The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/1/10

Oct 01, 2010 Comments Off by

Unfortunately all of the rain that we received yesterday has completely “blown-out” the whole system, with the exception of the Stilesville area…

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 213  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 5,190  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 36,900 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 35,100 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 13,500 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 25,200 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 38.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 114  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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Repert 9/30/10

Sep 30, 2010 Comments Off by

This heavy rain looks like it will be going nonstop for the entire day and into tomorrow morning.  A rain like this will certainly affect the river to some extent, and really, in a sense, has come to the rescue.  Dramatically low water levels due to poor releases and the lack of rain this year have allowed the river system to heat up considerably over the past week.  Luckily, this rain and the following week should allow the system to recover nicely and will hopefully recharge the fishing action.  For today, streamers will likely be the best option; good luck and stay dry!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 207  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 90  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 351 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 672 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1370cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 38.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 114  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 9/29/2010

Sep 29, 2010 Comments Off by

Today they are calling for mostly cloudy skies and a high of 71º. River levels are still low due to the release from Cannonsville Reservoir which is still 114 cfs. Water temperatures are still looking good the entire length of the West Branch, East Branch, and Main Stem. With these low water levels wading is going to be your best option, try nymphing faster moving water while keeping an eye out for targets feeding on olives or caddis.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 215  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 99  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 374 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 377 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1450 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 344 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 38.9%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 114  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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/28/10

Sep 28, 2010 Comments Off by

There are overcast skies this morning with a faint rain for now.  Sporadic thunderstorms are possible throughout the day with the rain picking up by the afternoon.  The rivers are no longer accessible by drift boat for now with the diminutive releases they are letting out currently, but lower levels are providing many more wading opportunities.  Yesterday small Olives had some fish up and rising and we suspect there will be more of the same on a day like today.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 186  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 99  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 200 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 310 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1620 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 39.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 114  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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/27/10

Sep 27, 2010 Comments Off by

Weather wise, the next couple of days should have good fishing conditions.  We will get some rain today and then have some thunderstorms rolling in tomorrow, with moderate air temperatures.  It will be interesting to see how the river fishes, for it has dropped pretty substantially with today’s “cut-back” in the release, which has the river at a level where you can no longer float it in a drift boat.  Water temperatures are relatively decent and the visibility remains limited on the West Branch and Main Stem.  Keep an eye on the flow and temperature gauges because there has been major fluctuations in the releases as of late.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 271  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 80  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 160 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 950 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1910 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 56 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 41.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 114  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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/26/10

Sep 26, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is supposed to be mostly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.  Although air temperatures are moderately warm today, it is still a nice break from the bright, sunny, 80 plus degree temperatures that we have had for the past two days.  Water temperatures should start to drop and reach more favorable levels again throughout the system over this coming week.  Caddis have been the most active during the mid-day hours, then Olives and Isonychia spinners have been showing up later in the evening.  The fishing should pick back up as the temperatures decline into the mid 50’s.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1060  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 80  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 162 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1380 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2580 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 57 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 41.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 753  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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/25/10

Sep 25, 2010 Comments Off by

Today looks like it will be slightly breezy off and on throughout the day with partly cloudy skies, giving away to more sun later in the afternoon.  The release was increased and the river has come up a few hundred CFS, which a lot of times, will encourage a good streamer bite.  Use caution and choose your spots wisely if wading.  Olives and Caddis have been the most active as of late, but isolated hatches and spinner falls of fall Isonychia have produced good action at times.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1420  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 80  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 168 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1130 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1810 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 60 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 41.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1256  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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Club 9/24/10

Sep 24, 2010 Comments Off by

This morning’s conditions look great and should last for another few hours, eventually giving way to blue skies and sun, reaching a high of 86 degrees today.  Caddis and Flying Ants are the most likely to be active on days like today, and possibly some Olive and Isonychia activity later in the evening hours as things start to cool off again.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1120  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 82  cfs @59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 170 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1140 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1890 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 61 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 41.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 992  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 9/23/2010

Sep 23, 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, East 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. Streamers will likely be your best option, but keep an eye out for surface activity as the day goes on.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1110  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 82  cfs  @57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 172 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 931 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2150 cfs @  N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 62 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 42.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 992  cfs
FLIES:
White Fly’s Size 16-12
October Caddis Size 16-12
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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/22/10

Sep 22, 2010 1 Comment by

It is a beautiful morning and it looks like it’s going to be a nice day, turning into P.M. T-Storms by late afternoon though.  The dry fly action has picked up lately.  It has been Olives mostly, but Golden Drakes and Isonychia on the lower East Branch and the Main Stem, at times, have been producing good action. Flying Ants have all but finished, but don’t be surprised to find them out and about throughout the week. Lots of October Caddis around, but they waste no time flying inland so the fishing action can be as sporadic as this hatch, but it can make for some great opportunities when everything comes together for you.  The streamer fishing has continued to produce high quality fish and the action should keep heating up.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1130  cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 82  cfs @56º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 172 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 931 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1660 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 62 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 43.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1013  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 September 21, 2010

Sep 21, 2010 Comments Off by

Today looks like it is going to be another sunny one, the forecast calls for highs in the low 70’s. Last night we saw temperatures in the low 40’s, these low overnight temperatures have created ideas water temps for trout on all three river systems. The East Branch this morning was running a cool 57 at Fishs Eddy. Reports of rising fish on a good numbers of pseudo have been coming in for several days now from the East Branch. The Main Stem and West Branch have also had their fair share of small pseudo in addition to several caddis. When fishing caddis try giving it a little twitch instead of a dead drift as some fish key in on a little movement.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 860  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 80  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 175 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 950 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1780 cfs @  N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 43.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 764  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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/20/10

Sep 20, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is going to be a nice day with sunny skies and a cool fall breeze for most of the day. The same is expected for Tuesday.  The dry fly action picked up yesterday with good reports from both the East and West Branch.  There were Olives mostly on the East which has started to fish lately with good temperatures. A nice mixture of Olives and Flying Ants on the West had things brewing, and the streamer fishing has continued to produce.  The Main Stem is in good shape and over the past week has offered decent action with fair numbers of Isonychia, Golden Drakes, and various Caddis, including the October Caddis.

Temperatures are looking good across the board for a while now, and the fishing has picked up considerably in a lot of sections that have been too warm most of the summer.  Insect activity continues to be relatively sporadic, but has created some good dry fly opportunities at times, and is occasionally really good!  Isonichia, some Golden Drakes, and some left-over White Flies have had the Main fishing decent, with a mixture of Caddis as well.  October Caddis have also been scattered throughout the system in respectable numbers.  Olives probably remain the most predominant hatch as of late, which is pretty typical for this time of the year.  Flying Ants and Tricots may still be found, but have been noticeably waning this past week.  Don’t be surprised if these hatches have a few really productive days left though. Streamers continue to be very effective with the higher water levels and low visibility.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 879  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 82  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 184 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 922 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1730 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 68 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 45.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 784  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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