River Report / Conditions April 9, 2011

Apr 09, 2011 Comments Off by

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

Apr 03, 2011 Comments Off by

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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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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