Delaware River Report / Conditions August 16, 2019

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Instead of light rain from scattered storms spread out over 12 hours we had sun, clouds, and one heavy rain after dark.  Most of the rain soaked in to the ground and the lower West Branch looks fine this morning.  There are already a few fish rising out front in the slow foam.  If you’re in the area get on the water before the sun breaks through.  Once the sun pops out nymphing and wets will be better on the lower river while dry fly will be better on the upper sections.  If Wunderground is correct today we should keep most of the clouds and see some storms push through in the afternoon.  Total precip should be 1/10″.  If they are correct it could be a good dry fly day on the entire WB.  If they are correct.

 

Hale is upa bit this morning but should drop back over the course of the day

Hale is up a bit this morning but should drop back over the course of the day

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 885 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 327 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,110 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 154 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 93 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 76.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 15, 2019

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It looks like we’ll get a break from the sun today.  Clouds should move in by noon followed by some scattered thunderstorms.  Total rainfall looks like 1/2″ spread out over 12 hours.  It’s like some of the storms will slide either North or South of us but we should get some precipitation from this one.  Definitely have your olive box ready along with your sulphurs and isonychias.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  It looks like a really good fishing day.  Wunderground is calling for rain tomorrow and Saturday too so this could be a really good weekend.

We kick off the Get Trashed River cleanup with an Iron Fly party at Riverside Tavern tomorrow night.  Saturday morning the cleanup begins at 10 am.  If you’re in the area stop by or if you’re fishing pick up some trash and bring it by at the end of the day.

Stop by this weekend and do some good for the river

Stop by this weekend and do some good for the river

 

 

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 461 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 312 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,000 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 146 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 87 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 14, 2019

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We had a couple of periods of light rain on the lower West Branch that had the olives hatching mid day.  Fish were eating on top but it all ended as soon as the rain stopped.  We had a bit more rain around 4 am but there is no noticeable change in flows due to runoff.  The release from Cannonsville has been cut back slightly and Stilesville is flowing at 485 cfs this morning.  We’re going to have some cloud cover this morning with sun coming through in the afternoon.  80 degrees and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  Once the sun pops through look for the coldest water for dry fly action.  There are a lot of small fish in the river.  That’s pretty awesome.  The high water winter and Spring must have been great conditions for the young of the year to survive.  If you’re looking for big fish be selective and watch the rise forms carefully.

 

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 485 cfs 50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 332 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,020 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 157 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 96 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 13, 2019

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We’re getting a break from the sunshine today.  The clouds are out this morning but the chance of rain has dropped to 30% with no real accumulation.  Overnight we may see .03″ according to Wunderground.  Rain would have been nice but we’ll take the clouds.  Bring a rain coat just in case.  The air temp will be in the high 70’s with wind 5 – 10 mph from the  South.  Overall it will be a nice day on the water.  The bigger fish may feel more comfortable rising without the sunshine.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias are still making up the bulk of the hatching.

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs 50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 336 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,060 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 159 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 90 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 78.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 12, 2019

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The sun was back yesterday with just a few clouds moving through.  The Upper West and Upper East still your best bets for daytime hatching on days like that.  The lower West is a good bet for nymphing early with the potential for dry fly fishing in the evening.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias are out there but there are some caddis showing back up.  They are mostly in the bushes but the fish are seeing them here and there so it’s worth throwing them.  We’re in for more sun today with the air temp reaching the low 80’s.  Wind will be 5 -10 mph from the South. We’ll cool down again tomorrow with the possibility of 1/4″ of rain.

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

 

Maxine looking for risers yesterday.  A good fish pointing dog is hard o beat

Maxine looking for risers yesterday. A good fish pointing dog is hard o beat

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 365 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 173 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 103 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 79.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 11, 2019

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There were the normal sulphur and olive hatches on the upper river yesterday but the wind wasn’t helpful.   The lower West had some evening activity with sulphurs and olives too.  Nymphing or swinging wets was the the way to go early.  Isonychias are always a good bet this time of year.  The water levels are about the same as yesterday morning and the water temps have dropped back a couple of degrees due to yesterday’s cloud cover and the cool night time air temps.  The air temp will hit the high 70’s today and we will have mostly sunshine.  Wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 461 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 421 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 201 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 120 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 79.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 10, 2019

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We woke up to a cool morning and something between a heavy mist and light rain falling.  Not enough to change the river flows.  The runoff is subsiding so the rivers are a little bit lower today than yesterday.  It’s cool outside this morning and the air temp should only reach the low 70’s today.  We’ll see a partly cloudy which usually means mostly sunshine.  Wind should be 5 – 10 mph from the North.  We’re still mainly fishing sulphurs, isonychias, and olives.  It’s getting close to the time of year to keep the flying ants in your box.  Especially when we warm back up in a few days.

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 485 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 637 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 495 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 239 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 142 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 79.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 9, 2019

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We were hit by some fast moving storms around dinner time that dumped quite a bit of rain fast.  Some of the feeder streams started pushing some color last night but everything has settled down this morning.  The West Branch is still at a decent level for floating and wading with 676 cfs and dropping.  The color cleared up and everything looks fine.  We’re in a bit of a cool down period with the air temp only reaching 76 today and dropping down to 56 degrees overnight.  We’ll see a partly cloudy sky and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.

 

Hale Eddy is in decent shape after the rian

Hale Eddy is in decent shape after the rain

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 676 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 685 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,600 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 327 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 169 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 80.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 8, 2019

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We had some rain overnight that bumped the flows on the Beaverkill and lower East Branch.  The ground is wet on the West Branch but most of the rain missed us and Hale Eddy is a little lower than yesterday.  There were the normal sulphurs, isonychias, and olives on the upper West.  The intensity of the hatch varies day to day so move around if you don’t see decent bugs.  The lower West is still fishing best with nymphs and wets but there have been days we’ve seen hatches coming off in the afternoon.  It’s been hard to predict so be prepared for just about anything out there.  We may see some additional afternoon thunderstorms today but they have been very sporadic.

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 605 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,270 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,450 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 166 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 80.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 7, 2019

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A few of yesterday’s thunderstorms did hit us around dinner time.  We had some heavy rain and lightening for a bit but things have settled down and the West Branch is fishable this morning.  The water is clear nough for fish to rise out front and the flow is 738 cfs and falling at Hale Eddy offering both wade and float opportunities.  A lot of the rain soaked into the ground.  We have the same forecast today but the predicted amount of rain is only 1/4″ in the afternoon.  The cloud cover is great to have after all the sun we’ve dealt with lately.  The air temp will hit the low 80’s with wind from the South  4 – 6 mph.  We’re still mainly fishing isonychias, sulphurs, and olives.  There are aa few golden drakes and steno / cahills out there too.  Some of the tricos are hatching in the evening so have some of those in your box along with the pseudos.

 

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 605 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 738 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 446 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 297 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 214 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 80.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 6, 2019

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We couldn’t find a cloud in the sky yesterday.  The hatching was decent on the upper West but you had to be patient to find a good fish rising.  They were eating a lot of the sulphurs just under the surface.  There were some isosychias and quite a few deficiens hatching too. On the lower West nymphing and swinging wets was the way to go.  Today may be totally different with some scattered storms moving in around noon.  Wunderground is predicting .35″ of rain spread out over the course of the day.  They are probably wrong and the most of it will slip either North or South of us.  Hopefully we get the cloud cover and keep it for the day.  If that happens we should see more olives and isonychias hatching on the lower West during the afternoon.

 

Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 268 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 944 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 104 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 108 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 81.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 5, 2019

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It’s a cool 53 degrees out there this morning.  One of the only parts of the forecast they got right.  Instead of brief showers and light evening rain we ended up with mostly sun yesterday.  The storms went North of us and The West Branch above Cannonsville bumped up a bit but is already falling back.  If Wunderground is correct today we should see the air temp hit the low 80’s, sun, and light wind.  For rising fish look to the coldest water you can find.  Otherwise nymphs and wet flies should bring a few fish to the net.  We’re still seeing mostly sulphurs, olives, and isonychias.  Caddis are showing up again and fish are eating them when they get the opportunity.  Maybe some tricos in the morning.  If you don’t see any where you are keep moving pools.  Water temps are hot on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy, and the Mainstem at Lordville.  Give the fish a break in those areas and fish colder water.

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 285 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 981 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 110 cfs 69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 82.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.8%

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