Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2021

Jun 19, 2021 No Comments by

We had just enough rain overnight to knock the dust down on the dirt roads but no enough to bump the river flows.  The clouds stuck around most of the afternoon and some decent fish were landed.  Sulphurs and cahills seemed to land most of the fish with a few on olives.  Today we’ll have a bit more sun with a slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm.  The air temp will hit 84 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the West.  Nymphing, swinging wets, and blind casting isonychias and cahills in the riffles are all good bets.  The sulphurs have been coming in the evening but may shift earlier if we get an afternoon thunderstorm.

The Lower East Branch, Mainstem, and Beaverkill at Cooks Falls all peaked just under 70 degrees yesterday. They are starting off warmer today and will peak higher due to the sunshine.  It’s time to give those rivers a break and fish cold water areas.

 

Ed with a good fish yesterday.  Ron Reedy photo

Ed with a good fish yesterday. Ron Reedy photo

Brad in the afternoon.  Steve Shen photo

Brad in the afternoon. Steve Shen photo

Charlie with a good one yesterday.  Jeremy Shurites photo

Kyle with a good one yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 514 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 562 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 319 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,150 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 157 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 222 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 18, 2021

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We’re coming off another cool night.  The air temp should climb to 80 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon.  Wind will be from the South 5 – 10 mph.  Any rainfall should be negligible.  Yesterday seemed to fish like a more normal sunny day with some sporadic action early and decent activity once the sun dropped.  Nymph and swing wets to fill in the gaps.  Some people are finding fish early on spinners and olives before the sun hits the water.

The Lower East Branch, Mainstem, and Beaverkill at Cooks Falls all peaked at or close to 70 degrees yesterday.  It’s time to give those rivers a break and fish cold water areas.

Bob with a good fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Bob with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 514 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 565 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 327 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,160 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 162 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 243 cfs
61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 17, 2021

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We had quite a few reports of good sulphur hatches during the wind and sun mid afternoon yesterday.  That was much earlier than expected.  The wind made it tough but fish were landed.  There was a smaller mix if cahills and sulphurs as the sun dropped in the evening.  The dark blue sedges came out towards dark as usual.  We’re coming off a cold night and most of the river temps are started off a couple of degrees colder than yesterday.  We’ll hit the low 70’s today with sunshine and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.

Dan with a nice rainbow yesterday afternoon.  Steve Shen photo

Dan with a nice rainbow yesterday afternoon. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 572 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 357 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,220 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 178 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 283 cfs
60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 97.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2021

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We didn’t get enough rain yesterday to bump any of the river flows but we did keep the cloud cover most of the day.  More rain probably would have pushed the hatching earlier but fish were landed.  We’re coming off a cool night so the water temps dropped throughout the system. That’s definitely a bonus.  today should be sunny, 69 degrees, with wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.  The overnight air temp should drop to 45 degrees.  Cahills, isos, sulphurs, tan caddis, and dark blue sedges should cover most of what you’ll see.

 

Geoff with a nice one yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Geoff with a nice one yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotreta sp.
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 412 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 207 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 354 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.5%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 15, 2021

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Most of the thunderstorms forecasted for yesterday afternoon slid South of us as usual.  The Beaverkill and West Branch above Walton have slight bumps in flows this morning.  There was some action during the rain and some cahills after but a lot of the sulphurs came towards evening.  Wunderground is calling for a high of 67, cloud cover with a some rain, wind form the north 10 – 15 mph. The rainfall should be negligible at .13″.  Wunderground hasn’t exactly been nailing the forecast lately but hopefully we see the clouds. There has been some activity in the mornings.  If we do get a little rain the bugs may come early.  If it passes us and the sun sticks around nymphing will be your best bet until evening.  The dark blue sedges in #14 have been coming out in good numbers at dark too.

 

What’s Hatching:

Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Brown Drake – #10 – E. simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 462 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 246 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 423 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 14, 2021

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We had a heavy mist here on the lower West Branch yesterday but most of the rain seems to have missed us.  The cloud cover and little rain we received did help the bugs and people found fish eating earlier in the day.  Blue wing olives, sulphurs, and cahills were the most talked about flies.  The sun came out in the afternoon (not part of Wunderground’s forecast) and pushed things back to evening.  Everything is dry this morning so the overnight thunderstorms missed us too. The Beaverkill did get a little rain that bumped the flow but it has already dropped back.  If Wunderground is correct today we have a 50% chance of rain totaling just under 1/4″.  A mix of clouds and sun, 75 degrees, and wind 5 – 10 from the South.

It won’t take much sunshine to heat up the Mainstem, Lower East Branch, and Beaverkill so it’s time to check the water temps with a thermometer before you fish those rivers.

Art releasing a good fish yesterday.

Art releasing a good fish yesterday.

Mike found one in the sunshine.  Daniel Williamson photo

Mike found one in the sunshine. Daniel Williamson photo

John found some yesterday

John found some yesterday

What’s Hatching:

Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Brown Drake – #10 – E. simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 208 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 446 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,410 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 215 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 300 cfs
67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 13, 2021

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We have good cloud cover this morning.  It sounds like our best chance of rain is now in the afternoon.  It looks like .09″ total.  The air temp will be in the high 70’s and wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  There is a chance of some thunderstorms in the afternoon and overnight.  We’ve had a lot of sun lately so today’s cloud cover could make for an interesting day.  Hopefully the sulphurs and cahills come earlier in the afternoon.  It’s definitely a good day to have your blue wing olives handy.  Psilotreta caddis are everywhere in the evenings.

 

What’s Hatching:

Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Brown Drake – #10 – E. simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 416 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,380 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 209 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 317 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 12, 2021

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We’re starting off this morning cool with good cloud cover and a chance of a shower.  The sun may break through in the afternoon but anything is better than the full bright sun we’ve been dealing with a lot this June.  The air temp will hit 74 degrees with light winds.  Overall it sounds like a good day to be on the water.  The bugs have been late on the sunny days so hopefully the cloud cover and potential light rain pushes them early today.  If no blind casting cahills in the riffles has worked wel for some people.  Otherwise nymphing or swinging wets is your best bet until the sulphur and cahills start hatching.

The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem will be too hot to fish today.  The water temps peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  Please give these rivers a break and fish the cold water areas.

 

Theo releasing a nice fish yesterday

Theo releasing a nice fish yesterday

What’s Hatching:

Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Brown Drake – #10 – E. simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 436 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,420 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 217 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 343 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 11, 2021

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It’s going to be cooler today with the air temp reaching 76 degrees.  Mostly sunshine with wind 5 – 10 from the south.  Yesterday sounded like a mixed bag with some people finding fish early and others not until the sulphurs came as the sun dropped.  The dark blue sedges offered some fishing during the day but a lot of them came in the evening too.  Blind casting cahills and big charcoal caddis patterns in the riffles could be a good option during the day.  Otherwise nymphing during the day with sulphur action in the evening.

The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem will be too hot to fish today.  The water temps peaked over 70 degrees yesterday.  Please give these rivers a break and fish the cold water areas.

What’s Hatching:

Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Brown Drake – #10 – E. simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 687 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 484 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,580 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 239 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 410 cfs
67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 10, 2021

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The runoff is subsiding and the West Branch at Hale Eddy flow is back to the 750 cfs range.  We didn’t even get enough rain yesterday to knock the dust down on the roads.  People did well on streamers in the morning but the bite dropped off when the sun really popped out and the river cleared.  Today will be much cooler hitting 84 degrees with light and variable wind.  It will be mostly sunshine.  We should see the nighttime temp drop into the mid 50’s. That should help the water temps a little.

The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem will be too hot to fish today.  The water temps peaked at or over 70 degrees yesterday and are starting off warmer this morning.  Please give these rivers a break and fish the cold water areas.

Jeremy Shurites with a nice one yesterday.  Photo by Mike DacCurzio

Jeremy Shurites with a nice one yesterday. Photo by Mike DacCurzio

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl –  M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Brown Drake – #10 – E. simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Grannom Fly – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp. just a few left
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 779 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 553 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,850 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 274 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 549 cfs
67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 9, 2021

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One of the mid afternoon thunderstorms hit us bringing some heavy rain to some areas.  The rivers came up but the flow at Hale Eddy is already dropping.  The West Branch is off color but it is fishable.  It should clear up as the flow drops.  The flow at Stilesville didn’t budge so the color should be coming in from Oquaga Creek down.  We have a chance of some thunderstorms this afternoon but it looks like less than .05″ of rain.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.  A lot of yesterday’s storms slid south of us so we got lucky.  Keep an eye on the Stilesville gauge in case we begin to spill.

 

Hale Eddy

Hale Eddy

 

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl –  M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Brown Drake – #10 – E. simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Grannom Fly – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp. just a few left
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,090 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 622 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,730 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 319 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 524 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions June 8, 2021

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It seemed like most of yesterday’s thunderstorms slid south of us.  We had clouds and could see the lightening in the distance but we didn’t get a drop of rain.  Today we have a better chance of some rain with Wunderground giving us an 88% chance of seeing some storms.  It will be cooler today at 81 degrees and the wind will be light.  The Beaverkill desperately needs some rain so hopefully we get hit.  The release from Cannonsville was dropped back slightly to 500 cfs again.

The lower East Branch, lower Beaverkill, and Mainstem will be too hot to fish today.  The water temps peaked at or over 70 degrees yesterday and are starting off warmer this morning.  Please give these rivers a break and fish the cold water areas.

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl –  M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Green Drake – #8-2xl – E. guttalata
Brown Drake – #10 – E. simulans
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), invaria
Pink Lady – #14 – E. vitreus (female)
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Grannom Fly – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp. just a few left
Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 521 cfs
45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 584 cfs 67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,570 cfs 68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 284 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 393 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

 

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