River Report / Conditions Apr. 2, 2011

Apr 02, 2011 Comments Off by

Good morning! The snow predicted for the last few days never materialized, but rain and cloudy weather did. The rivers came up a little bit, barely perceptible out the window here at the DRC. Little black stoneflies are still kicking around, and if the water temps come up, we will hopefully start seeing some Baetis vagans (little blue wing olives) kicking around! Give us a call for the most up-to-the-minute report!

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 1,600 cfs @ N/A
East Branch at Harvard, NY 908  cfs @ 35º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
4,050 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 594  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 98.7%

 

 

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Open for the Season!

Apr 01, 2011 Comments Off by

Happy April Fool’s! We are officially open for the season here at the DRC, and mother nature has decided to play a little gag on us, dropping yet more snow here in Starlight. We only have a dusting for now, with a bit more to come. Give us a call if you are feeling that urge to get on the water – the weather might not cooperate, but we can still at least TALK fishing!

DRC April 1, 2011. Photo By: Bart Larmouth

Here are your flows as of 5:45 AM:

West Branch at Stilesville: 1,330 CFS
West Branch at Hale Eddy: 1,710 CFS

East Branch at Fish’s Eddy: 1,560 CFS
East Branch at Harvard: 902 CFS

Main Stem at Lordville: 3,810 CFS

 

Insect / Fish Activity:

We are seeing little black stoneflies coming off in droves – with the low water temps the trout are a bit sluggish, but we are seeing some rises in Home Pool.

Little Black Stonefly. Photo by: Jeff White

 

 

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Only 1 Week Until We Open!

Mar 25, 2011 Comments Off by

We are getting close, only 7 days until we open the doors on the 2011 season! Old Man Winter hasn’t exactly given up, however, with a new 5″ falling here yesterday with another storm on the horizon. Let’s just hope there is enough snowpack to keep Cannonsville spilling well into May! Full, daily river reports will begin again in earnest starting April 1!

As for flows, the river is still high as a result of melt and spillage. The Hale Eddy gauge seems a bit low compared to what we are seeing out in front of the shop – but we have a good number 0f feeders between the club and the gauge. We are slowly dropping, but this recent precipitation might see another bump.

Hale Eddy Gauge March 24, 2011

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See You in New Jersey!

Jan 18, 2011 Comments Off by

We had a great time at the NJ Sportsmans’ show in Edison this past weekend, and now we are headed over to the Fly Fishing Show in Somerset – come by and say hello!

Our booth and NJSOSS - it will be double the size at Somerset. Photo by: Bart Larmouth

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Winter Fishing

Dec 16, 2010 Comments Off by

Daily River Reports will begin on April 1, 2011.  Please check the links below for up to date flow and temperature information.  Nymphing slow pools and drop offs or fishing streamers slow will be your best bet for winter fishing, there is a possibility of some surface activities on warm afternoons in some of the bigger pools.

Looking for more of these in 2011!

FLOW  LINKS
West Branch at Hale Eddy

East Branch at Harvard

East Branch at Fishs Eddy

Main Stem at Lordville

Main Stem at Montague

Beaverkill at Cooks Falls

Cannonsville Reservoir Level

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Conditions

Nov 29, 2010 Comments Off by
FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,190 cfs @ 37º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,000  cfs @ 37º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,930  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 500  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 84.7%

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/17/10

Nov 17, 2010 Comments Off by

The rivers have come up slightly with yesterday’s rain, but levels have risen gradually so the clarity of the water has not been affected very much.  Water temperatures have also risen, but this can be a good thing this late in the season and will hopefully result in an increase in insect activity.  Small Olives have been the predominant hatch as of late, but a fair number of caddis have been showing up over the past week when there are breaks in the weather.  Today’s weather will likely produce a few showers throughout the day, and is supposed to be a bit windy as well, but the rivers are in good shape!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 396 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 374 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,390 cfs @ 46º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,270  cfs @ 46º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,670  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 935  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 11/14/10

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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