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

Apr 13, 2011 Comments Off by

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

Apr 12, 2011 Comments Off by

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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River Report / Conditions April 6, 2011

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The clouds have left, and the sun is shining in Starlight! AFter a BIG jump in flow yesterday due to all the rain, the river has cleared, and is looking great! 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 3,210 cfs @ 37º
West Branch at Stilesville, NY
1,340 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,600 cfs @ 37º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,440  cfs @ 37º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
8,670 cfs @ 38º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,480  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 97.6%

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River Report / Conditions April 5, 2011

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We have had over an inch of rain during the last 36 hours, and the already-saturated hills have filled the river once again – hopefully we will drop by the weekend! As for bugs, we have reports still of little black stoneflies, and some Chimarra caddis flying around.

Here are your current flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,910 cfs @ 35º
West Branch at Stilesville, NY
1,340 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,640 cfs @ N/A
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,230  cfs @ 35º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
6,140 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,220  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 97.6%

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River Report / Conditions April 4, 2011

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Although the weathermen have promised 60 degree weather, we sit here in Starlight with overcast skies, high-humidity, and 48 degree temperatures – still a bit cooler than we’d like.  As for bugs, we have reports still of little black stoneflies, and some Chimarra caddis flying around, and a few mentions of rising fish in and around Stockport, which will hopefully catch on throughout the system!

Here are your current flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,730 cfs @ 35º
West Branch at Stilesville, NY
1,330 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs @ N/A
East Branch at Harvard, NY 896  cfs @ 35º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
4,010 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 574  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 98.7%

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River Report / Conditions April 3, 2011

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Bright sun at the shop this morning, hopefully it will help warm the water up a little bit. We are expecting rain tonight, up to 1.8 inches – it could make Cannonsville spill, which means more alewives in the river! As for bugs, we have reports still of little black stoneflies, and some Chimmara caddis flying around. As temps increase, we expect to see more of those along with our first mayflies of the year!

 

Jeff White Alwife pattern. Photo by: Jeff White

 

Here are your current flows:

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs @ 35º
West Branch at Stilesville, NY
1,330 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,590 cfs @ N/A
East Branch at Harvard, NY 902  cfs @ 35º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
4,030 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 594  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 98.7%

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