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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 16, 2021

Apr 16, 2021 No Comments by

Yesterday afternoon we had a decent olive hatch with a few blue quill mixed in.  Good olives.  It was the happiest we have seen fish yet.  The rain and overcast sky certainly helped keep the bugs on the water.  The next few days look cloudy with  little rain.  The air temp is down a little but should be back over 50 degrees tomorrow.  The eastern drainage flows are up a little from the rain but should begin to drop back.  No rivers came up dramatically and everything looks good for the weekend.

This one wanted the olive emerger

This one wanted the olive emerger yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Blue Quill – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 530 cfs
40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 545 cfs
42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 318 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,270 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,160 cfs 46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 812 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 350 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 713 cfs
46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.5%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 15, 2021

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It’s going to be cooler today with the air temp reaching 50 degrees.  We’ll see less than 1/4″ of rain according to Wunderground so the rivers should be fine.  Wind will be 10 – 15 from the North.   We warm up a bit more on Saturday but keep the cloud cover.  There were some fish eating on top yesterday (or close to the top according to reports) so have a good selection of olive emergers ready in the late afternoon.  Start off with either streamers or nymphs in the morning.  In the late afternoon watch the slow foam lines in the big pools for subtle risers.

 

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 534 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 545 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 266 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 912 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,010 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 511 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 350 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 402 cfs
50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 14, 2021

Apr 14, 2021 No Comments by

It’s 35 degrees this morning but should warm up to the mid 60’s by the afternoon.  We should see a mix of clouds and sun with a slight possibility of afternoon showers.  Wind will be 5 – 10 from the South.  This should be a good day to be on the water.  The olive hatches have been better on overcast and rainy days.  Nymphing and streamers will be your best bet early.  The runoff from Sunday and Mondays rain is working it’s way down the system and our rivers flows have dropped slightly and are looking good

 

West Branch temperatures look good this week

West Branch temperatures look good this week

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 534 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs
43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 259 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,000 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,220 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 590 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 374 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 431 cfs
48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 13, 2021

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We had a little more rain yesterday afternoon and overnight.  The river flows are up a little but not too bad.  We should see most of them peak and begin to drop soon.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy is at 627 cfs so it’s in good shape this morning.  The weather will clear up today with sunshine, light wind, and 63 degrees.   We may see some showers during the week but nothing that looks like it will add a lot water to the system.  We found some fish eating olives yesterday in the rain.  There were enough fish eating steady enough that you could target them and keep it interesting.

 

This one liked the #16 olive comparadun

This one liked the #16 olive comparadun

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 330 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs
43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 237 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,290 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,230 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 919 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 374 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 564 cfs
48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 12, 2021

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It seems like most of the rain went South of us and the river flows are in decent shape this morning.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy is 569 cfs and beginning to drop.  We may see another 1/4″ fall today before it clears up overnight and we’re back to sunshine tomorrow.  Little black caddis, stoneflies, and a few olives are on the water.  People are finding some rising fish in spots but most are coming to the net on nymphs and streamers.  That should shift in the next week as the hatches intensify.  The release from Cannonsville is 374 cfs.

 

We lost a friend back in the fFall so here's a shot of Stevens from pre Covid times.

We lost our friend Stevens back in the Fall so here’s a shot of him doing what he loved from pre Covid times.

 

John with a rainbow from the weekend.  Marc DeJong photo

John with a rainbow from the weekend. Marc DeJong photo

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 344 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 569 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 232 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 831 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,990 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 539 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 374 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 467 cfs
52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 11, 2021

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Wunderground is calling for just under 1/2″ of rain today.  It looks like the rain will fall all day which is better than a couple brief heavy storms.  It should soak into the round for the most part.  The cloud cover will be nice with the air temp hitting 60 and wind 10 mph from the South.  Yesterday was slower than expected but people managed some fish.  Nymphing and streamers were still the best bets but we have seen more olives over the last few days.  The lower water should warm up faster and push the hatches a bit.

 

Tim Glynn with a nice rainbow in the net

Tim Glynn with a nice rainbow in the net

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 353 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 511 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 706 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,680 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 400 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 435 cfs
55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 10, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped and the West Branch flow at Stilesville shows 396 cfs this morning. Most likely that was done in anticipation of the rain this week adding runoff to the system. The last few warm days have really helped the water temps and most of the system is looking good this morning.  The warm nights really help.  We’ll hit the 70’s today and only drop into the low 50’s overnight.  We should see some cloud cover in the afternoon but no rain until tomorrow.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  It looks like a great fishing day.

 

Brian from City Fly found a nice one yesterday evening

Brian from City Fly found a nice one yesterday evening

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 391 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs
44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 322 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 848 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,980 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 430 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 476 cfs
51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 9, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville was dropped yesterday afternoon and sits at 671 cfs this morning.  It’s going to be cooler today with the air temp hitting 63 degrees.  We will get some cloud cover which we’ve needed the last few days.  Wind will be 10 mph from the South.  We warm up to the 70’s again tomorrow with more sun.  Still a lot of stoneflies and black caddis around so keep an eye for risers.  Otherwise streamers and nymphs have brought the most fish to net.  Nymphing seemed especially productive yesterday.

The water temps are getting better everyday.  We should see good hatches soon.

 

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 653 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 816 cfs
43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 419 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 970 cfs 42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,320 cfs 41°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 466 cfs 41°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 671 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 39°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 528 cfs
42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 8, 2021

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Yesterday was the nicest day of the year so far.  It was almost hot outside in the sun.  Today looks just as nice.  We’ll have sunshine, the air temp will hit 70 degrees, and wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.  We’ll see some clouds push in tomorrow with the chance of a few showers.  Streamers and nymphs are still the best producers but people are catching fish on stoneflies and small caddis too.  The dry fly fishing will improve as the water temperatures climb over the next couple of weeks.

 

Blake was out with Dan Treadwell again yesterday and they found this one

Blake was out with Dan Treadwell again yesterday and they found this one

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 902 cfs
40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs
41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 427 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,610 cfs 44°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 503 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 965 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 39°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 580 cfs
44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 7, 2021

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We have a little rain falling this morning but it should be negligible.  It looks like we have a good day ahead of us with the air temp hitting 68 degrees, some cloud cover, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  That’s a really nice fishing day for early April.  The next few days look beautiful too!  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped slightly to 965 cfs.

 

JC with a stonefly eater yesterday

JC with a stonefly eater yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 902 cfs
40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,170 cfs
41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 443 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,790 cfs 44°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 965 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 39°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 723 cfs
44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 6, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville has been cut back to 1,198 cfs.  Cannonsville Reservoir is at 99.7% so the spill has stopped.  The rivers are still dropping as the runoff subsides.  We’re right around 30 degrees this morning but should hit 60 with some sunshine this afternoon.  More wind from the North today at 10 – 15 mph.  Wunderground shows the wind dropping tomorrow.  That will be a huge help. Most of the fish are still being caught on streamers and nymphs.  There are some stoneflies and caddis on the water so keep your eyes open.

Air temps look great in the 10 day forecast.  We may see some rain towards the end ofthe weekend but chances are good that forecast will change.

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,100 cfs
40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,420 cfs
41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 463 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,180 cfs 44°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 622 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 39°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 723 cfs
44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 5, 2021

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Yesterday turned out to be a nice one.  Good sunshine and the temp approached 60 degrees.  The wind was tough at times but manageable.  It was a nice day on the water.  Today looks a lot like yesterday with sun, warm air temp, and wind.  There were some bugs on the water but nymphing and streamers were still the best producers.  The dry fly fishing should pick up as the water levels drop and temps rise.  The air temps look great all the way into next week.

Blake with a nice one yesterday.  Dan Treadwell photo

Blake with a nice one yesterday. Dan Treadwell photo

 

What’s Hatching:
Early Black / Brown Stone – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciiata, Brachytera sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black Caddis - #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,390 cfs
40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,790 cfs
40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 484 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,340 cfs 42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,670 cfs 42°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 715 cfs 40°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 39°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 811 cfs
42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%

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