Upper Delaware River Report–7/26/2010

Jul 26, 2010 Comments Off by

Tricos have been falling in good numbers over the past few mornings towards the 9 and 10 o’clock hours.  So if you haven’t made it out of the house yet for one of those early morning starts its time that you do cause today and the next few days should great for a Trico fall.  Last night we saw a steady number of BWO’s and an awesome Iso spinner fall around dusk.  Try throwing a size 14 Rusty Spinner if you happen to come across a similar spinner fall like.  Temps today should be about the same as yesterday, staying in the low 80’s, but with far less cloud coverage and a 0% of rain.  Keep an eye to the water for Sulphurs and Iso’s during the day and try to stay in the shade if possible.  If you don’t have any targets, try drumming the banks with a terrestrial pattern like a hopper ant or beetle.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 329  cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2540 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 80.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–7/25/2010

Jul 25, 2010 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s high air temperatures and bright sun made fishing very challenging throughout much of the afternoon. Today looks like it is going to be much cooler day as far as air temperatures go and looks like there are going to be some good cloud coverage in the area.  With a 30% chance of rain today, the odds are in your favor to be on the Upper Delaware early in the day.  Sulphurs and BWO’s should be coming off in better numbers today with the overcast skies, Tricos and Iso’s should also make an appearance on the water today as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 511  cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 390  cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1020 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2800 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 184 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 80.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 24,2010

Jul 24, 2010 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a day filled with showers and heavy overcast skies and turned out to be an awesome dry fly day. Most of our fish landed were on BWO’s, however we did see a bunch of sulphurs on the upper West Branch. Water temperatures look good the whole way down the West Branch. Today they are calling for partly cloudy skies with air temperatures reaching close to 90º. If you can’t find dry fly action you can try throwing streamers or nymphing a good looking riffle. If all else fails try relocating.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173  cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 427  cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1130 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2980 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 228 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 80.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 23, 2010

Jul 23, 2010 Comments Off by

Today looks like it is going to be a good morning with light rain and mild air temperatures. Although the rain may stick around for the better part of the day, today has potential to be a great olive day again throughout the afternoon, sulphurs should show up in good numbers during the day as well. Streamer fishing can be very good on rainy days like today, also keep a good eye out for Iso’s and Iso spinners. The West Branch is still flowing around 430 cfs at Hale Eddy which is a very good level for those looking to wade fish. With the cooler air temperatures and rain over the past couple of days, water temperatures look good on the entire West Branch.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 427  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 325  cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2300 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 135 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 80.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report

Jul 22, 2010 Comments Off by

Rain overnight has brought higher flows and slightly cooler water all across the board today.  These higher flows, combined with off-colored water and overcast skies, should be a perfect opportunity to bring out the streamers.  Fish them as close to the bank as possible and be ready for a strike.  However, don’t rule out the possibility of dry fly fishing as today could be another awesome day for BWO’s and Sulphurs on the West Branch.  With lower-water clarity you may even be able to get away with throwing flies on 5 or 6X tippet. As always, work slowly and take your time when covering any section of water.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 547  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 198  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 468  cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1100 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1860 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 230 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 81 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 387 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26

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Upper Delaware River Report–7/21/2010

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This morning keep an eye out for fish raising to Trico spinners early on the lower West Branch. Sulphurs and BWO’s will continue to be the main flies coming off today. Towards dark if you see fish rising and can’t seem to figure out what they are eating try throwing a large Iso Spinner or even a smaller Rusty Spinner size 20 or 22. Flows continue to be a wade fisherman’s dream with Hale Eddy reading 520 cfs and 48º.  Today they are calling for Scattered T-Storms through much of the day so we are expecting good cloud coverage for the majority of the afternoon.

Trico Spinners on the Lower West Branch

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 279  cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 835 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2080 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 83.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 456 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report– 7/20/2010

Jul 20, 2010 Comments Off by

The Cannonsville Reservoir is releasing 456 cfs this morning and water temperatures are still looking good the entire length of the West Branch. It looks like we are going to have excellent cloud coverage again throughout the day with a few scattered thunder showers in the area. Blue Wing Olives should be out in full force today along with sulphurs during the majority of the day. Yesterdays Thunderstorms lasted most of the day and helped cool the river down, hopefully today we get a little more rain.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 279  cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 835 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2080 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 83.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 456 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 19, 2010

Jul 19, 2010 Comments Off by

Today it looks like we are going to have excellent cloud coverage throughout the day with a few scattered thunder showers in the area. Blue Wing Olives should be out in full force today along with sulphurs during the majority of the day. Last night we got some much needed rain in the area which has put a tiny bit of color in the water, giving the angler a slight advantage when it comes to not spooking the fish. The Cannonsville Reservoir is releasing 497 cfs this morning and water temperatures are looking good the entire length of the West Branch.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @ 63º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 254 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 835 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1790 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 104 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 83.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 497 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 18, 2010

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The sun will be out in full force again, with a high of 84 degrees and very little chance of rain today.  Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for scattered thunderstorms throughout the day, so we are hopeful that we can get in on some of that action.  The Cannonsville release is above 500 for the third consecutive day and water temperatures on the West Branch are looking really good.  Reports coming in are that there are Tricos in the morning on the Lower West Branch and very good Sulphur hatches in the afternoons, with Olives and spinners later on and into the evenings.  If you are out mid-day and do not have targets you may want to try searching with Iso and Caddis patterns or nymphing the riffles.  With these higher flows, streamers can also be a productive option.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       585  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         140  cfs @ 63º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       279 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            896 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           1590 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       117 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      83.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        534 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria)               Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea)               Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies                 Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 17, 2010

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Expect it to be mostly sunny outside today, with a slight chance of clouds and rain just before dark.  The Cannonsville release is up for the second day in a row, currently sitting at 565 cubic feet per second.  These flows make a much larger stretch of the river easily floatable which should help to break up some of the crowds.  Look for Tricos out on the water in the morning and other hatches to start just after noon.  Various sizes of Sulphurs may be on the water, so be sure to key in what the fish are feeding on.  Other flies later in the day may be Olives, Isos, Caddis and Rusty Spinners.  If you aren’t seeing much surface action, try throwing a streamer to the banks in fast water or nymphing the riffles.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 143 cfs @ 63º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 295 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 878 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2300 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 83.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 565 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report– June 16, 2010

Jul 16, 2010 Comments Off by

Today looks like it is going to be a fishy day.  The flows are up; Cannonsville released 557 cfs this morning, making the river floatable again and our guides anxious to get on the water. With overcast skies in the area much of the day today it should be a great BWO day.  Additionally this morning there were plenty of Tricos spotted on the lower West branch which once again makes fishing mornings very worthwhile. Yesterday on the water we most of our success on size 20 Sulphur Emerger’s, size 12 2xL Iso’s, and Rusty Spinner’s from size 22-10.  The recent trend in hatches has brought bugs between 12-1 pm and depending on your location could potentially last till dark.  With the extra water, the next few days should also bring success if you feel like hitting the banks with streamers

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606  cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140 cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 276 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 653 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1650 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 83.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 557 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report – June 15, 2010

Jul 15, 2010 Comments Off by

Today we are looking at partly cloudy skies and warm air temperatures, with a high of around 87 º.  There are still a few traces of fog on the river that might cause some visibility issues.  With the overcast skies today we can be sure to see a good olive hatch ranging in size 16-24.  Isos have also been spotted in small numbers along with some Golden Drakes on the water in the past few days.  If you don’t have a target, drum the banks or the riff with a 12 2XL stimulator to try and pull one of those famous Delaware Trout out of the water.  Scattered T-Storms and overcast skies are in the forecast for the remainder of the week which could set us up for a great weekend of fishing.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 452  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 285 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 672 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2830 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 84.3 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 387 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
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
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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