Delaware River Report / Conditions July 31, 2018

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The overnight thunderstorms missed us.  The runoff from last weeks rain is slowing down and the release from Cannonsville is still 530 cfs.  Today should be cloudy, 79 degrees, with wind around 8 mph.  Wundeground doesn’t have any rain accumulation in today’s forecast.  The mid day sulphurs are still hatching on the upper West Branch.  There were olives and some isonychias mixed in but most of the fish we watched eat wanted the sulphurs.  The bugs came in waves throughout the afternoon and were thick at times.  The hatching seemed to slow down in the evening as the air temperature dropped.  We have some rain in the forecast for the rest of the week but that seems to be changing every few hours.

 

Jack Regan celebrating his birthday in style yesterday

Jack Regan celebrating his birthday in style yesterday

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 582 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 249 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 973 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,750 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 473 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 530 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 514 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 30, 2018

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Today should be a lot like yesterday.  Mostly sun, high around 80, and light wind from the North.  The Release from Cannonsville is still 530 cfs keeping the lower river cooler than we’ve seen lately.  It’s also a good level for floating and wading.  Nymphing should work early while the bugs are active before the hatch.  Mid day sulphurs are still coming off on the upper river.  We expect the hatches on the lower river to come off a little earlier with the cooler water temps.  Sulphurs, cahills, and olives should cover most of your needs.  Definitely have some isonychia patterns just in case.  They are definitely around although come days the hatching has been better than others.

Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.  The cooler nights have helped but we should still give them a break. Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout. As the flows drop those rivers will heat up again in the sun over the next few days.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 582 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 698 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 307 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,140 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,040 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 585 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 530 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 662 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 29, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville was increased slightly bringing the flow at Stilesville to 582 cfs.  This will keep the West Branch in great shape as the runoff subsides.  To potential rain never materialized yesterday so we had a good mix of sun and clouds most of the afternoon.  The mid afternoon hatches are still happening on the upper river sections.  The larger release should move the cold water line downstream so we may see more daytime activity on the lower river sections over the next few days.  Nymphing or swinging wets are still good options to put some fish in the net before the hatches start.  Streamer fishing is worth a shot in the higher flows- especially early and late.  Today looks like a carbon copy of yesterday.  Air temps in the high 70’s, partly cloudy, and winds out of the North 5 – 10 mph.

Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.  Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout. As the flows drop those rivers will heat up again in the sun over the next few days.

It's back.  Come fish, hangout, and do some good on the river!

It’s back. Come fish, hangout, and do some good on the river!  August 17th & 18th

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 582 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 750 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 353 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,450 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,580 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 809 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 871 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 28, 2018

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Yesterday’s forecasted rain missed us.  We heard a little thunder off in the distance but stayed dry.  The release from Cannonsville Reservoir was increased to 500 cfs yesterday afternoon.  The increased released should drop the water temp on the West Branch down into Hancock.  That cooler water may push the bugs on the lower West to hatch earlier in the day.  We have a 30% chance of a light storm this afternoon but count on sunshine.  The West Branch and the upper East Branch are both in good shape for wading this morning.  Sulphurs, cahills, olives, and isonychias will make up the bulk of the mayflies.   With the sun and humidity we’ve had it’s time to put a few flying ants in your box just in case.  The rest of the rivers in the system are dropping back and the flows will continue to fall over the next few days.  Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.  Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout. As the flows drop those rivers will heat up again in the sun over the next few days.

 

Perfect for the end of July

Perfect for the end of July

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 550 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 797 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 416 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,030 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,400 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,220 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 27, 2018

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The runoff is slowly subsiding throughout the system and the rivers are returning to normal flows.  The upper West Branch and upper East Branch are still your best bets for rising fish during the day.  The lower West is clear out front this morning.  We have some cloud cover right now with a chance of rain today.  The rest of the weekend looks dry.  Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.  Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout.  Streamers should be a good option while there is fog on the water and while we have cloud cover.  Nymphing should be productive again with the lower flows and clearer water.  Sulphurs, isonychias, and cahills should cover most of your dry fly fishing.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 350 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 822 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 498 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,140 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,270 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,920 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 64°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,630 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 26, 2018

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We had some more heavy rain in the late afternoon and overnight.  The West Branch in Stilesville seem to be in decent shape at 356 cfs.  It should be clear and fishable above Oquaga Creek.  It is 1,280 cfs at Hale Eddy and dropping. Each feeder is adding a decent amount of water so the flow will be higher as you go downstream below Hale Eddy.  It is off color in the lower river.  We’ll be in the low 80’s today with sunshine in the afternoon.  There is no rain in today’s forecast.

The Eastern drainage flow really came up and Fishs Eddy is flowing over 13,000 cfs.  The Beaverkill exceeded the National Flood Stage Level last night.  That water is working it’s way down the Main Stem so expect the flow at Lordville to increase throughout the day as the Beaverkill and East Branch flows drop.  Stay off the Beaverkill, Mainstem, and lower East Branch for safety until the flows drop back to normal.

Stilesville is one of the few areas that came through the storms okay

Stilesville is one of the few areas that came through the storms okay

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 356 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,080 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 13,700 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,660 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 8,280 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 65°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 3,130 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 25, 2018

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We had a few more rain showers yesterday afternoon but luckily most of them were brief.  The West Branch stayed fishable for most of the day.  In the afternoon we had one storm that finally muddied up the river.  It was enough rain that there was even color in Stilesville by early evening.

This morning is a whole different story.  We had some more rain overnight and the river is up, moving, and off color this morning.  More rain coming. We have a little over 1/4″ of rain in the forecast this morning and 1/2″ in the forecast overnight.  If you are already in the area your best and only bets would be to check Stilesville and Downsville above the feeder creeks.  Fishing below those spots is not an option today.  Once the rain stops the West Branch should recover quickly.  If you were planning on driving up here today to fish do not. Wait until the rivers drop after the rain ends.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 350 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,650 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 295 cfs 64°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,400 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,890 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 72°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 65°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 24, 2018

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We were hit with a few storms yesterday afternoon and again overnight.  Both the East Branch and West Branch up near the dams seem to have come through the weather just fine.  The East Branch at Downsville is a flat 123 cfs while the river at Harvard is only 232 cfs.  The West Branch at Stilesville  is a level 344 cfs.  The flow at Hale Eddy  is 601 cfs.  Right now there is still enough clarity for fish to rise out front but the river is off color down here.  There is enough visibility for fish to rise if the bugs hatch.  If that changes during the day we will do another update.  If you are looking for clear water your best bet is above Oquaga Creek on the upper West Branch.   The lower West Branch looks great for streamer fishing this morning.  We have some light rain falling now with the possibility of more rain throughout the day.  Keep an eye on the river gauges for the latest updates.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Max with a great brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Max with a great brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 344 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 232 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,400 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 72°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 65°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 324 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 83.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 23, 2018

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We had some showers off and on overnight.  The river flows are up a bit but are already falling back this morning.  The West Branch is in good shape this morning with a flow of 566 at Hale Eddy.  Most of the runoff is below Oquaga Creek.  The flow at Stilesville is still in the low 300 cfs range.  The lower West Branch is fishable this morning.  There is some color in the water down in Hancock but not enough to turn the fish off.  The West Branch above Oquaga Creek is fine.  We do have more showers in the forecast today.  A lot of those storms usually miss us so we’ll have to wait and see how much precip. we get at the end of the day.  Olives, sulphurs, cahills, and isonychias should cover you.  Have a few caddis in your box just in case.  Streamers could be a good bet starting off.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hale Eddy was up but already dropped back below 600 cfs

Hale Eddy was up but already dropped back below 600 cfs

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 344 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 63°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 238 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,050 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 72°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 63°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 138 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 22, 2018

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The forecasted rain mostly missed us. There is a slight bump in the flows but not enough to affect the fishing. The front moving through gave us cooler temperatures, clouds and high wind gusts most of the day and today is starting off with the same, plus some drizzle. We should see the clouds and lower temperatures stick around through the day but the rain will taper off into the afternoon. Yesterday there was a mix of sulphurs, olives, Isos and cahills on the water. Find a spot out of the wind and give the bugs time to get going.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 344 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 412 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 208 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 76 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 136 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 21, 2018

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The mid day sulphurs in Deposit are still coming off offering some daytime fishing in the sun.  The isonychia hatch seems to be picking up and there are still enough cahills around to make it interesting.  We’re starting off with a mix of sun and clouds this morning but should lose the sun in the early afternoon.  It should turn into good cloud cover for the rest of the day.  Wunderground has some rain starting around 9 pm with around 1/2″ falling overnight.  Most of that should soak into the ground.  If the forecast is correct we should see rain for the next 4 or 5 days straight with cooler air temps.  Hopefully it gives the freestone and lower rivers a break.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 338 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 404 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 211 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 685 cfs 69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 155 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018 Comments Off by

The afternoon sulphurs close to the dams are your best bet for daytime dry fly activity.  The lower West Branch has had a mix of sulphurs and cahills in the evening offering some shots at fish.  Some of the riffles on the lower West had a fair number of isonychias hatching.  Shaded banks definitely make the fish feel more comfortable.  We’ve seen some olives and a few tricos in the mornings.  The fog has been sticking around later with the cooler air temperatures keeping the morning activity going a little longer.  The flow has settled down so a lot of the algae has filtered out allowing for better nymphing.  Today will be another sunny day but we have pleasant air temps.  The clouds should move in tomorrow and we have some rain in the forecast early next week.

If you are fishing for trout do not fish the Mainstem, lower East Branch, or the lower Beaverkill.  Check the water temperatures in other areas before you fish.  The West Branch and upper East Branch are your best bets for cold water and fish.

Iso hatch in the sunshine yesterday

Iso hatch in the sunshine yesterday

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 338 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 408 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 219 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 701 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 80 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 360 cfs Chart 4D on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 191 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.7%

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