The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/6/10

Sep 06, 2010 Comments Off by

The rivers were fishing pretty well yesterday.  There was good white fly spinner falls a few miles into the Main Stem that had fish up and feeding.  The West Branch had a decent streamer bite, white being most productive according to reports, along with a really good amount of Olive spinners late on the lower sections.  There was also a scattering of caddis and flying ants throughout the middle of the day.  Flows have been lowered to just under 700 cfs, but levels are still floatable and fair for wading opportunities.

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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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Repert 9/5/10

Sep 05, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is calling for mostly sunny skies with a high of 71 degrees. Tricos in the mornings, flying ants and some small caddis during the mid-day hours, with a few cahills mixed in. Olives have been coming off in the evenings, there are white flies late on the Main Stem, as well as isolated hatches of isonychia and late spinner falls. Streamer fishing will likely be the most productive technique with the increased flows and off-color water conditions.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1110  cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 276 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1320 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2100 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 91 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 56.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1001 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 9/4/10

Sep 04, 2010 Comments Off by

Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with high wind gusts and a high of 69 degrees.  River is up and slightly off-color due to the increase in the release.  Clarity has improved from yesterday and there should be less free-floating debris as well.  Yesterday had a scattering of olives and flying ants throughout the day and today should be more of the same.  Streamers will likely be the best choice, at least until you start getting some surface action.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1150  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148  cfs @58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 291 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1340 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2450 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 93 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 56.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1024 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 8/3/2010

Sep 03, 2010 Comments Off by

The Release is back up to 1040 this morning. The lower West Branch is still seeing good amounts of tricos during the morning hours, as well as decent numbers of flying ants and a scattering of caddis. Olives have also been producing some good surface activity late in the evening and on overcast/rainy days. Streamers in the morning, nymphing during the warmer, mid-day hours, and dry fly opportunities late. When the caddis and flying ants are active they offer good dry fly action mid-day as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1070  cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 157  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 298 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2580 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 96 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 57.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1040 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 Delware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/2/10

Sep 02, 2010 Comments Off by

Today, the skies should be partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees. The West Branch this morning will be slightly on the rise due to an increase in the release early today. Flying ants and caddis make up the mid day dry fly action, with some olives in the evening as well. There could be a decent streamer bite this morning with the rising levels. Conditions currently, are great for both wade and drift boat fishermen, and they should continue to improve.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 151  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 311 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 835 cfs @ 74º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2260 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 102 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 57.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 521 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 9/1/2010

Sep 01, 2010 Comments Off by

It looks like today is going to be another sunny day. Main Stem water temperatures have been on the rise over the past few days and are getting to the point where you will want to stay off of it unless you are planning on targeting bass. BWO’s, iso’s and pseudo have been making up the majority of the dry fly action on the entire system; keep an eye out for flying ants throughout the day. 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 525  cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 329 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 751 cfs @ 73º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2430 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 108 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 425 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 8/31/10

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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