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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2012

Another misty, cloudy, cool day yesterday, and that’s exactly what we’re waking up to as well. The rivers continued to drop and clear throughout the day yesterday, but the slight precipitation helped to slow that fall considerably. The west saw some good Pseudo activity during the day, as well as some decent flushes of Isos and Stenos (Light Cahills) throughout the day as well. The fish are getting a bit more steady/reliable as they adjust to the ‘new’ water level. The East and Main were still a bit too off-color for decent dry-fly action yesterday, mostly likely the result of the mud coming in from the Beaverkill. Things can only get better as air temperatures improve, and cloud cover stays around. We’re looking a possibly a fantastic weekend, which we’ll need if this hurricane decides to head our way early next week!

Nice close up of a Main Stem ‘Bow. Photo: Jeff White

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL & #12 & #14

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18 (waning)

Pseudocloeon– Tiny BWO- #22-26

Stenonema stenocron(et al) – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (sporadic when cloudy)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 146 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 485 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 407 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 2,180 cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 3,190 cfs @ 53º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,140 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 64.3% – 150 CFS release

Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2012

It was dark. It was gloomy. It was even rainy at times. So yesterday was a great day to stay the hell inside and find a nice soup for lunch. That being said, it was also a pretty good streamer day judging by the folks I talked to, and the river did clear up quite a bit during the day yesterday. The misty rainy weather did have the nice bonus effect of keeping the water levels steady – good for those of you looking to float! I would guess we are pushing between 800 and 900 cfs here at the club, and the tributaries are still going strong.  We’re looking at another dark and dreary day like yesterday, so olives could absolutely be exploding out there on the water. If this storm stays away from us this weekend, we could definitely see this season go out with a bang!

Good friend of the shop Jeff Moore caught this colored-up female below Home Pool this past weekend. He apologized for taking a cell phone shot. As good a photog as he is, apology necessary and accepted. Photo: Jeff Moore

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL & #12 & #14

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Pseudocloeon– Tiny BWO- #22-26

Stenonema stenocron(et al) – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Ephemerella invaria – Large Sulphurs / Light Cahills – #14 (waning)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (sporadic when cloudy)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 150 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 570 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 443 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 2,370 cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 3,500 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,190 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 63.5% – 150 CFS release

Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2012

Where was this rain in September when we really wanted/needed it? That being said, we definitely had a jump in flows, and it looked like the West Branch got the better of it for a change We crested a little bit over 800 cfs last night, and we are now dropping quickly. The rain was expected, but it wasn’t expected to dump as much as it did. The East and the Beaverkill came up slightly, and likely haven’t colored up too much – out front it looks a bit off color, but the low light this morning is making it difficult to tell exactly how turbid it really is, other than saying it’s definitely not chocolate milk, but certainly has visible staining. Great for streamers early on, and hopefully for dries if it continues to clear. We’re looking at a bit of a warm up today (Low 60s) so that will definitely help the bug situation, so long as the predicted showers remain just that – passing showers.

See? Hard to tell. Photo: Bart Larmouth

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL & #12 & #14

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Pseudocloeon– Tiny BWO- #22-26

Stenonema stenocron(et al) – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Ephemerella invaria – Large Sulphurs / Light Cahills – #14 (waning)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (sporadic when cloudy)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 150 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 676 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 507 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 2,740 cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 3,970 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,350 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 62.5% – 150 CFS release

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