Off by

Today and the next couple are going to be very sunny, with highs in the low 90’s. Temperatures on the Upper Main Stem and the Lower West are heating up rapidly so be sure to keep an eye on the flows and water temperatures for the next week at least. Flying ants have more or less been the bugs of choice during the middle of the day.  The olives have been out in decent numbers also, and have lasted later in to the evening. Water levels are down and the fish are getting wary so take your time wading or positioning your boat on rising fish. Take ten minutes to do it slow and you should have a better chance.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 435  cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 351 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 813 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2320 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 117 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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 8/30/2010

Aug 30, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is supposed to be mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees.  Yesterday was a great day to be on the river.  Flying ants were out again in force during the afternoon and they had the river fishing very well yesterday. With conditions almost identical to yesterday, there is a good possibility they will once again produce great fishing action for today. Other than ants, BWO’s will likely be your primary hatch for the day on the West Branch as the Upper Main could see excellent white fly and/or iso’s this evening.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 452  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 378 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 878 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2280 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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 8/29/10

Aug 29, 2010 Comments Off by

More sun in the forecast for today, with a high of 88.  The bright sun will likely limit your mid-day surface activity, but the mornings have seen decent action on tricos, and the evening hours, just before dark, have been fishing well also.  Primarily, there have been small olives on the West Branch and good white fly and iso action on the Upper Main Stem late in the evenings, with decent spinner falls as well.  Be prepared for flying ants as well; we suspect that sometime in the next couple of days we will see another good push from that hatch.  Temperatures for now, are looking good on the Upper Main, but keep your eye on the gauges because the temperatures are likely to rise with the warmer weather and lower water levels.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 456  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 419 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 959 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2280 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 149 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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 8/28/2010

Aug 28, 2010 Comments Off by

Looks like today is going to be another sunny day, yesterday we experienced slower action then the previous four days, however we still found some good targets on the West Branch. Main Stem water temperatures are still looking good down to the Buckingham access area. With BWO’s, iso’s and pseudo making up the majority of the dry fly action, keep an eye on the banks looking for large fish pushed out of the center of the river. 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 485  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182  cfs @ 55
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 482 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1080 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2800 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 178 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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 8/27/2010

Aug 27, 2010 Comments Off by

River levels will be dropping significantly today as Cannonsville Reservoir is releasing 108 cfs this morning. The forecast for the next three days shows plenty of sun with a high today of 75º and reaching the upper 80’s by Sunday. Water temperatures are still looking good on the entire West Branch as well as the Upper Main Stem down to Buckingham access area. Nymph fishing may be the best option for the day, but once the morning fog burns off, look for olives to be the major hatch of the day on the West Branch. The Upper Main Stem has seen heavy hatches of iso’s if your timing is right and we would expect to see a great spinner fall during one of these sunny days that are ahead of us.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 507  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 230  cfs @ N/Aº
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 567 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1260 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3800 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 221 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 108 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 8/26/2010

Aug 26, 2010 Comments Off by

Today they are calling for partly cloudy skies with a high of 75º. The release from Cannonsville Reservoir this morning is 325 cfs, West Branch water has cleared up and is still running in the mid 50’s throughout the majority of the system. The Main Stem is also clearing up and water temperatures at Lordville are 63ºF this morning. Today water levels look like they are going to be great for the wade fisherman looking for plenty of access as well as anyone looking to run a drift boat or pontoon down the river. Today much of the dry fly action should be on BWO’s ranging in size from 24-18, in addition to the BWO’s look for iso’s and sulphurs on the West Branch or white fly’s if you choose to explore the Upper Main Stem,

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595  cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 230  cfs @ N/Aº
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 726 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1570 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 4820 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 284 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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 8/25/10

Aug 25, 2010 Comments Off by

Today’s overcast conditions should produce more olive activity.  Yesterday evening, olive spinners were out in numbers with fish on them; we are anticipating more of the same today. The West Branch has cleared up nicely and is currently flowing at a level that is good for both wade fishermen and drift boats. Water levels are on the drop, so keep an eye on the gauges if planning a float. We suspect this pattern will remain this way until the water level at Montague, NJ gets back to normal.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 590  cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 232  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 732 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2250 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5660 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 287 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 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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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/24/10

Aug 24, 2010 Comments Off by

Releases were dropped yesterday, but with all the rain, water levels spiked for a few hours before slowly receding again.  Feeder streams and run-off are contributing to the murky water conditions that we have now, and this will typically slow the fishing action down a bit.  Depending on the amount of rain that we get today, the water levels should continue to drop, and the clarity will start to improve over the next couple of days.  The lower West and the upper Main Stem had some bug activity yesterday but very little action given the worsening conditions as the day went on.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 804  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 288  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1250 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 3350 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 8710 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 511 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 57.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 300 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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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/23/10

Aug 23, 2010 1 Comment by

The Release from Cannonsville reservoir has been cut to 394 cfs; most likely do to yesterday’s rain.  Flows for the moment are still floatable, but keep an eye on dropping water levels over the next few days.  River has stayed relatively clean despite all the rain, but has some definite color to it.  Yesterday the West Branch was fishing well with great hatches of small Olives and a good streamer bite as well.  The Main Stem has been fishing okay, but is likely off color from the rapid rise in water levels coming from the East Branch.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 704  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 923 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2110 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2210 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 394 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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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/22/10

Aug 22, 2010 Comments Off by

We will have T-storms throughout the day today, and it has been raining consistently since early this morning.  The release was cut back, but depending on the amount of rain that we get, the river may rise a little bit and possibly get a little muddy.  Conditions should make for a great streamer day and there is a good chance the Olives will come off in decent numbers.  Lately, Isonychia have also seemed to show up when we get a little break in the rain.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 924  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 208 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1290cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1740 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 71 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 822cfs
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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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/21/10

Aug 21, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is calling for partly cloudy skies and a high of 82.  There will likely be some rain, if not a few thunderstorms later in the evening.  The river has come up slightly again, and has fished well the past several days; with the best action being on streamers, Olives, and Flying Ants.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1140  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 127  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 198 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1168cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1660 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1055cfs
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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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/20/2010

Aug 20, 2010 Comments Off by

Looks like today is going to be another sunny day, yesterday we experienced slower action then the previous four days, however we still found some good targets on the West Branch. Main Stem water temperatures are still looking good down to the Buckingham access area. With BWO’s, iso’s and pseudo making up the majority of the dry fly action, keep an eye on the banks looking for large fish pushed out of the center of the river. 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 1030  cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 208 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1140cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1740 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 71 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 60.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 966 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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