River Report / Conditions April 17, 2011

Apr 17, 2011 Comments Off by

Mother nature just can’t seem to decide what to do today. We have predictions of Thunderstorms, high winds, and sunshine. Go figure! The influx of rain is keeping both the river and reservoir high, which should help us in the long run.

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 1,850 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
3,400 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,740 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 7,320  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
9,300 cfs @ 42º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 4,630  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.2%

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River Report / Conditions April 16, 2011

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Very chilly here this morning, around 37. We are expecting high winds and close to an inch of rain throughout the day – needless to say, conditions are going to be tough!

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 1,800 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,120 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 708 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,920  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
4,970 cfs @ 42º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 972  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.2%

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Delaware River Report/Conditions 4/15/2011

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The water temps are looking better on some sections of the river, hitting 50 degrees yesterday.  We should see some sun this morning, highs in the 50’s, with clouds rolling in this afternoon.  There were quite a few caddis and stoneflies in the air yesterday.

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 1,970 cfs @ 37º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,390 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 581 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,030  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
5,170 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,170  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.0%

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River Report/Conditions April 14, 2011

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We had periods of rain on and off yesterday and overcast skies. Today looks to be a little warmer, with mostly sunshine.  Streamers are still your best bet until water temperatures rise a few more degrees.  The baetis have been more active as well, and black stoneflies in a variety of sizes, from #12 to #18 – keep them at the ready!

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,050 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,700 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 586 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,480  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
6,040 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,410  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.0%

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First Client Fish of they Year!!

Apr 13, 2011 Comments Off by

Dan Rechenberg traveled all the way from Germany to give the Delaware a go, and he managed to land a great brown while out floating with Wiley and his good Swiss friend, Mattias Zehnder. This guy was caught on a streamer, but they both landed some nice fish on dries while they were here – we know they’ll be back!

Dan Rechenberg with his first Delaware brown! Photo by: Mattias Zehnder

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River Report / Conditions April 13, 2011

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Very odd weather day yesterday – the threat of rain, then bright sun, and back again. Chimmarra caddis were cruising around in droves, Jeff White got a good shot of one:

Chimarra caddis. Photo by: Jeff White

The baetis have been more active as well, and black stoneflies in a variety of sizes, from #12 to #18 – keep them at the ready!

Here are your current flows and temperatures:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,970 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,670 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 591 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,640  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
5,820 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,630  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.0%

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River Report / Conditions April 12, 2011

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We hit 80 degrees here in Starlight / Hancock yesterday, and today we wake up to 47 – April in the Catskills, what can we say? Good day yesterday on the water before the wind picked up – LOTS of stoneflies of varying sizes (all the way from 18 to 12), and FINALLY:

Baetis vagans male dun. Photo by: Bart Larmouth

Cell phone shot, so sorry for the fuzziness – but they are here! As soon as a few more start popping the fish will really turn on. Wiley took two great guys from Switzerland out over the last two days, and they boated some beauties – photos to follow soon!

Here are your current flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,880 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,590 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 627 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,260  cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
6,140 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,160  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 100.8%

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River Report / Conditions April 11, 2011

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Hard to believe I went outside of the shop and couldn’t see my breath today!! There was decent insect actvity yesterday until the wind picked up a bit. A few rising fish were seen as well!  The exciting news is that the Paraleps (Blue Quill) are out, and there were some good numbers on the West Branch yesterday, but still not many fish looking up for them due to the water temps. We are still seeing Chimmarra caddis and little black stones, but the Baetis vagans are still absent – let’s hope that changes! Here are your flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,830 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,520 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 611 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,150  cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
5,500 cfs @ 43º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,250  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 100.8%

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River Report / Conditions April 10, 2011

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Overcast and warmer here at the club today – looking to be in the mid- to high-60s! There was decent insect actvity yesterday, and the first few rising fish as well!  The exciting news is that the Paraleps (Blue Quill) are out, and there were some good numbers on the West Branch yesterday, but still not many fish looking up for them due to the water temps. We are still seeing Chimmarra caddis and little black stones, but the Baetis vagans are still absent – let’s hope that changes! Here are your flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,830 cfs @ 37º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,450 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,130 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,510  cfs @ 43º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
5,720 cfs @ 43º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,140  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 100.8%

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River Report / Conditions April 9, 2011

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Bright sun and no fog today – hopefully getting to 60F today! It looks like Cannonsville is spilling a little bit, cooling off the upper West Branch – releases should mitigate the amount of spill and warm up the water a little bit, as will the warmer weather heading our way. The exciting news is that the Paraleps (Blue Quill) are out, and there were some good numbers on the West Branch yesterday, but still not many fish looking up for them due to the water temps. We are still seeing Chimmarra caddis and little black stones, but the Baetis vagans are still absent – let’s hope that changes! Here are your flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,800 cfs @ 37º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,410 cfs @ 37º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,160 cfs @ 37º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,510  cfs @ 39º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
5,920 cfs @ 39º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,110  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 100.8%

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River Report / Conditions April 8, 2011

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Overcast this morning with the temperature just above freezing – hopefully getting to 60F today! It looks like Cannonsville is spilling a little bit, cooling off the upper West Branch – releases should mitigate the amount of spill. Warm weather over the next few days should help get water temps up, and help get the bugs hatching! We have seen Chimmarra caddis and little black stones, but the Baetis vagans are still absent – let’s hope that changes! Here are your flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,760 cfs @ 36.5º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,550 cfs @ 37º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,230 cfs @ 37º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,770  cfs @ 38º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
6,450 cfs @ 39º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,150  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 99.4%

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River Report / Conditions April 7, 2011

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Cloudy this morning, but it is supposedly going to burn off – we will see what happens! The flows dropped pretty dramatically last night with the precipitation moving out of the area. Warm weather over the next few days should help get water temps up, and help get the bugs hatching! We have seen Chimmarra caddis and little black stones, but the Baetis vagans are still absent – let’s hope that changes! Here are your flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,640 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Stilesville, NY
1,370 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,100 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,350  cfs @ 37º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
7,320 cfs @ 39º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,240  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 99.4%

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