The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/14/10

Nov 14, 2010 Comments Off by

Partly cloudy with a high of 58 degrees should make for a nice day on the water.  Nymphing has been the most productive technique lately, but there has been a fair amount of dry fly opportunity as well with the small Olives that have been hatching.  Streamers are still a good way to target high quality fish, and should work best over the next few days as we start getting the predicted rains they are calling for over the next couple of days.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 396 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 893 cfs @ 38º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,630  cfs @ 39º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,230  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 466  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 79.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/13/10

Nov 13, 2010 Comments Off by

Beautiful weather today will make for a nice day with a rod in-hand. Sunny bluebird skies and mild temperatures have been the pattern here over the past few days, and the river has been fishing well.  Small Olives have been showing up in respectable numbers, with a fair scattering of the larger size 18 Olives as well.  This increase in insect activity over the past week or so has a good number of fish looking up and feeding on the surface, providing some nice dry fly action.  Nymphing techniques have been very productive as of late and streamer fishermen always have the possibility of getting into some really great fish this late in the season, although we would like to see higher water levels to really stir up the streamer bite. Flows will limit drift boaters to the Main Stem, which has been fishing, but West Branch levels are more suitable for wading!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 412 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 915 cfs @ 39º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,710  cfs @ 40º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,400  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 492  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 79.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/10/10

Nov 10, 2010 Comments Off by

Over the past week or so the surface activity has really picked up with some decent hatches of small Olives about size #18. Streamers haven’t seemed to be as effective the past few days, but remains a good option for potentially getting into some really nice fish, and nymphing techniques continue to be productive.  Water temperatures should rise over the next week, which at this point in the season, should actually be a good thing, and will likely continue to encourage more insect activity.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 481 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 263 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,140cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,980  cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 4,080  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 625  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.7%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/7/10

Nov 07, 2010 Comments Off by

Small Olives and some rising fish offered up some dry fly opportunities yesterday.  Water levels remain floatable across the board for now, temps are good, and the visibility too. Streamers and nymphs should continue to be effective, and the fair weather this week should continue to stir up some insect activity as well.  The walleye have also been pretty active lately for those of you interested in targeting other species on the Delaware.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 529 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 246 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,070cfs @ 40º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,140  cfs @ 41º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,050  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 564  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 77.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/6/10

Nov 06, 2010 Comments Off by

Forecasts over the next week are looking good.  The fish seem to be getting more active, and this little break from the cold, windy days of this week past, should really encourage some activity.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 263 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,530  cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 6,240  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 695  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 77.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/5/10

Nov 05, 2010 Comments Off by

Rivers look great with floatable levels, good clarity, and good temperatures.  The fishing action has seemed to pick up over the past week, with an increasing amount of surface activity and a decent streamer bite.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 692 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 310 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs @ 43º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,920  cfs @ 44º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 4,770  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 947  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 77.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/3/2010

Nov 03, 2010 Comments Off by

Water temperatures are cooling down do to cold overnight lows reaching the low 30’s. Water clarity is very good and flows are nice for this time of year as well. Picked up a couple of fish yesterday on the Main Stem, one on a dry fly and another nice brown on a streamer, Kind of a slow day but was very peaceful and nice to be on the water.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 385 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 799 cfs @ 41º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,540  cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,000  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 400  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 76.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Club 11/2/10

Nov 02, 2010 Comments Off by

The rivers have been fishing pretty decent lately.  There has been some surface activity as of late, and the streamer bite has also been decent, along with nymphing techniques.  Olives have been the bug of choice and with today’s forecast calling for sun, there is a good chance of seeing a little caddis activity as well.  Flows are still flirting with floatable levels, most likely limiting your options to the lower West and the Main Stem.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 415 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 870 cfs @ 40º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,560  cfs @ 41º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,250  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 430  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 76.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/1/10

Nov 01, 2010 Comments Off by

Fishing reports boast decent action the past few days with the absence of the wind we had been getting earlier in the week.  Rivers are in good shape, but drift boat access may be limited to the lower sections of the West Branch and the Main Stem.  Streamers continue to be effective, along with nymphing, and with the presence of small Olives the past few days, there has been some dry fly action as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 448 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 962 cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,720  cfs @ 43º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,490  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 477  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 75.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/31/2010

Oct 31, 2010 Comments Off by
FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 498 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 266 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs @ 46º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,920  cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,800  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 531  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 75.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/30/10

Oct 30, 2010 Comments Off by

Temperatures have dropped, and will continue to drop over the next several days given the forecasted lows this coming week.  Flows on the West Branch have dropped as well, but is currently floatable for the most part.  The East, and the Main Stem both have good water levels and are running slightly clearer than the West.  The insect activity has seemed to pick up a little the past couple days, with a fair number of small Olives, but there has been few rises, most likely due to the windy conditions we have had.  Rivers look good!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 552 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 288 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs @ 45º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,090  cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 4,300  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 581  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 75.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/29/2010

Oct 29, 2010 Comments Off by
FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 307 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1290 cfs @ 50º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2360  cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5250  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 676  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20

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