Archive for Uncategorized

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 10, 2014

Jun 10, 2014 Comments Off by

We had good cloud cover for the most part yesterday but the bugs didn’t cooperate like we expected.  There were enough fish working to keep it interesting.  The evenings have been fishing well and a lot of action happens right at dark and into the night.  There are still some Green Drakes around with the Coffin Flies coming at night.  Sulphurs are providing the most consistent fishing at this point and we are having our best success with a half and half emerger pattern.  The weather looks good again today with some clouds and maybe a thunderstorm.  We are on a warming trend with our air temps so hopefully some of these T storms drop some rain on us.

Hatching:

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Slate Drakes #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

 

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 547 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 746 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 403 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 9, 2014

Jun 09, 2014 Comments Off by

While we had clouds for most of yesterday we actually had fewer bugs.  The fish were happier though and we saw more consistent risers during the day.  A lot of bugs came off in the dark and the fish responded.  The front that moved in also dropped the air temperature which usually means slower bug activity.  Today looks good for fishing with some clouds, maybe a few quick storms, and air temps in the 70’s.  Last night’s rain was helpful but most of it was soaked right into the ground.  The Beaverkill  is still rising slightly this morning but looks fine on the USGS graph.

Joel finishing the day.  Photo by Jeff White

Joel finishing the day. Photo by Jeff White

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 552 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 585 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,270 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 305 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2014

Jun 08, 2014 Comments Off by

The bright sun for most of the day made the fish very shy and the fishing very tough.  There were a lot of one and two time risers that never seemed to come back up.  There was an okay mix of Green Drakes, Stenos, small olives, and sulphurs but the fish never really got going until the sun dropped.  Once the sun left the water the fish found the sulphurs and played nice right into dark.  Some spots had coffin flies and other spots were all sulphur duns.  The weather looks a little better for today with some clouds rolling in late afternoon and some showers tonight with a 1/4 inch of rain.

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 529 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 608 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,270 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 302 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 7, 2014

Jun 07, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday fished well from the afternoon on- lots of Gray Fox, some March Browns, Green Drakes, and Sulphurs.  The fish were looking up- even if they weren’t steady they were catch-able if you could mark them and be patient.  The system has cleared after the rain earlier in the week and everything is now wadeable and in good shape.  We have some sun predicted for today with temps around 80 degrees.  Nymphing may be the best bet during the day until we get some shade on the river or the sun drops in the late afternoon.

Nick with a nice rainbow in the dark.  Photo by Steve Shen

Nick with a nice rainbow in the dark. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 543 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 700 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,490 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 368 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 6, 2014

Jun 06, 2014 Comments Off by

The weatherman was wrong again but at least this time it was in our favor.  Instead of sun all afternoon the clouds rolled in and just stayed.  That made the bugs and the fish happier than they’ve been during the day in a while.  Nymphing was decent but there were fish on top eating March Browns, Gray Fox, and the odd Green Drake dun.  A few sulphurs mixed in for good measure.  The coffin flies are in the air but no one here saw them hit the water in decent numbers yet.  Today looks like sun with some wind.  The Beaverkill, Lower East Branch, and Mainstem are all clearing nicely.  The West Branch avoided the color completely and is great shape this morning.

Keep and eye out for these throughout the system

Keep and eye out for these throughout the system

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 552 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 877 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,730 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 492 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 5, 2014

Jun 05, 2014 Comments Off by

We had some more rain this morning.  The Mainstem and Lower East Branch both have some color but the West Branch looks good.  Most of the color seems to be coming off the Beaverkill / Willowemoc.  The color seemed to get the fish interested in streamers in some areas which was a nice change of pace.  The fish seemed interested in feeding on top in both the clear water and the dirty water to a mix of March Browns, Gray Fox, Green Drakes, Sulphurs, and tan Caddis.

 

Dick with a Mainstem brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Dick with a Mainstem brown yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 869 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,780 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 484 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 4, 2014

Jun 04, 2014 Comments Off by

Looking at the USGS graphs this morning it seems most of the thunderstorms found the Beaverkill and missed us here on the West Branch.  There are reports the Beaverkill is off color.  Walton received some water and is dropping from 568 cfs this morning- Cannonsville is currently at 98.6% so I don’t expect any spill from these storms.  The flow at Hale Eddy is bouncing around form periods of rain but doesn’t seem significant.  Today looks like another warm and sunny day with some clouds coming in during the evening.  Fish should be working in the shaded areas.  Grey Fox, March Browns, Green Drakes, and tan caddis have all worked well.  We are also just beginning to see a few Brown Drakes and some of the large, early Isonychias.

 

Young found success with a March Brown Spinner photo by Steve Shen

Young found success with a March Brown Spinner last night  photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,930 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,410 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,130 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 3, 2014

Jun 03, 2014 Comments Off by

The bright sun during the day hurt the rising activity again.  There were some fish eating caddis and the occasional March Brown/Gray Fox during the day but nymphing was definitely more productive.  We had a few clouds roll in and out but not enough to make a huge difference.  There were a lot of bugs on the water at dark, pretty much any kind you could think of.  The trick became figuring out which one they were eating.  Today looks warm, humid, with a few thunderstorms mixed in which should help the fishing.

Dead Spinners on the West Branch

Dead Spinners on the West Branch

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 547 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 585 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,230 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 262 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 2, 2014

Jun 02, 2014 Comments Off by

The bright sun has made the mid day dryfly fishing sporadic.  There have been some fish working but you need to be patient and cover them well on the first shot.  Nymphing has been decent throughout the day in the riffles.  The evenings have been fishing well once the sun drops enough to put some shade on the water.  Look for a mix of March Browns, Gray Fox, Tan Caddis, Sulphurs, and maybe a few Green Drakes.  We were in jackets last night and the temp dropped but today is going to feel like Summer.

Brown Drakes should offer some fishing soon!

Brown Drakes should offer some fishing soon!

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 556 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 585 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 274 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions June 1, 2014

Jun 01, 2014 Comments Off by

June 1st and we’re wearing fleece this morning.  That’s great news for the water temps.  The daytime highs are going to start climbing and it will feel like Summer soon enough.  Stilesville dropped again which is not ideal for sunny days- the water will warm quicker now until we get rain or the release is increased.  Nymphing will be the best option during the day in the sunshine.  Look for risers in the shade and then the top water action should pick up as the sun drops.  We’ve had okay action on caddis during the day in some pools and a mix of Gray Fox, March Browns, and Stenos in the evening.  As of 8 am this morning the release line has not been updated.  The way I interpret the FFMP we should have 500 cfs coming out of Cannonsville.

 

Ian with a nice one.  Photo by Steve Shen

Ian with a nice one. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Small Dark Hendrickson #16 – E. X

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

 

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 388 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 464 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 638 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 300 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 Comments Off by

The current release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 401 cfs.  The temperatures seem to be holding but all the rivers are low- perfect for wading.  Today looks sunny and warm with some rain and clouds rolling in this evening.  The have been some Sulphurs and Green Drakes but the majority of the hatching is still March Browns, Gray Fox, and caddis.  Crazy year- we still have small Hendricksons on the West Branch.  If the sun is bright today look for caddis in the riffles during the day and hopefully a spinner fall tonight.

Suers

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Small Dark Hendrickson #16 – E. X

Green Drake #8-2xl E. Guttalata

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

 

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 400 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 687 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,370 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 327 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more

Delaware River Report / Conditions May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday was spinner day.  There were enough spinners on the water for an hour or two that your biggest problem was getting the fish to eat your fly.  Too many bugs sounds good.  We mostly ran into small Hendricksons, some March Browns, Gray Fox, and a few sulphurs in areas.  The rusty spinner imitating the Hendrickson spinner was the key.  The release from Cannonsville is 528 cfs.  The entire system is wadeable.  We should be in the 70’s today with some mild winds and some sun- if you believe the weatherman.

5-30rs

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Small Dark Hendrickson #16 – E. X

Dark Hendrickson #14 – E. Subvaria

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 249 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 760 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 356 cfs @ N/A

Uncategorized Read more