Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/24/10

Aug 24, 2010 Comments Off by

Releases were dropped yesterday, but with all the rain, water levels spiked for a few hours before slowly receding again.  Feeder streams and run-off are contributing to the murky water conditions that we have now, and this will typically slow the fishing action down a bit.  Depending on the amount of rain that we get today, the water levels should continue to drop, and the clarity will start to improve over the next couple of days.  The lower West and the upper Main Stem had some bug activity yesterday but very little action given the worsening conditions as the day went on.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 804  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 288  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1250 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 3350 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 8710 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 511 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 57.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 300 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

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/23/10

Aug 23, 2010 1 Comment by

The Release from Cannonsville reservoir has been cut to 394 cfs; most likely do to yesterday’s rain.  Flows for the moment are still floatable, but keep an eye on dropping water levels over the next few days.  River has stayed relatively clean despite all the rain, but has some definite color to it.  Yesterday the West Branch was fishing well with great hatches of small Olives and a good streamer bite as well.  The Main Stem has been fishing okay, but is likely off color from the rapid rise in water levels coming from the East Branch.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 704  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 923 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2110 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2210 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 394 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

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/22/10

Aug 22, 2010 Comments Off by

We will have T-storms throughout the day today, and it has been raining consistently since early this morning.  The release was cut back, but depending on the amount of rain that we get, the river may rise a little bit and possibly get a little muddy.  Conditions should make for a great streamer day and there is a good chance the Olives will come off in decent numbers.  Lately, Isonychia have also seemed to show up when we get a little break in the rain.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 924  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 208 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1290cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1740 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 71 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 822cfs
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

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/21/10

Aug 21, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is calling for partly cloudy skies and a high of 82.  There will likely be some rain, if not a few thunderstorms later in the evening.  The river has come up slightly again, and has fished well the past several days; with the best action being on streamers, Olives, and Flying Ants.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1140  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 127  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 198 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1168cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1660 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1055cfs
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

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/20/2010

Aug 20, 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 1030  cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 208 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1140cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1740 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 71 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 60.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 966 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

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/19/10

Aug 19, 2010 Comments Off by

The river has been fishing very well.  Dry fly action in the past few days has picked up significantly and we are still getting a good streamer bite as well.  Yesterday supplied a good number of small olives and a few flying ants mixed in that had plenty of fish up and feeding.  Today’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 85, but water temperatures are good and the evening hours have been cooling quickly.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 999  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 208 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1140cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2050 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 61.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 935 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 8/18/2010

Aug 18, 2010 Comments Off by

Today looks like we will have mostly cloudy skies throughout most of the day. Last night was another good day to be on the water as there were good fish rising on the West Branch. Reports of excellent Iso hatches have been coming off the Main Stem as far down as Buckingham access area. Along with Iso’s other major hatching activity include pseudo’s, summer steno’s, various caddis and BWO’s. Although it seems like a 50/50 draw of whether they fall or not, trico’s have still been in the air nearly every morning. And as always if surface activity is slow, streamers are a great way to pick up large fish during the day.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 992  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 226 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1320cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2450 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 85 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 62.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 925 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Flying Ants 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 8/17/10

Aug 17, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is supposed to be mostly sunny with a high of 84 degrees.  Yesterday was a great day to be on the river.  We have seen the beginning of the flying ants and they had the river fishing very well yesterday.  There is a good possibility they will once again produce great fishing action for today, but no way of knowing for sure.  Streamers are still providing good action as well. Water levels and temperatures are still looking good, and with the recent drop, it is a little more wader friendly.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1170  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 251 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1420cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2230 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 109 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 63.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1092 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 8/16/10

Aug 16, 2010 Comments Off by

Weather forecasts for today are calling for more scattered thunderstorms and a high of 83 degrees.  Today’s conditions should make for a good day on the river. Yesterday seen action on small Olives, Isos, and Cahills with a scattering of Sulphurs.  Streamers also worked well and today, we would expect more of the same.  With all the rain, mixed with cold water temps, the river became quite foggy later in the evening.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1240  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 218 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1400cfs @ 58º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2120 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 108 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 66.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1154 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 8/15/10

Aug 15, 2010 Comments Off by

Weather forecasts for today are calling for scattered thunderstorms and a high of 77 degrees.  These are going to be great conditions and should produce good fishing action.  The past few days have been either overcast or mostly cloudy, and have seen a fair amount of bug activity, at least in the evenings.  The streamer bite has been really good, particularly on the West Branch, and yesterday provided good surface action as well with a good variety of insect activity.  Olives were out in the best numbers and were also joined by a fair amount of Caddis, some Sulphurs and Isos, and a pretty good number of Cahills.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1270  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 196 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1530 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1710 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 66.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1185 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 8/15/10

Aug 15, 2010 Comments Off by

Weather forecasts for today are calling for scattered thunderstorms and a high of 77 degrees.  These are going to be great conditions and should produce good fishing action.  The past few days have been either overcast or mostly cloudy, and have seen a fair amount of bug activity, at least in the evenings.  The streamer bite has been really good, particularly on the West Branch, and yesterday provided good surface action as well with a good variety of insect activity as well.  Olives were out in the best numbers and were also joined by a fair amount of Caddis, some Sulphurs and Isos, and a pretty good number of Cahills.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1270  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 196 cfs @ 67º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1530 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1710 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 66.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1185 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 8/14/10

Aug 14, 2010 Comments Off by

Today is supposed to be partly cloudy with a high of 80 degrees.  The cloudy and overcast days coupled with cool evenings and good water releases from the West Branch lately, have opened up a few extra miles of fishable water.  Temperatures should be good to about Buckingham, but better a little further up river. Streamers are still proving to be the most productive, but small Olives and Isonychias have produced some surface action as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1440  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 203 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1260 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1930 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 70 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 66.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1349 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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