Upper Delaware River Report — July 2, 2010

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The fishing has been very good the past couple of days and should only improve with the recent release from Cannonsville Reservoir, which has more than doubled yesterday’s flows on the West Branch.  Despite the high release rate, your best fishing will still be on the Upper West Branch today.  After the water temperatures further downstream start to settle, giving the fish and bugs a chance to adjust, many more opportunities along the Delaware River will open up for anglers and give the crowds a chance to spread out.  Today’s forecast shows that it should be another cool and sunny day with clear skies.  Tomorrow should be much of the same, with some clouds and a slight chance of rain expected in the morning.

This water level is perfect for floating, and doing so with one of our experienced guides will give you your best opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime.  To read more about our guides, view their profiles on our website or contact us if you would like to book a trip.  We hope to see you this holiday weekend! 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       791 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         148 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       298 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            672 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           1700 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       131 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.5 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        817 cfs
FLIES:  
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
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — July 1, 2010

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Today’s forecast is sunny, and you can expect it to remain that way for at least a few days.  There is not a chance of rain in the forecast until next Tuesday.  Water temperatures are looking good, with both the Main Stem and East Branch becoming fishable again.  The Upper West Branch has been the place to be lately, providing awesome fishing throughout the day.  Reports from yesterday were that there was lots of bug activity, with great Sulphur hatches and good Olives and Isos.  A number of people said they had quality fish to cast to the whole time.  Hopefully yesterday repeats itself and it is another great day on the water.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       392 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         151 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       308 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            720 cfs @ 64º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2000 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       138 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      89.8 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        325 cfs
FLIES:  
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
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 30, 2010

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Cooler air is here, and it has already taken effect on the water temperatures which are down a couple of degrees all across the board.  Night time lows below 50 degrees should only help to further cool it down.  Today’s forecast shows bright sun all day, with no chance of rain.  However, with the cooler water there should be consistent bug activity throughout most of the day.  Yesterday evening brought a great Sulphur hatch, as well as Olives, Isos and Caddis.  Today should bring much of the same, and should be a good overall day for being out on the water.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       485 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         149 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       333 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            852 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2000 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       149 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      90.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        415 cfs
FLIES:  
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
Stoneflies                  

 

 

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 29, 2010

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According to the forecast for the rest of the week, we should not have a day with a high above 80 degrees until Saturday.  Hopefully that weather will help keep the water temperatures down a little as we head into July.  Today should be partly cloudy with a very slight chance of rain.  If it gets cloudy, look for Olives on the water.  Otherwise, continue throwing Sulphurs, Caddis and Isos while looking for targets, or try nymphing while the bright sun is out.  We have been able to get good fish the past couple of days, so now is a great time to be on the water.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       490 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         156 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       362 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            896 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           2940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       166 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      90.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        172 cfs
FLIES:  
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
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 28, 2010

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Today’s forecast looks like we are going to have good cloud coverage for the majority of the day with scattered t-Storms entering the area around 1:00. Today I would expect to see good BWO’s during much of the day, mixed in with the olives there should be plenty of sulphurs, some Iso’s and maybe even a few Caddis. Even with the hot sunny day that we had yesterday the river temps continue to look good on the West Branch. If you are having trouble locating targets but want to stay on the surface, try drumming some fish up using a large Iso pattern in the Riffles.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 370 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 887 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2390 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 176 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 91.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs
FLIES:
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 atenuata, deficiens, lata, depressa) ) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 27, 2010

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Yesterday’s overcast skies proved to be a great BWO day on the West Branch. Although there were plenty of fishermen on the Upper West Branch yesterday, no one should have had too much trouble locating targets, as many fish were feeding on Sulphurs and BWO’s throughout much of the day on the surface. Water temps on the Upper West Branch never made it out of the low 50’s where as the Lower West Branch barely saw 60º during the warmest part of the day. Today we can expect similar conditions as we had yesterday with a bit more sun during mid day.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 378 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 896 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2470 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 182 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 91.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs
FLIES:
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 atenuata, deficiens, lata, depressa) ) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
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Upper Delaware River Report — June 26, 2010

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Today looks like it will be a fine day to be on the water.  The BWO’s (size 22-24) should be hatching in good numbers with the overcast skies.  Sulphurs should still be coming off, along with some scattered Iso’s, on the Upper West Branch. With a 30% chance of Thunderstorms, make sure you bring your rain gear with you. 

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       490 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         159 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       390 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            931 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           3100 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       189 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      91.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        415 cfs
FLIES:   
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 atenuata, deficiens, lata, depressa) ) Size 18-26
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 25, 2010

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This morning has started off looking like a great day to fish, the skies are overcast and the water temps are in the 40’s on the West Branch.  Get out on the river as early as possible because it looks like the afternoon is going to heat up to the mid 80’s, so try Nymphing during the hot sunny parts of the day.  The evening should bring some success, as there has been a good Sulphur and BWO hatch the past few days.  If you’re not seeing any rises, try drumming the banks with an ISO.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       494 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         162 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       423 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            977 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           3060 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       211 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      92.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        415 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs                 Size 14-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive Size 16-24
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 24, 2010

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Today looks like it is going to be a good morning with overcast skies and mild air temperatures. Later this afternoon it looks like a thunderstorm my roll into the area and last much of the day. Today has potential to be a great olive day again during the afternoon, sulphurs should show up in good numbers during the day also. Tonight look for large stoneflies and also keep a good eye out for iso’s and iso spinners. The West Branch is still flowing around 5oo cfs at Hale Eddy which is a very good level for those looking to wade fish.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       498cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         165 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       463 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1030 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           3040 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       234 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      92.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        415 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs                 Size 14-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive Size 16-24
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                  

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 23, 2010

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Yesterday’s rainy weather gives way to a day full of sunshine and a few clouds, with a high of 87º in the forecast for today.  Late night thunderstorms will carry on through tomorrow afternoon, which should make for great fishing tomorrow, especially if yesterday’s weather was any indicator.  Yesterday was an excellent day to be on the water, with angler’s reporting large amounts of bug activity and rising fish.  Tiny BWOs seemed to have done the trick, as well as small Sulphurs.  Today the surface action will be more concentrated to the evening and early morning, so try nymphing during the day or searching with an Iso pattern if you don’t have any targets.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       507cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         173 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       491 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1020 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           3060 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       264 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      92.9%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        415 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs                 Size 14-20
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive Size 16-24
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 22, 2010

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Expect a lot of sunshine early on, with hopefully more clouds as the day progresses.  The forecast for today shows early afternoon showers  followed by evening thunderstorms throughout much of the night.  Once again, the West Branch is the place to fish, offering the coolest water temperatures on the Delaware River System.  As the temperature creeps up, the bugs will be more active in the later evening.  Be sure to have sulphur and caddis patterns with you, as those will be the predominant bugs on the water.  During the hot day time, try nymphing if you don’t have rising fish to cast to.  Look to the riffles and faster water, as the fish will be gathering there in the cooler, more oxygenated water.

FLOWS:  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY       503cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY         165 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY       541 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY            1020 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ           3000 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY       230 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level      93.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release        415 cfs
FLIES:  
Sulphurs                 Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis     Size 16-20
Tan Caddis            Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s                       Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies                 Size 12-14

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Upper Delaware River Report — June 21, 2010

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Looks like another sunny day on the Upper Delaware River System, highs today are to reach 85º. With Temperatures like we have been experiencing the last 3-4 days, the safe bet would be to stick to fishing the West Branch . The West Branch will have the coolest water temps which should produce bugs and it will also give the fish a better chance of survival after revival. Today is another day where you may want to try nymphing during the heat of the day if there are no bugs or targets. Keep an eye out for caddis and sulphurs during the day today, also make sure that you have a number of rusty spinners with you and a spent caddis pattern could come in handy too.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 511cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 594 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1080 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2660 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 255 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 94.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs Size 14-18
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive Size 16 & 20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies Size 12-14

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