The Delaware River Cluber: Upper Delaware River Report 9/18/10

Sep 18, 2010 Comments Off by

The West Branch has come up today with the increased release and is at a good level for floating, and a little tough for wading certain spots.  Streamers fished well yesterday and today should too.  With sunny skies and a nice calm day today, there may be some insect activity throughout, or sometime during the day today as well.

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 1050  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 86  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 198 cfs @ 55º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 968 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1860 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 45.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 953  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 17, 2010

Sep 17, 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.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 853  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 92  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 205 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 771 cfs @ 58º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1700 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 46.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 753  cfs
FLIES:
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 9/16/10

Sep 16, 2010 Comments Off by

Today’s weather looks good throughout the morning, getting into some cloudy skies and light rain by the afternoon, with T-Storms later in the evening.  Releases have been decreased over the past couple of days, but water levels are still very good for drift boat fishing and have become easier to wade.

Temperatures are looking good across the board this past week, and the fishing has picked up considerably in a lot of sections that have been too warm most of the summer.  Insect activity has been 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 654  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @50º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 237 cfs @ 55º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 931 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2390 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 72 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 46.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 572  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 9/15/10

Sep 15, 2010 Comments Off by

Temperatures are looking good across the board this past week, and the fishing has picked up considerably in a lot of sections that have been too warm most of the summer.  Insect activity has been 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 Tricos 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 1030  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 251 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1190 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2540 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 78 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 48.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 927  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 9/14/10

Sep 14, 2010 Comments Off by

The fishing has picked up throughout the entire Upper Delaware River system as of late.  Olives have been the predominant hatch on the West Branch and have been out in good numbers on both the East Branch and the Main Stem as well.  Iso’s and white fly spinners on the Main Stem have produced most of the action on those sections.  Streamer fishing has also been very productive with the off-color water conditions.  Temperatures are pretty good throughout, but with today’s weather being mostly sunny, this morning and later this evening will likely be the best times to be on the Main Stem, East Branch, and lower West Branch.  Temperatures on the rest of the West and the upper East should be most favorable.  High of 68 degrees today.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1030  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 251 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1190 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2540 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 78 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 48.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 927  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 9/13/10

Sep 13, 2010 Comments Off by

The whole Upper Delaware River system for the most part, has favorable temperatures and fished well yesterday.  The streamer bite was excellent yesterday with ideal weather. Pseudos covered the West and produced good surface action mid-afternoon, and there were reports of good Isonychia hatches on the Main Stem.  Today’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies throughout the day and T-Storms later in the evening, with a high of 73 degrees.  River is at a nice floatable level and in good shape.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1060  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 246 cfs @ 58º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1160 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2100 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 79 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 51.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 936  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 9-12-2010

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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