Delaware River Report / Conditions September 18, 2020

Sep 18, 2020 No Comments by

The clouds finally moved in during the late afternoon yesterday.  The rain didn’t happen so all of the rivers are starting off about the same as yesterday.  Water temps still look great due to the colder weather.  Small olives are hatching in the afternoon and we’re seeing more and more heptagenia each day. Fish are eating both.  Isonychias and caddis should round out your fly selection.  Add a couple white flies if you’re fishing the Mainstem.  We’ll hit 62 degrees today with mostly sun.  There should be a few clouds moving in during the afternoon.  The wind is going to pick up to around 15 mph in the afternoon but hopefully that drops off in the evening.  That’s bringing the cooler weather since we’ll drop to 34 degrees overnight.

 

We’re beginning to see a bit of cloudiness in the West Branch from the release.  It’s slight right now and doesn’t bother the fish.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 349 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 451 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 254 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 826 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 151 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 94 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 63.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 79.4%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 17, 2020

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Yesterday was another decent day on the water with fish eating olives. We also had a few other reports of fish being caught on isonychias and heptagenia which is always great news in the early Fall.  The colder weather has really helped.  We’ll be a little warmer today at 73 degrees but the clouds should roll in during the afternoon.  Wind should only be around 5 mph from the West.  It looks like a really good afternoon to be on the water.

 

Ed found some willing rainbows yesterday.  Ron Reedy photo

Ed found some willing rainbows yesterday. Ron Reedy photo

We’re beginning to see a bit of cloudiness in the West Branch from the release.  It’s slight right now and doesn’t bother the fish.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 353 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 464 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 143 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 264 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 862 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 156 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 99 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 64.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 79.9%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2020

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We’re coming off another cold night and the rivers are in good shape again this morning.  We’re starting off at 40 degrees and should hit 69 by the afternoon.  Sun with a few clouds.  Wind will be 7 – 10 mph from the South.  Sounds like another great early Fall day to be on the river.  Yesterday was all about little olives where we were.  By mid afternoon the fish were on them.  There are a lot of young of the year fish in the river so watch the rise forms and you may have to hunt a bit for the bigger fish.  There are also some caddis, isonychias, and heptagenia around so have those in your box too.

We’re beginning to see a bit of cloudiness in the West Branch from the release.  It’s slight right now and doesn’t bother the fish.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 285 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 934 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 162 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 104 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 64.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 79.9%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 15, 2020

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It feels great out there this morning at 39 degrees.  We’ll warm up to 68 with sunshine this afternoon.  The wind will be much lower today between 4 – 6 mph from the West.  Despite the wind yesterday people found some fish eating small olives in the broken water.  Definitely a good sign for Fall.  Caddis are picking up too.  The water temps throughout the system are starting off a few degrees cooler this morning putting all of the rivers in good shape.

We’re beginning to see a bit of cloudiness in the West Branch from the release.  It’s slight right now and doesn’t bother the fish.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 304 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 962 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 174 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 113 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 66.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 14, 2020

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Today sounds comfortable with a high of 67 degrees and a few clouds.  Wind will be up a bit around 1o mph with gusts to 15 mph.  Leaves are still on the trees so it’s possible to fish some wind breaks.  The air temp drops back to 39 degrees tonight which should really help the rivers cool down even more.  It’s still been a lot of tiny olives with a few cahills, caddis, and isonychias.  Some river sections are still seeing some white flies towards dark.  If the wind really picks up today nymphing may be the best bet.  Think small nymphs to match the naturals.

We’re beginning to see a bit of cloudiness in the West Branch from the release.  It’s slight right now and doesn’t bother the fish.  It happens every Fall now when the reservoir begins to turn.

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 332 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 991 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 189 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 122 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 66.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 13, 2020

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Everyone out there yesterday dealt with a little more sun and wind than they would have liked but overall it was pleasant and fish were landed.  Most dry fly fish came on olives but there were some caddis, isos , and white flies in spots.  Nymphing or swinging wets were better bets early in the day.  The fishing seemed spotty with no rhyme or reason during the sunshine so it payed to move around.  We should see more cloud cover today with wind 2 – 9 mph from the South.  We may see some rain but the total should be negligible.

Art Bartholomew with a good rainbow yesterday

Art Bartholomew with a good rainbow yesterday

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 378 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 511 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 344 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 199 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 132 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 66.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 12, 2020

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The cool nights have helped the water temps throughout the system.  It’s 47 degrees this morning and we’ll only hit 70 this afternoon.  Mostly sun with a few clouds and wind 7 mph from the South.  A nice day to be on the river.  The small olives are out along with some heptagenia, caddis, and a few isonychias.  Despite the cooler weather keep some flying ants in your box too.  The cooler weather will stick around for the next few days which is good news for the rivers and hatches.

Marjory with a nice one yesterday.  Dominic photo

Marjory with a nice one yesterday. Dominic Gillico photo

 

Jim with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Jim with a nice rainbow yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 402 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 230 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 166 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 66.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.6%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 10, 2020

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Today will be cooler in the high 70’s. Tonight the temp will drop back into the high 50’s.  This is the start of a cool down period that hopefully sticks around.  The cooler temps should help drop the water temps over the weekend and really feel like Fall.  There have been a lot of tiny olives around with a few heptagenias, isonychias, and caddis.  Hopefully the cooler weather pushes the Fall bugs.  Nymphing and wets have still been the best bets during the day.

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 535 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 370 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,060 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 205 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 128 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 67.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 9, 2020

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The bright sun hitting the low water bumped up the water temps just enough to push the hatching to later in the day to after dark depending on where you were fishing.  Once the sun dropped there were a number of small olive spinners in the air with a few caddis mixed in.  The olives were small enough you really had to be set up in slow tailouts to make it work. Today is going to be another warm one at 83 degrees.  Wind shouldn’t be an issue.  Hopefully that pushes the flying ants.  We’ll cool back down a bit tomorrow and the weekend looks great with daytime highs in the low 70’s.  That should really help the water temps.

 

 

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 540 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 397 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 223 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 138 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 68%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.3%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 8, 2020

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The clouds stuck around longer than we expected yesterday but we did see some sunshine in the afternoon.  Today will be 82 degrees with clouds giving way to sun.  We’ll have a little more humidity with wind 6 mph from the South.  Writing that out it sounds like a good day for flying ants.  It eould be better if we had some rain early giving way to sun but we’ll take what we get.  Definitely have the ants handy in the afternoon just in case.  Otherwise it’s still the small olives, isonychia, caddis, and a few heptagenias.  If the sun really pops out it stick around until after it drops behind the hills for the best shot at dries.  Otherwise nymphing / wets have been the way to go during the day.

We’re going to leave this up for a bit because it’s important.

The PA Fish and Boat Commissions Conservation Acquisition Partnership Program came up on a fishing forum yesterday and it sounds like a great idea that could use some promotion. It was created by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to solicit and accept donations to be used solely to obtain additional access to Pennsylvania’s water.

Click here to read about it here and consider making a donation

While you can’t earmark donations specifically for the Upper Delaware every bit of help the Commission gets benefits us.

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Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 550 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 431 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,150 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 241 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 157 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 69.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.8%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 7, 2020

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Today will be sunny again with a few clouds.  We’ll be close to 80 degrees with 7 mph wind from the South. Nymphing and wet flies will be your best bet during the day.  Since we’ll have the sunshine and warm air hopefully we get some humidity to push the flying ants.  There was some dry fly action in some spots last evening.  Small olives, isonychias, and heptagenia are showing up.  White flies are out on some river sections offering some brief but decent opportunities towards dark.

 

Peter found one in the bright sun yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Peter found one in the bright sun yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

We’re going to leave this up for a bit because it’s important.

The PA Fish and Boat Commissions Conservation Acquisition Partnership Program came up on a fishing forum yesterday and it sounds like a great idea that could use some promotion. It was created by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to solicit and accept donations to be used solely to obtain additional access to Pennsylvania’s water.

Click here to read about it here and consider making a donation

While you can’t earmark donations specifically for the Upper Delaware every bit of help the Commission gets benefits us.

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Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 570 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 473 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,210 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 264 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 176 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 69.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.8%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 6, 2020

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A little light rain is coming down this morning.  Very light- just enough to keep the dust down so the rivers are looking good.  We’ll see a mix of clouds and sun with the air temp hitting 74 degrees.  Wind will be 4 – 6 mph.  Sounds like a good day to be on the water.  Yesterday was nymphing early but people found fish eating olives in the evening.  The cooler nights and cloud cover should help.  Hopefully the flying ants make a reappearance over the next few days as the weather warms up.There are still some left over tricos around and we are finding a few more heptagenias each day.  Those should pick up along with the smaller isos as we move into fall.

We’re going to leave this up for a bit because it’s important.

The PA Fish and Boat Commissions Conservation Acquisition Partnership Program came up on a fishing forum yesterday and it sounds like a great idea that could use some promotion. It was created by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to solicit and accept donations to be used solely to obtain additional access to Pennsylvania’s water.

Click here to read about it here and consider making a donation

While you can’t earmark donations specifically for the Upper Delaware every bit of help the Commission gets benefits us.

Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 565 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 622 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 297 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 188 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 69.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.8%

 

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