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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 29, 2018

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All the rivers in the system still have some runoff pushing through this morning.  The West Branch is in good shape and looks good out front.  It was off color most of yesterday but fishable.  There were fish landed on streamers and dry flies.  Oquaga Creek was pushing a lot of silt so anyone above that had clear, low water in Stilesville.  Dark streamers seemed to produce the best but caddis, sulphurs, and cahills were hatching in the evening.  The river is much clearer this morning and is at 721 cfs and falling at Hale Eddy. The air temp will begin to climb today as we enter another heat wave.  Streamers are still a viable option today and there are Pseudos on the door this morning.  Most of the mayflies came in the evening but the caddis should be active in the sunshine.

Samantha with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Andrew Zmijewski

Samantha with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Andrew Zmijewski

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 721 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 982 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,340 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 427 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 462 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 28, 2018

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The rain fell on and off for most of yesterday.  We topped it off with a couple of thunderstorms overnight.  All of the rivers are up a bit but still low enough to wade.  The West Branch has some color but it is fishable and there are already a few people out there.  The cooler air temps, rain, and cloud cover helped the water temps drop throughout the system.  We should see a little more rain today but the total will be less than 1/4″.  Winds will be 5 – 10 mph from the West.  The flows should level out and begin to drop this afternoon.  The West Branch usually clears quickly.  The West Branch above Oquaga Creek has barely bumped and is clear and cold.  It looks like a great day to start off throwing streamers in the morning and look for rising fish in the afternoon.  Cahills, sulphurs, and olives should make up the bulk of the menu.  If the wind forecast is correct the caddis should be active too.

 

The West Branch flow above Oquaga Creek is steady

The West Branch flow above Oquaga Creek is steady

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 773 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 292 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 663 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 234 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 27, 2018

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Yesterday’s sun delayed most of the mayflies from hatching until later in the day. We saw sulphurs, caddis and small olives during the evening hours. There were also several species of spinners out there, some on the water and even more in the air. The forecast today is calling for showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. It’ll be cloudy and cooler which will help the afternoon fishing. The lower East Branch and Main Stem are starting out warm this morning. Make sure to check the water temperatures with a thermometer throughout the day.

Theo

Theo with a nice brown on a sunny day. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 481 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 332 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 934 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 129 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 142 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 26, 2018

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Yesterday morning’s clouds gave way to sun and wind. The river levels have dropped back after Sunday’s thunderstorms and are clear. The wind kept the bugs off the water early in the day but once it dropped there were good numbers of caddis, cahill spinners and sulphurs. There will be plenty of sun today. Look for fish in the shade or eating caddis. Be ready once the sun drops behind the hills.

Iso spinner

Starting to see these guys outside the shop.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1130 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 154 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 228 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 25, 2018

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Yesterday we had thunderstorms throughout the day which brought some much needed rain into the system. Flows on the West Branch are up slightly this morning but dropping back. The East Branch and Main Stem levels are still rising as of this morning. The rivers are clear and easily wadeable, plus floating is still an option. We’re seeing a mix of sulphurs, cahills, olives and caddis out there. Today will start off cloudy but the sun will be out later in the day.

Bruce

Bruce with another nice brown in the dark.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 389 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 473 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1290 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 211 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 264 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 24, 2018

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The forecasted rain yesterday came earlier than they predicted. While most of it soaked into the ground, there was a small bump in the flows but didn’t cloud up the streams. It was a much cooler day with plenty of clouds and the water temperatures dropped back across the system. We saw cahills, sulphurs, caddis and small olives on the water. Swinging wet fly variations of those mayflies was productive earlier in the day in the riffles. Today looks slightly warmer, but with some light rain and thundershowers in the mix.

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Dave landed a nice brown on a cloudy afternoon.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 481 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 344 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1030 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 124 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 23, 2018

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Today looks like a good fishing day.  The air temp should peak around 64 degrees, some light rain, clouds, and winds around 5 – 10 mph.  We may see a thundershower but the total precip. should be under 1/4″.  Yesterday was another mix of clouds and sun.  There was some hatching early and again in the evening.  Sulphurs, cahills, caddis, and a few tiny olives.  Mid day some people were able to find fish eating caddis.  Blind casting March Browns and cahills  will still bring up some fish in the riffles.  We are seeing some isonychias but a lot of them are crawling out on the rocks in the lower water levels. Between the isonychias and caddis out there a good wet fly fisher should do well.

 

Bruce Miller doing a little night fishing last night

Bruce Miller doing some night fishing last night

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 460 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 312 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 925 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 122 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 85.3 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 22, 2018

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Yesterday was mix of clouds and sun for part of the morning giving way to sunshine in the afternoon.  There were fish eating caddis and left over spinners in the morning.  Mid day fished best with streamers and nymphs.  Find a long riffle and really work it to find the fish.  In the evening the caddis returned and some sulphurs were hatching.  Most of the fish we landed came on caddis and cahill spinners.  We are still seeing enough big bugs to fish them but the hatches are definitely transitioning.  Today is going to be cooler and we may see some clouds push in during the afternoon.  The weekend looks great with rain both Saturday and Sunday.  The forecast is calling for less than 1/4″ each day so that will soak right into the ground.  The rain and clouds could help the hatches come earlier and last longer offering some better mid day dry fly activity.

 

Ron with a nice dry fly fish yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Ron with a nice dry fly fish yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 460 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 319 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 944 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 129 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 91.4 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 21, 2018

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Found: Set of car keys in the water at Balls Eddy.  If you’ve lost a set there drop us an email at flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com

Yesterday’s cooler air temp and cloud cover helped keep the water temps in check on the West Branch.  We had about 30 seconds of rain that didn’t even have a chance to soak into the ground.  Caddis seemed active for most of the day offering some dry fly activity.  There were some sulphurs and cahill mixed in and we are seeing just enough of the big bugs hatching to keep them on the list.  There have been some olives in the morning before the sun hits the water.  Today will be warmer and brighter than yesterday.  There should be some active caddis during the day but bring the nymph rigs to work the riffles until evening just in case there is a mid day lull.  There are some spinners over Homepool this morning so if you head out early you may get lucky in some of the big pools before the sun hits them.

 

The West Branch is staying cool

The West Branch is staying cool

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 464 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 336 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 972 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 103 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 20, 2018

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Yesterday started off with a little cloud cover but gave way by mid morning to bright sun and wind.  The wind dropped in the evening.  The best dry fly fishing was early and late in the day.  Sulphurs, olives, and caddis made up the bulk of the hatches although a few drakes came off towards dark.  There were really, really,  good caddis flights right around dark.  Mid day nymphed well in the lower water.  The bugs are still active so the fish are still finding them between hatches.  We have a great change in the weather day – we will be way cooler than we have been.  Wunderground shows us with clouds, light winds, and an air temp of 73.  That sounds really nice after the late Summer conditions we’ve had lately.  The lower East Branch, Mainstem, and lower Beaverkill all got too hot to fish yesterday.  The lower West Branch in Hancock heated up as well.  The cooler temps and clouds will help but it’s time to fish with your thermometer.  If the forecast holds the cooler weather and periods of light rain over the weekend will help out a lot.

 

Dave with a mid day rainbow.  Photo by Steve Shen

Dave with a mid day rainbow. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs 70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,130 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 146 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 126 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2018

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While we had the bright sun and hot temps yesterday there was just enough wind and clouds coming through to keep it reasonably comfortable in the shade.   It felt great standing next to the cold river.  There were some fish eating olives in the morning before the sun really hit the water.  Once the sun was up it was a nymphing wet fly game until evening.  In the evening it’s still a mix of sulphurs, cahills, olives, caddis, and a few march browns and gray foxes.  There have been some Isonychias around but we haven’t seen great numbers of them yet.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped back to 415 cfs.  The Mainstem, Lower East Branch, and lower Beaverkill all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  Stick to the West Branch or Upper East Branch to protect the fish and find the best hatching.  Today is going to be in the high 70’s with sun.  We did get a little rain overnight but it soaked right into the ground.

 

Even the spiders on the Delaware like th elittle olives

Even the spiders on the Delaware like the  little olives

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 383 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 477 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 370 cfs 71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,130 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 156 cfs 70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 415 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 173 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 665 cfs.  The timing looks like it was done to help cool the Mainstem during today’s heat.  Wunderground has us peaking around 88 degrees today with a little over 1/4″ of rain.  That’s a lower temp and more rain than the forecast was originally calling for.  The forecast is calling for scattered thunderstorms so they will either hit us or hit 20 miles away. Definitely pack a raincoat just in case.  It will be a hot one until the storms push through so bring a lot of water on the river.  Nymphing and swinging wets was the best bet for most of yesterday until the sun started dropping.  By late afternoon we started seeing caddis mixed with a few sulphurs.  Cahills and a few Green Drakes made a brief appearance and the sulphurs were picking up at dark.  Most of our dry fly fish ate a #16 tan cornfed caddis.

 

Zack with his first fly rod fish!  Photo by Steve Shen

Zack with his first fly rod fish! Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
March Brown #10-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox #12-2xl –  Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. fuscum)
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Eperorus vitreus
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #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 677 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 698 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 357 cfs 68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,220 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 156 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 665 cfs  Chart 4E on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 101 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.6%

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