The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/22/10

Oct 22, 2010 Comments Off by

The rivers are in good shape and have been fishing pretty decent as of late.  One thing to keep an eye on though is the water levels; the flows are flirting with the floatable/non-floatable mark.  Caddis activity, along with some Olives have had some fish up and feeding at the surface lately.  Streamers and nymphs continue to be the most effective, and we hear white has been the hot color, but we all know how that can change…

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 448 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 994 cfs @ 45º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,760 cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,490  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 473  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 72.1%
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 10/21/10

Oct 21, 2010 Comments Off by

Forecasts are calling for overcast skies today with scattered showers throughout, and it appears to be a little gusty from time to time as well.  The rivers are in good shape and have been fishing pretty decent as of late.  One thing to keep an eye on though is the water levels; the flows are flirting with the floatable/non-floatable mark.  Caddis activity, along with some Olives have had some fish up and feeding at the surface lately.  Streamers and nymphs continue to be the most effective, and we hear white has been the hot color, but we all know how that can change…

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 263 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs @ 46º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,900 cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,850  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 507  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 71.8%
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
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/20/2010

Oct 20, 2010 Comments Off by

Flows are still falling and the West Branch is going to be too skinny to float starting tomorrow unless they increase the release today or tonight. With these current flows the entire West Branch should be wadable. The flow down on the main stem is nice for wade fishermen as well as anyone trying to float the river. Streamers have still been the most productive way to catch good fish, white and yellow worked well yesterday on the Main.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 507 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 286 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,180 cfs @ 46º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,110 cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 4,200  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 555  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 71.4%
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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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/19/2010

Oct 19, 2010 Comments Off by

Water conditions are looking good lately and the fishing activity seems to be picking up, but most of the action has been subsurface with the little insect activity as of late, however with clouds in the sky today we may see a fair amount of BWO’s. Temperatures are looking good across the board, but water levels on the West Branch have dropped to where floating is not an option.  Rains predicted for the next two days will likely raise water levels to where this will not be an issue for the weekend.  Although the surface activity has been spotty, caddis have been showing up in relatively decent numbers later in the evenings and have produced more and more action as the days progress.

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The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/18/10

Oct 18, 2010 Comments Off by

Blue skies this morning should give way to mostly cloudy conditions as the day progresses.  A slight wind is also forecasted for today, but there is little chance of rain.  Yesterday produced some Olive activity and even some surface action, and the same can be said for the caddis.  Streamers and nymphs were the most productive and took several nice fish despite the heavy wind gusts throughout the day.  Today’s conditions are looking good, and so are the next few!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 361 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,530 cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,780 cfs @ 48º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 6,840  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 745  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 68.2%
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 10/17/2010

Oct 17, 2010 Comments Off by

Blue skies and mild temperatures today with a high of 63 degrees.  Water conditions are looking good lately and the fishing activity seems to be picking up, but most of the action has been subsurface with the little insect activity as of late. Temperatures are looking good across the board.  Rains over the past two days have raised water levels to where floating will not be an issue for the beginning of the week.  Although the surface activity has been spotty at best, caddis have been showing up in relatively decent numbers later in the evenings and have produced more and more action as the days progress.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 767 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 395 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1830 cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 3,430 cfs @ 48º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 8070  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 960 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 68.2%
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 10/16/10

Oct 16, 2010 Comments Off by

Another windy, rainy, overcast day today.  The rivers have also risen some as a result of the rain, so combined with today’s weather patterns, we suspect there will be some excellent streamer activity today and the rest of the weekend.  Insect activity has been hit or miss all fall, but Caddis and Olives usually arrive in the most abundant numbers this time of the season, and can produce some great action, so be prepared for that.  Otherwise, streamers and nymph fishing have been the most productive techniques.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 521 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 2,280 cfs @ 48º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 3,340 cfs @ 49º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,710  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 397  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 68.2%
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 10/15/10

Oct 15, 2010 Comments Off by

Overcast and rainy today with some wind and a high of only 50 degrees.  Caddis have been stirring up some action later in the evenings this past week and some small Olives have also been coming, but not in any kind of numbers really.  The West has gone up slightly with a small increase in the releases and has the river at a floatable level, but some sections may still be a little “skinny”.  Streamers should work well on a day like today, and hopefully we will see some more activity with the Olives as well.  The East Branch and Main Stem are also in great shape. With favorable water temperatures and decent flows across the board, have conditions looking good headed into the weekend!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 511 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 870 cfs @ 50º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,700 cfs @ 51º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,280  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 397  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 67.8%
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
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/14/2010

Oct 14, 2010 Comments Off by

Today they are calling for rain showers the second half of the day. Water conditions are looking good lately and the fishing activity seems to be picking up, but most of the action has been subsurface with the little insect activity as of late, however with clouds in the sky today we may see a fair amount of BWO’s. Temperatures are looking good across the board, but water levels on the West Branch have dropped to where floating is not an option.  Rains predicted for the next two days will likely raise water levels to where this will not be an issue for the weekend.  Although the surface activity has been spotty, caddis have been showing up in relatively decent numbers later in the evenings and have produced more and more action as the days progress.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 385 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 841 cfs @ 49º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,570 cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,250  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 381  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 67.2%
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 10/13/10

Oct 13, 2010 Comments Off by

Blue skies and mild temperatures today with a high of 63 degrees.  Water conditions are looking good lately and the fishing activity seems to be picking up, but most of the action has been subsurface with the little insect activity as of late. Temperatures are looking good across the board, but water levels on the West Branch have dropped to where floating may not be an option on some sections.  Rains predicted for the next two days will likely raise water levels to where this will not be an issue for the weekend.  Although the surface activity has been spotty at best, caddis have been showing up in relatively decent numbers later in the evenings and have produced more and more action as the days progress.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 388 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 958 cfs @ 51º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,780 cfs @ 53º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 6,010  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 448  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 66.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 130  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 10/12/10

Oct 12, 2010 Comments Off by

Showers this morning and mild temperatures have that fishy feel in the air today.  Water conditions are very favorable throughout the entire system really, and the fishing has been pretty decent when we get this kind of weather.  Flows on the West Branch are relatively low for drift boat access, but some sections should be no problem.  Caddis have been showing up in fair numbers lately in the evenings and have produced some surface activity and days like today will typically consist of pretty decent Olive numbers as well.  The streamer fishing has slowed with dropping water levels, but with things being slightly off color still, streamers will still produce good fish, particularly on overcast days like today.  The nymphing action has probably been the most consistent as of late.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 464 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 263 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs @ 54º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,000 cfs @ 56º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,070  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 503  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 63.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 130  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 10/11/2010

Oct 11, 2010 Comments Off by

Another blue-sky day today with a high of 68 degrees.  Cool evenings have water temperatures in good shape throughout the system, and water levels are pretty respectable.  The West Branch is still dropping and some sections of the river may recede to the point where floating may not be possible, but for now things are looking pretty good. Yesterday boasted some caddis activity throughout the day, but didn’t really get going in any numbers until around 7:00 p.m. and produced limited surface activity.  The streamer bite, although not great, still provided decent action throughout the day and was the best option for targeting trout.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 431  cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 284  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,110 cfs @ 50º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,970 cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,980  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 507  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 63.5%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 130  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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