Delaware River Report / Conditions July 27, 2021

Jul 27, 2021 No Comments by

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped again.  The flow at Stilesville is 686 cfs and falling as of 6 am.  There are definitely a lot more wade opportunities now and it’s still decent for floating.  Sulphurs, Isonychias, and olives are still the main mayflies on the water.  Nymphs and streamers put some fish in the net too.  Match your nymph sizes to naturals.  The daytime activity has be in the colder water sections.  We may see a little rain today so hopefully that pushes all of the bugs a little earlier.  Today is going to be warm hitting 87 degrees.  Wind from the North 5 – 10 mph. There will be some isolated thunderstorms but it’s hard to predict if we’ll get hit.  Bring a raincoat.

 

The release from Cannonsville has been cut

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped.

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 686 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 944 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 466 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,550 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 437 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 710 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 606 cfs
65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 26, 2021

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The West Branch flow at Stilesville is 990 cfs and falling this morning.  The release hotline says 1,066 cfs but that hasn’t matched the gauge in a long time.  The East Branch flow at Harvard is 577 cfs and falljng slowly.  That definitely opens up more wade opportunities on both rivers.  Overall the weekend fished well with a combo of dry fly fishing and streamer fishing.  The streamer fishing may slow down a little as the water drops but nymphing areas will become more defined.  The sulphurs, isonychias, and olives should hatch like normal.  Mid day in the coldest water and evening on the lower river sections.  Especially since we’ll see quite a bit of sun today. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.

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What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 990 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,350 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 577 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,270 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 515 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,000 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 790 cfs
65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 25, 2021

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The flow at Stilesville is 1,380 cfs and dropping slowly this morning.  We had a little rain overnight but only enough to wet the ground.  We may see another shower this morning but it will be a non event for the flows.  Wading is still not recommended on the tailwaters but it is getting better.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are at good levels for that.  We should keep the clouds for most of the day.  Yesterday people had another mix of success between streamers, nymphs, and dry flies.  The bright sun made it tougher but fish were landed.  Day time dry fly fishing is better closer to the dam while the lower river sections turn on in the evening.  Sulphurs, olives, and Isonychias.  Have a few cahills too.  Normal July fishing.

Jake found some happy fish yesterday

Jake found some happy fish yesterday

 

Marc with a brown yesterday.  And one hell of a hat!

Marc with a brown yesterday. And one hell of a hat!

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,380 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,840 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 780 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,510 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,890 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 564 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,300 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 811 cfs
65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 24, 2021

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The flows dropped throughout the system yesterday but the best wading is still on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc Rivers.  The West Branch at Stilesville seems to be steady at 1,480 cfs.  It looks like it’s just leveling out. That gauge usually reads 50 – 100 cfs less than the actual release.  Yesterday fished the way we expected with a mix of streamers and dry flies.  Isonychias, olive, sulphurs, and even a few cahills were out there.  Water temps stayed decent on all the rivers yesterday opening up a lot of choices.  It sounded like people caught some fish no matter where they went.  We warm up today with a high of 82 degrees, sunshine, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

 

Peter with a nice one yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Peter with a nice one yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

Gary found some fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Gary found some fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,480 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,070 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,090 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,830 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,640 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 660 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 957 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 23, 2021

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The West and East Branches are still too high to wade with the combination spill and releases.  They are clear and good for floating.  The freestone flows have dropped so there are wade opportunities on the Willowemoc and Beaverkill.  Streamers will be a good choice this weekend but there will be dry fly opportunities.  Olives, Isonychias, and sulphurs should be hatching in the afternoon through the evening. The fish on top will be on edges and slow sections.  The high water spreads the bugs out so be patient if the fish aren’t steady.  We are also clear enough to nymph.  No rain in today’s forecast.  We’ll hit 77 degrees with sunshine.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,630 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,390 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,400 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,200 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,570 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 772 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,160 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 22, 2021

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Cannonsville is now spilling.  The flow at Stilesville is 1,600 cfs.  Overall the runoff has dropped and the rivers flows throughout the system are down quite a bit from yesterday.  Wading still is not an option.  Some of the small streams in the headwaters may offer some opportunity.  The clarity has improved a lot since yesterday morning.  Enough that if there are bugs the fish will eat.  Most people will opt for streamers today as their best bet.  We’ll have sunshine, wind 5 – 10 from the North, and hit 75 degrees.  We don’t see any rain in the forecast for the next few days.

 

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,610 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,760 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,890 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,950 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,960 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 986 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,490 cfs
63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.4%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 21, 2021

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We were hit by more thunderstorms last night and all of the river flows are up this morning. Hale Eddy looks like it’s peaking over 4,000 cfs and is off color.  Cannonsville is not spilling yet so Stilesville is still at 1,400 cfs.  Pepacton is spilling.  Wading is not an option.  Throwing streamers from a boat is the best option.  Luckily the next few days look dry so hopefully the rivers will drop and clear a bit.  We had some Isonychias and olives on the lower West last night and some of the fish were getting on them.  That should pick back up once the flows drop.

 

The flow at Hale Eddy has peaked.  Hopefully we don't get anymore rain.

The flow at Hale Eddy has peaked. Hopefully we don’t get anymore rain.

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,400 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4,380 cfs
58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,390 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,460 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,020 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,400 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,340 cfs
65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.4%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 20, 2021

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The West Branch flow at Stilesville is a steady 1,400 cfs.   The gauge is off a bit but all that matters is that it’s steady.  No spill from Cannonsville.  Pepacton is spilling a bit.  The rivers are dropping slowly as the runoff subsides.  Wading is still not a great option.  The West Branch has some color in it but it is definitely clear enough to fish.  Most people will be throwing streamers but it is clear enough for fish to eat dry flies.  If the bugs are there fish will eat them.  We’ll have sunshine today with a chance of a stray shower.  We may see 1/4″ of rain overnight.

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,400 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,240 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,000 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,670 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,150 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,350 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,000 cfs
65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.6%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 19, 2021

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The West Branch at Stilesville shows a steady 1,400 cfs this morning.  So it’s high, clear, and not spilling. People are getting out a bit up there but it’s really tough at this level.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy is 2,860 cfs and dropping.  There is color in the water but it looks much, much better than it did yesterday.  On the graph it looks like the East Branch is spilling.  Wading is not recommended anywhere.  You will see people trying it.  Use your best judgement.

We shouldn’t see any additional rain today and tomorrow so the rivers should continue to clear and drop.

 

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,400 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,860 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,450 cfs 60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,440 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 10,300 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,240 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,310 cfs
65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 18, 2021

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All of the river flows are way up this morning.  The Beaverkill  is over 5,000 cfs, the East Branch at Fishs Eddy is over 10,000 cfs, and the West Branch at Hale Eddy is just under 3,000 cfs.  There is some big water out there.  The feeder streams are adding a lot of water below hale so keep that in mind.  All of the rivers are going to be off color. It looks like Pepacton is spilling and Cannonsville is very close.  Stilesville is steady around 1,400 this morning.  Keep an eye on the gauge if you are up there in case the spill begins.  While not ideal at 1,400 cfs that is the only place there is a shot at wading today. Definitely not ideal.   If you do it be careful and watch for rising water.

 

Daniel found one before the rivers came up yesterday

Daniel found one before the rivers came up yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,380 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,880 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,430 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 10,400 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 12,400 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 5,110 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,880 cfs
67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 17, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville was increased yesterday and the flow at Stilesville is 1,380 cfs.  There are a few spots you can wade at this level but be careful.  The increased release is probably to help mitigate the potential spill.  Both Cannonsville and Pepacton are getting close to 100% capacity.  Today sounds like every other day for the last two weeks.  The morning will be cloudy.  We have a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.  Rainfall should be 1/4″, wind 5 – 10 from the south, high of 83 degrees.  We may see some additional rain overnight.  The increased release will cool the lower West a bit.  Today sounds like another bwo day with some sulphurs and isonychias in the mix.

Moon floats are always a good time!

Moon floats are always a good time!

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,380 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,900 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,160 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,040 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,720 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 767 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 987 cfs
67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 16, 2021

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The water levels are still falling throughout the system as the runoff subsides.  The release from Cannonsville remains the same over 700 cfs.  The cold release and cloud cover should keep the West Branch in good shape today. We’re back in the pattern of potential afternoon thunderstorms.  We should have clouds early with the chance of storms starting around 2 pm.  Hopefully they miss us.  There is still a lot of water coming into the reservoirs so keep an eye on the Downsville and Stilesville gauges for potential spill over the next few days.  Blue Wing Olives, sulphurs, isonychias, and some cahills will cover most of the mayflies.  We’ve been seeing some tan caddis lately too so carry a few of those.

 

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 722 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,210 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 914 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,490 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 956 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 725 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,260 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

 

 

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