Delaware River Report / Conditions May 8, 2011

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Two days of beautiful weather, and the fish certainly are responding! We’ve had great action both on streamers and on dries, as good hatches of Hendricksons keep coming off! Reports from the West and Main are equally good – the water is great no matter where you are fishing!

Sam Rupp with an AWESOME Main Stem Brown. She's happy, in case you couldn't tell. Photo by: Allen Rupp

Allen Rupp with a colored-up WB Brown. And a dorky hat. Photo by: Jeff White

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,700 cfs @ 50º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
3,170 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,660 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,970  cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
7,100 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 899  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 104.1% – 200 CFS

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Update 5/7/2011

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Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Brachycentrus sp.Apple Green Caddis #16

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3,110 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
3,650 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,130 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,790  cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
8,340 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,000  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.6% – 200 CFS

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 6, 2011

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A clear, cool night has brought the river temps down a bit, but the bright sun forecast today should get us back into the 50s early in the day. Both the main stem and West Branch were FULL of bugs yesterday, but unfortunately few risers. The flows have stabilized, so now that the fish are acclimated, we should be in good shape! That being said, here were yesterday’s results:

Pete Weiland with a fantastic WB Brown! Photo by: Wiley Paul

Sam Rupp releases a Main Stem Brown. Photo by: Allen Rupp

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3,560 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
4,310 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,770 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,930  cfs @ 42º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
10,300 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,170  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.6% – 200 CFS

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 5, 2011

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The river has bumped slightly, but fortunately no big jump in flow, or massive discoloration! Tons of bugs were around again yesterday in the cold rain, and the sun is shining today – bodes well for more hatching, and some heads popping up!

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3,880 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
4,870 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,300 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 6,360  cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
12,200 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,550  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.6% – 200 CFS

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 4, 2011

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Yet another rain-pocalypse has come through, but we dodged quite a bullet! The West Branch has come up just about 2000 cfs, but is already heading down, with decent clarity. The sudden influx of water shouldn’t affect the hatches TOO much, however wading is yet again UNSAFE. Not to put another ‘you should have been here yesterday’ post up, but you should have been here yesterday. TONS of bugs, many fish finally starting to rise, and several nice fish caught – I will post some pics a bit later today, so check back later!

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,820 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
4,550 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,480 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,830  cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
10,100 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,340  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 103.6% – 200 CFS

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 3, 2011

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The rivers are coming down, and our guys had some GREAT fishing yesterday on the West Branch and Main Stem – the water is dropping, and the bugs are popping. Let’s hope that the rain in the forecast doesn’t bring it up too much!

Steve Lynch
Steve Lynch with a GREAT West Branch Brown. Photo by: Bruce Miller

 

Mike also caught his FIRST fish on a fly yesterday! Great Job! Photo by: Bruce Miller

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,800 cfs @ 50º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
3,210 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,080 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,570  cfs @ 49º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
7,630 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,190  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 105.9% – 200 CFS

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 2, 2011

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Bug Soup! Mid-afternoon yesterday saw fantastic hatches of Hendricksons, Paraleps, Baetis, and caddis – once the temperatures got up! Fish are moving on the bugs in the slower water where it can be found. Flows are still high, so wading is not a safe option yet – drift boats are the way to go!

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3,350 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
4,070 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,620 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,570  cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
9,520 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,190  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 105.9% – 200 CFS

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Conditions May 1, 2011

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The One Bug is in full swing here on the Delaware, so there is a flotilla of boats on the river, finding fish in the back eddies and slower pockets. With the flows gradually lowering, more and more fish will be coming to the surface to take the insects that are hatching with the warmer weather.

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 4,410 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
5,220 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,460 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 6,020  cfs @ 43º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
12,500 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,500  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 105.9%

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 30, 2011

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Light at the end of the tunnel! We have been steadily dropping over the last 24 hours, and the river(s) are clearing nicely. Some warmer weather today should see water temps come up where we would like them to be, getting this season started properly!

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 5,340 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
6,610 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,600 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 7,880  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
16,600 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,010  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 105.9%

 

Hale Eddy

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River Report / Conditions April 29, 2011

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The rain subsided yesterday, and the West Branch crested near 12,000 CFS. That is a little bit high, needlss to say. Most of the discoloration has left, and we anticipate it starting to fish again once we drop a bit more throughout the day. However, The river is still unsafe this morning, especially for wading.  If the predicted  rain misses us we should see the rivers begin to drop to safe levels overnight.

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 5,630 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
7,860 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 6,360 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 11,400  cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
22,800 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,030  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 103.2%

 

Hale Eddy

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Delaware River Report/Conditions 4/28/2011

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Very heavy rain fell early this morning, with off and on showers predicted for the rest of the day.  Click on the links below for the latest flows and temps.  We expect the rivers to continue  to rise through out the morning.  Some of the feeder creeks are dumping muddy water into the system coloring up the rivers.  The river is unsafe this morning.  If the predicted  rain misses us we should see the rivers begin to drop to safe levels overnight.

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Brown Stoneflies #12-14

Chimarra – Little black Caddis #16-18

Baetis vagans – blue winged olives #16-18

 


FLOWS:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3,610 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
10,000 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,490 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 8,060  cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
15,400 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,060  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 102.4%

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River Report / Conditions April 27, 2011

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More heavy rain last night, bringing the rivers up and adding a lot of color.  Looking at the graph, the West Branch has peaked and has begun to fall.  Hopefully any additional storms will miss us and we will drop back to fishable levels over the next couple of days. That being said, guide Steve Shen caught a nice brown yesterday on a white “secret” streamer:

 

Steve Shen Brown

Steve Shen with a nice Main Stem Brown. Photo by: Kevan Smaracko

 

 

Hatches:

Emphermerella subvaria (Light and Dark Hendricksons) #12 -14

Paraleptophelbia adoptiva (blue quill)- #16 – #18

Epeorus pluralis (Quill Gordon) #14

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 3,030 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
5,990 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,920 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 8,500  cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
17,000 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,820  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 101.5%

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