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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware river Report 8/11/2010

Aug 11, 2010 Comments Off by

It looks like we are going to have a nice overcast day today. Water temperatures are still looking great throughout the entire West Branch and into the Upper Main Stem. Sulphers have been sporadic lately. Olives have probably been the most consistent as far as good hatches, and occasional Isonychias, Golden Drakes, and Cahills will float by and are often eaten.  Streamers have produced the best action with the higher water levels and terrestrial patterns have also been reasonably effective when casted at the banks.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1380  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 213 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1360 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2030 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 73 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 69.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1269 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/9/10

Aug 09, 2010 Comments Off by

Today calls for Isolated T-Storms, but for now the sky is clear.  Expect overcast skies later this afternoon which will likely produce good hatches and good surface action.  Typically you can anticipate seeing small Olives and Sulphers under these conditions.  Good flows have the river at a great floating level, but means that wade fisherman should be careful.  There were reports of  good fishing yesterday on the West Branch in various locations and today’s conditions should produce good action as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1270  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 213 cfs @ 69º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1320 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 75 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1182 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/8/10

Aug 08, 2010 Comments Off by

Today looks like it is going to be sunny for much of the day with few clouds around. The releases from Cannonsville Reservoir have been great for over a week now and have provided the lower sections of the West Branch and the Upper Main Stem with good cold water that should be favorable for the trout fishing all the way down to the Buckingham river access. Flows are ideal for floating, but create some difficulty for the wade fishermen who should exercise caution when wading…Please keep in mind that these flows also limit a wader’s opportunities to fish certain areas.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1220  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 216 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1270 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1880 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1134 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report August 7, 2010

Aug 07, 2010 Comments Off by

This morning the release from Cannonsville is 1052 cfs. It looks like these larger releases are going to stick around for several days or weeks depending on any rain we may get. The West Branch and Upper Main stem are both fishing well and are holding great water temperatures. Streamer fishing has been very productive over the past few days when the hatch is slow.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1140  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 232 cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1200 cfs @ 61º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2390 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 87 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.2%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1052 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–8/6/2010

Aug 06, 2010 1 Comment by

Cannonsville is releasing 961 cfs this morning. Water Temperatures are still very good on the entire length of the West Branch. The Upper Main Stem has good looking temperatures as well. Yesterday on the Upper West there were a good amount of bugs on the water, although we did not have targets early on, as the day passed we found several areas with plenty of rising fish. Most areas where we had fish feeding we found that there were a larger numbers of average fish with a few really good fish in the mix at each spot. The Lower West Branch also had bugs through much of the day yesterday. At these water levels throwing streamers at the banks can be extremely productive, also terrestrials and large stimulators work well. The most productive means of fishing is still going to be from a boat, but there are still some spots that will be excellent for wade fishermen.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1050  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 148  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 266 cfs @ 70º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1170 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 97 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 74%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 961 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–8/5/2010

Aug 05, 2010 Comments Off by

Cannonsville is releasing 877 cfs this morning. Water Temperatures are still very good on the entire length of the West Branch. The Upper Main Stem has good looking temperatures as well. Yesterday on the Upper West there were a good amount of bugs on the water, although we did not have targets early on, as the day passed we found several areas with plenty of rising fish. Most areas where we had fish feeding we found that there were a larger numbers of average fish with a few really good fish in the mix at each spot. The Lower West Branch also had bugs through much of the day yesterday. At these water levels throwing streamers at the banks can be extremely productive, also terrestrials and large stimulators work well. The most productive means of fishing is still going to be from a boat, but there are still some spots that will be excellent for wade fishermen.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 992  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 221 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1200 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1940 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 92 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 74.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 987 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–8/4/2010

Aug 04, 2010 Comments Off by

This morning Cannonsville Reservoir increased its release again to 965. With the current release from Cannonsville you may be better off if you have access to a drift boat, Wade fishing can be challenging at these levels. If you are going to be wade fishing move slow and make sure that you have good footing before making that next step.  Today, the forecast is calling for a high of 90 degrees with partly cloudy skies.  While the clouds might provide some relief from the heat, remember to stay hydrated and cool.  The clouds might also provide some indication of what’s going to be hatching today, with the overcast skies there is a good chance that BWO’s will be coming off in good numbers.  When you hit the river today bring dry flies, streamers, and terrestrial patterns with you, as all 3 have turned good fish in the past few days.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1060  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 216 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1180 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1830 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 81 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 75.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 965 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report August 3, 2010

Aug 03, 2010 Comments Off by

This morning Cannonsville Reservoir is releasing 944 cfs. With the current release from Cannonsville you may be better off if you have access to a drift boat, Wade fishing can be challenging at these levels. If you are going to be wade fishing move slow and make sure that you have good floating before making that next step. Yesterday we had good action on both dry flies as well as streamers. When hatch activity slowed we threw large stimulator patterns at the bank which picked up the best fish of the day. Although flows have increased slightly, we are expecting conditions to remain the same throughout the day today. If you enjoy throwing streamers or want to cover some excellent water hunting targets, hire a guide for the day and experience the awesome summertime conditions we are experiencing on the Upper Delaware.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1030  cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 221 cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1290 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1860 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 84  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 944 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Upper Delaware River Report–8/2/2010

Aug 02, 2010 Comments Off by

The Cannonsville Reservoir cut the release back down to 783 cfs this morning.  Stilesville is on its way down from 813 cfs this morning making the West Branch floatable from top to bottom. River temps have been steady around the low 50’s to upper 40’s. Last night we had Psuedos on the water until after dark on the lower west and there were good reports of bugs on the water on the upper west as well. Today’s forecast shows isolated thunderstorms with a 30% chance of rain.  The overcast skies today should make for great fishing whether you are fishing dry flies or streamers.  With the increased flows on the river, the terrestrial action should pick up along the banks.  Wade fishing is not out of the option; however there may be a few deep spots that carry heavy current so use caution if fishing by foot.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 866  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 223 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1080 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1910 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 82  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 783 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report August 1, 2010

Aug 01, 2010 Comments Off by

Cannonsville reservoir continues to release water! This morning the release was 828 cfs, this is a great level to keep the entire West Branch cool and also start to cool down the upper Main Stem as well. Yesterday there was good bug action on most of the river, it seemed as though the more consistent risers were on the lower West until dark. Many reports came from the upper West Branch throughout the day, most of which said there were plenty of bugs with few targets until nearly dark. It looks like we may have great flows for a few days, you may have the best luck by boat, but there are still wade-able stretches. Over the next 3 days we are looking at scattered and isolated thunder storms, overcast skies will bring good olives and fish should become more active now that they have had a few days to adjust to the cooler waters and higher flows.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 905  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 132  cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 221  cfs @ 66º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1020 cfs @ 63º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1520 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 84  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 828 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 31, 2010

Jul 31, 2010 Comments Off by

The Cannonsville Reservoir continues to give us water this morning. Stilesville is up to 790 cfs this morning making the West Branch floatable from top to bottom. With this volume of water in the river, water temperatures should hold steady the length of the river the entire day. There is a good chance that the cooler water temperatures will help encourage the hatch action as well. Today’s forecast shows sun through much of the day, if there are no fish rising, streamers on the banks would be my first pattern of choice. Wade fishing is not out of the option; however there may be a few deep spots that carry heavy current so use caution if fishing by foot.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 853  cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 232  cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 878 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2050 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 88  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 790 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report July 30, 2010

Jul 30, 2010 Comments Off by

With the current low water levels, Cannonsville reservoir has once again opened its valves to 599 cfs in order to help meet the target flow at Montague. With this flow of 599 cfs the West Branch is once again floatable. Wade fishing is also still a good option, at these levels the whole West Branch should be wade able. Yesterday we saw long stretches of little to no bug activity, but today with the cooler air temperatures and increased flows the insect activity should pick up and a greater portion of the West Branch should start to fish well once again.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670  cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135  cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 240  cfs @ 68º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 653 cfs @ 72º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 1510 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 92 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 78.6 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 599 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea) Size 16-20
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Trico Size 22-26
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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