Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/23/10

Aug 23, 2010 1 Comment by

The Release from Cannonsville reservoir has been cut to 394 cfs; most likely do to yesterday’s rain.  Flows for the moment are still floatable, but keep an eye on dropping water levels over the next few days.  River has stayed relatively clean despite all the rain, but has some definite color to it.  Yesterday the West Branch was fishing well with great hatches of small Olives and a good streamer bite as well.  The Main Stem has been fishing okay, but is likely off color from the rapid rise in water levels coming from the East Branch.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 704  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229  cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 923 cfs @ 65º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2110 cfs @ 62º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2210 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 58.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 394 cfs
FLIES:
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Heptagenia hebe) Size 18-22
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
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

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One Response to “Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 8/23/10”

  1. delawareriverclub says:

    “Off color” water usually mean a greenish or very light brown tint to it. “Muddy water” easy to notice, it looks like chocolate milk. Stained would be anything that is not a “gin clear”. I think “stained” and “off colored” can be interchangeable in a lot of cases.