Delaware River Report / Conditions May 1, 2011

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The One Bug is in full swing here on the Delaware, so there is a flotilla of boats on the river, finding fish in the back eddies and slower pockets. With the flows gradually lowering, more and more fish will be coming to the surface to take the insects that are hatching with the warmer weather.

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 4,410 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
5,220 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,460 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 6,020  cfs @ 43º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
12,500 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,500  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 105.9%

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 30, 2011

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Light at the end of the tunnel! We have been steadily dropping over the last 24 hours, and the river(s) are clearing nicely. Some warmer weather today should see water temps come up where we would like them to be, getting this season started properly!

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 5,340 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
6,610 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,600 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 7,880  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
16,600 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,010  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 105.9%

 

Hale Eddy

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River Report / Conditions April 29, 2011

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The rain subsided yesterday, and the West Branch crested near 12,000 CFS. That is a little bit high, needlss to say. Most of the discoloration has left, and we anticipate it starting to fish again once we drop a bit more throughout the day. However, The river is still unsafe this morning, especially for wading.  If the predicted  rain misses us we should see the rivers begin to drop to safe levels overnight.

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 5,630 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
7,860 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 6,360 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 11,400  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
22,800 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,030  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 103.2%

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report/Conditions 4/28/2011

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Very heavy rain fell early this morning, with off and on showers predicted for the rest of the day.  Click on the links below for the latest flows and temps.  We expect the rivers to continue  to rise through out the morning.  Some of the feeder creeks are dumping muddy water into the system coloring up the rivers.  The river is unsafe this morning.  If the predicted  rain misses us we should see the rivers begin to drop to safe levels overnight.

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

 


FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3,610 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
10,000 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,490 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 8,060  cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
15,400 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,060  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 102.4%

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River Report / Conditions April 27, 2011

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More heavy rain last night, bringing the rivers up and adding a lot of color.  Looking at the graph, the West Branch has peaked and has begun to fall.  Hopefully any additional storms will miss us and we will drop back to fishable levels over the next couple of days. That being said, guide Steve Shen caught a nice brown yesterday on a white “secret” streamer:

 

Steve Shen Brown

Steve Shen with a nice Main Stem Brown. Photo by: Kevan Smaracko

 

 

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

Here are your current flows and temperatures:


FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3,030 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
5,990 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,920 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 8,500  cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
17,000 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,820  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.5%

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River Report / Conditions April 26, 2011

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We had some serious thunderstorms overnight (pink lightning – seriously), which dumped quite a bit of water over the West Branch, bringing us up dramatically. We are already seeing the river drop, and it will hopefully clear throughout the day today. The East Branch and Main Stem also rose, but appear to have avoided the brunt of the water. The warmer water temps are very welcome, however, and we should see both fish and insect activity pick up, even with the higher water.

Hatches:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,270 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
5,260 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,720 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,640  cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
11,800 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,160  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.2%

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River Report / Conditions April 25, 2011

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Maybe spring will arrive sometime soon! Temperatures are warmer, but we are expecting yet more rain over the next few days. The rivers are back up a bit, but the increasing weather should help bring more bugs to the top, and hopefully a few risers as well!

Hatches:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,020 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,660 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,390 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,610  cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
8,520 cfs @ 44º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,520  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.3%

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River Report / Conditions April 23, 2011

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Rain. Pure and simple. Started around 9 last night, and it hasn’t let up. The graphs show the rivers are already starting to come up, so we’ll see what happens. The temperatures will be substantially warmer today, so there should be some bugs out and about!

Hatches:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,880 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,240 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,980 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,350  cfs @ 40º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
6,510 cfs @ 40º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,100  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.3%

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River Report / Conditions April 22, 2011

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It was a bit…. “windy” yesterday. Only 40 MPH gusts. But hey – Wiley and Steve still managed to boat fish! Streamer day, needless to say, but the bugs are still hopping!

Nice Brown! Photo by: Steve Shen

Hatches:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,900 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,190 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,050 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,560  cfs @ 41º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
6,690 cfs @ 41º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,090  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.3%

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River Report / Conditions April 21, 2010

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BUGS. We has it.

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva (blue quill) spinner chilling at our shop. Photo by: Bart Larmouth

Warm weather brought us all kinds of insect greatness yesterday – stoneflies, caddis, baetis, paraleps and……wait for it – HENDRICKSONS!! Fish were up and rising somewhat in the high flows, and a few nice browns were caught  – photos to follow.

Hatches:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,090 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,750 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,440 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,500  cfs @ 43º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
8,220 cfs @ 41º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,430  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions 4/20/2011

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The rain last night brought the rivers up slightly, but the West Branch is reasonably clear.  A few more showers in the forecast today, but no significant amounts are expected.  We have warmer air temps predicted this week, which will hopefully bring the water temps up and stimulate some hatching activity. Today looks like a great baetis day!

Hatches:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,170 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,800 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,680 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,520  cfs @ 41º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
9,270 cfs @ 41º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,180  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.3%

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River Report / Conditions April 18, 2011

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Good morning! We have bright sun, and cool temps today – 38 so far. We are looking forward to a decent day, with a chance of showers this afternoon, but fortunately, it seems the wind has FINALLY taken a break. Here’s hoping it stays that way!

Hatches:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,170 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,940 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,790 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 6,710  cfs @ 40º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
10,300 cfs @ 41º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,100  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.2%

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