Delaware River Report / Conditions July 5, 2019

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It was hot and sunny on the river yesterday. There were fish to be found even midday in the shade and the cooler water near the dams. Evening fishing is still a good choice to get out of the heat. We have a few thunderstorms in the forecast today and slightly cooler temperatures projected after Saturday. If you’re fishing for trout, check the water temperature before you fish. Bring your summer mix of sulphurs, cahills, isonychias with you. Don’t forget a small olive and caddis pattern as well.

Finding fish in the cold water

Finding fish in the cold water. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 603 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,390 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 231 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 4, 2019

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Happy Independence Day!

Yesterday was tough in the heat and sun but the bugs were hatching.  The bigger fish were a bit shy until the sun dropped a bit in the evening. Sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias in the evening.  Stick to the shaded areas during day if you’re looking for rising fish. Nymphing and swinging wets have been putting some fish in the net too.  Today’s weather looks a lot like yesterday.  Hot with bright sun.  Wind from the south 5 – 10 mph.  We have some rain moving in tomorrow and Saturday that should bring us some relief.  Stick to the tailwaters or headwaters today.  Water temps will be best closer to the dams.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday and will go higher today.

Vince with a nice one yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Vince with a nice one yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 656 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 308 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 264 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 3, 2019

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It took the bugs a while to get going yesterday but once they started it went almost till dark.   Sulphurs and small, light olives were out in a good numbers with some isonychias and cahills mixed in.  Pseudos and pseudo spinners were in the mix too.  The fog moving in and out kept things interesting but there were fish eating.  Nymphing was effective earlier in the afternoon.  We’re in for more sun today with the air temp hitting the low 80’s.  Wind light and variable.  Look for fish eating in the shade early and fish the cold water.  It sounds like a day with good spinner fall potential.

 

A good one last night

A good one last night

Dan Williamson in the dark last night

Dan Williamson in the dark last night

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 659 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 706 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 336 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 283 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 2, 2019

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We had sun most of the day but the hatching was decent in the cold water sections of river.  Warmer sections turned on in the evening.  Sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias are still the main food items.  The sulphurs have started the normal afternoon hatching close to the dams.  Nymphing and swinging wets did work earlier in the day.  This morning we have the normal fog over the West Branch but that should burn off ushering in a day much like yesterday.  79 degrees with wind 5 – 10 from the North.  There is a 40% chance of PM thunderstorms but the forecasted rain total is only .04″.  Hopefully those storms bring in good cloud cover a little earlier in the afternoon.  The release from Cannonsville is 549 cfs.  These are the best wading conditions we’ve seen in 10 months.  Floating is still a viable option too.  The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Mainstem at Lordville both peaked around 69 degrees yesterday.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked at 70 degrees.  If you’re on  a freestone or far downstream from one of the dams it’s time to check the water temp before you fish.

 

Leonard with a good one last night.  Samantha Dennis photo

Leonard with a good one last night. Samantha Dennis photo

 

Dan Williamson with the release yesterday

Dan Williamson with the release yesterday

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 246 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 751 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,600 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 356 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 1, 2019

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July 1st and the West Branch at the 191 Bridge is starting off at 56 degrees this morning.  The hatching has been good even during the day- you just have to fish the coldest water.  Sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias are out in decent numbers and there was a good hatch of light blue wing olives mixed in last night.  There are still some caddis out there too.  The wind was not helpful at times but settled down in the evening.  Today will be warmer with the air temp climbing back into the low 80’s with sun.  Wind 5 – 10 from the North.

 

Dan with a good isonychia fish last night

Dan with a good isonychia fish last night

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 676 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 316 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 950 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,850 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 403 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 619 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 362 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 30, 2019

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We had a lot more sun than originally forecasted yesterday.  We watched and heard the thunderstorms track all around us on the lower West but we got through pretty much unscathed.  There were the normal sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias out.  Look for the cold water to find day time hatching.  Today we should see a few clouds with a cooler air temp hitting the low 70’s.  The wind will pick up in the afternoon and be 10 -15 from the North.  The rivers are in great shape for wading and floating.  Hopefully the cooler weather and cloud cover keeps the water temps in check on the freestones and lower river sections.

 

Dan Treadwell

Dan Treadwell

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 629 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 744 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 485 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,180 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,220 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 441 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 619 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 406 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 29, 2019

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Today we are getting a break from the sun.  We’ll have some storms moving through but the forecasted rain total is only .32 for the day.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped again and is  619 cfs this morning.  The release from Pepacton has also been decreased and the flow at Downsville is 487 cfs.  The system is now at a good level for wading and floating. It seems like a long time since we’ve been able to wade system wide.  Sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias are making up most of the bugs we’re seeing.  There are some caddis mixed in and if you’re close to the dams have your green drake and green drake spinners with you.  If you’re fishing the freestones or Mainstem check the temp with your thermometer before you get in the water.

 

Mike with a great dry fly fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Mike with a great dry fly fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

 

Pete with a great fish on a mouse yesterday

Pete with a great fish on a mouse yesterday

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 693 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 671 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,490 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 484 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 619 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 406 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 741  cfs opening up even more wade opportunities on the West Branch.  The level is still good for floating so we’re getting lose to having the best of both worlds.  We had bright sun yesterday but there were enough bugs to get some fish looking up early.  The sulphurs and cahills hatched in the early evening with the sulphurs making up the bulk of the food.  We’re in for another bright, hot day so find the shade.  Nymphing and swinging wets should produce early.  We’re also in the great part of the season when blind casting isonychias in the riffles can really pay off.  The air temp will cool down a little as some thunderstorms move through.  We should only see 1/4″ of rain so things are looking good for the weekend.

 

Dan Williamson with a good one

Dan Williamson with a good one

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 803 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 911 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 820 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,840 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 741 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 485 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 27, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been cut back to 896 cfs.  That should open up more wade spots in some areas while still keeping the West Branch cold.  We watched a few thunderstorms come through yesterday afternoon but we didn’t get a drop on the lower West.  We could see and hear them but they slid North of us while one or two slid South of us.  The hatching was decent yesterday – better in the colder water areas.  We had bright sun for most of the afternoon so finding shaded banks was definitely one of the keys.  Today we will have sunshine, an air temp of 81, and wind 5 – 10 from the North.  It’s time to check the water temps before you fish an area.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls peaked at 68 degrees yesterday.  The East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Mainstem at Lordville both peaked in the mid 60’s.  They are starting off warmer than yesterday and will peak much higher with the bright sunshine and lower flows.

 

Bruce Miller with a nice fish yesterday

Bruce Miller with a nice fish yesterday

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata – waning
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 969 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,110 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 878 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,770 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,150 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 782 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 896 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 693 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 26, 2019

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We lost the cloud cover earlier than we wished yesterday but the rivers still fished well.  Sulphurs, cahills, caddis, and isonychias made up most of the food.  Lots of different caddis out there.  There are still a few green drakes around- especially in the colder water areas but that hatch is definitely waning on most of the system.  The Isonychias are making up for that.  It was a hot one so it was nice to be on the water and feel the cool air.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped slightly to 1,097 cfs opening a few more spots to wading.  the best wading opportunities are still on the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, and upper East Branch.  We’ll have more sunshine today so look for areas that get shade early in the day.  The air temp will be in the low 80’s with wind from the South 5- 10 mph.  We may see some scattered thunderstorms in the late afternoon.  Those are always unpredictable so don’t count on them but bring a raincoat.  If we’re lucky we’ll get some good cloud cover and not much else.

 

Xavier with a good one yesterday.  Dan Treadwell photo

Xavier with a good one yesterday. Dan Treadwell photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata – waning
Light Blue Winged Olive – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Brown Drake – #10-2xl – E. simulans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Golden Stonefly - #8-2xl – Acroneuria sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,140 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,340 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 866 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,580 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 700 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,097 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 612 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 25, 2019

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The release from Cannonsville has been stepped down slightly to 1298 cfs.  Keep an eye on the Stilesville gauge this afternoon in case they step the release down again.  Most of the rain missed us last night so the river flows dropped slightly across the board.  There are a few wade opportunities on the WB and Main but the better wade opportunities will be on the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, and Upper East Branch.  The West and Main are in great shape for floating.  We should see .12″ of rain today but otherwise we’re looking at a cloudy sky, air temp in the high 70’s, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  Sulphurs, cahills, isonychias, and caddis will make up most of the hatching but people are still finding some pockets of green drakes.  Definitely have your spinner box close by as the sun drops.

 

Chris sent us this shot from the weekend.

Chris sent us this shot from the weekend.

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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
 – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,350 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,610 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 896 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,820 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 685 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,298 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 662 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 24, 2019

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It seemed like yesterday took longer to get going than the day before but that was likely due to the bright sunshine.  People did catch fish during the day but the fish seemed more reluctant to get steady.  Shaded areas produced best early.  There are still some green drakes, sulphurs, cahills, isonychia, and cornutas hatching.  Today should be even better with good cloud cover, air temp in the mid 70’s, and wind from the South at 5 – 10 mph.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls flow dropped back under 1,000 cfs opening up more areas or wading.  The releases are still high and the night time air temps are still dropping into the 50’s keeping the rivers cold.

 

Pete Z with a good fish yesterday

Pete Z with a good fish yesterday

 

Bruce with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Bruce with a nice rainbow yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus, S. ithaca & canadense, E. rotunda
Green Drake
 – # 8 -2xl – E. guttulata
Light Blue Winged Olive
 – #14 – D. cornuta
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,590 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 932 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,910 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,340 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 809 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 718 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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