Delaware River Report / Conditions September 10, 2021

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Yesterday’s cloud cover helped push the bugs and we did see Pseudos earlier in the afternoon.  Towards dark there were some Heptagenias and flying ants mixed in as well.  It was a good evening of dry fly fishing.  Before the evening it was spottier on top so most people nymphed or were swinging wets.  There were a few spots they were eating on top early so if you see bugs and no fish eating don’t be afraid to move.  Today will be 68 degrees with more sunshine. wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.

 

Jim found a few fish eating on top yesterday

Jim found a few fish eating on top yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , 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 610 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 709 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 475 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,160 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,070 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 574 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 9, 2021

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We had some rain overnight but not enough to affect the West Branch.  The flow at Hale Eddy only rose 50 cfs and has leveled off.  The WB is looking pretty much the same as yesterday.  The Beaverkill and East Branch have more runoff and are up quite a bit.  Check the flow links below for the latest information.  We have good cloud cover this morning with a slight chance of rain.  Wind will be negligible.  Hopefully that pushes the olives earlier in the day.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , 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 610 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 548 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,160 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,960 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,570 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 601 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.7%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 8, 2021

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Yesterday was another Sunday but there were more olives hatching by late afternoon than we saw on Monday.  There were a few cahills and Heptagenias in the evening too.  Nymphing was the best bet during the day.  Nymphs that match the size of the predominant insects seem to be working best.  Today could be totally different.  We should see decent cloud cover early with the potential of afternoon thunderstorms.  Hopefully that pushes the olives and Isonychias early

 

Jim found some fish eating olives at dark

Jim found some fish eating olives at dark

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , 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 610 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 704 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 424 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1040 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,050 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 523 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 414 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 7, 2021

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We had a brief rain shower yesterday afternoon but otherwise was a mix of sun and wind.  Nymphing was the best option during the day.  Blind casting isonychias or cahills was the other option.  The olives came as the sun dropped and there were fish eating them.  Plus a few Heptagenias.  Today is going to be 75 degrees with “plentiful” sunshine.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  It will probably fish a lot like yesterday.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , 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 610 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 449 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1160 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,280 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 611 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 533 cfs
61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 6, 2021

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Yesterday looked like the perfect olive day and it delivered.  Some people found some fish on Isonychias, some people found them with streamers and nymphs, everyone found them on olive.  Great cloud over with periods of light rain made perfect conditions.  Today should be cloudy with a chance of an afternoon shower.  We may see a bot of sunshine poke through too.

 

Pierce with a good fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Pierce with a good fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Daniel Williamson put some in the net yesterday

Daniel Williamson put some in the net yesterday

What’s Hatching:

Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , 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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 480 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,340 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,490 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 730 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 519 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 5, 2021

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We have some rain falling this morning but the total should only be .17″ to .25″ .  The rivers should be fine today.  Hopefully the cloud cover and rain will push the olives a little earlier in the day and we’ll have rising fish by the afternoon.  Nymphing and blind casting Isonychias should work during the day.  Streamers have been decent during low light periods.

 

Jeanhee with her first Delaware trout.  Samantha Dennis photo

Jeanhee with her first Delaware trout. Samantha Dennis photo

What’s Hatching:

Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , 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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 498 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,400 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,610 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 782 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 476 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 4, 2021

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The river flows are dropping slowly but there are good opportunities for wading and floating.  The cooler nights have helped drop the water temps so there is more fishable water now. Yesterday was a good mix of dry fly, nymphs, and streamers.  We saw decent blue wing olives in the evening with a few Isonychias and cahills.  We may have a little more sunshine today with a high of 74 degrees.  Wind will be 2 mph from the North.

 

Ron with a tiger trout yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Ron with a tiger trout yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

Ron with a nice fish yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Ron with a nice fish yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

What’s Hatching:

Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , 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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 761 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 539 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,710 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,200 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 999 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 564 cfs
60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 3, 2021

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The West Branch looks great again this morning with a flow of 797 cfs at Hale Eddy.  That will drop slowly today.  The rest of the system remains high but those flows are dropping too.  Harvard is 595 cf so there are some Upper East Branch opportunities opening up.  The cooler nights have also helped the river temps.  Today we’ll have some cloud cover and way less wind than yesterday.  There is a chance of an afternoon shower.  Lots of blue wing olives, some caddis, and some isonychias.  Some of the warmer water sections should have some white flies.  And it is definitely time to carry flying ants.

 

What’s Hatching:

Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , 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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 797 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 597 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,370 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,470 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 728 cfs
60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.5%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 2, 2021

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The West Branch came through the storm fine.  The flow at Hale Eddy is only 1,080 cfs and dropping already.  There is a slight tint to the water but it is not brown.  Definitely fishable.  Feeder streams below Hale Eddy are adding water but they are also dropping.The East Branch drainage is larger with more feeder streams so those rivers are way up this morning.  It definitely helped that is was a medium all day rain rather a fast deluge.  The West stayed fishable all day yesterday.  We’re also in a cool down period with nights in the 50’s coming up. That will help the water temps tremendously.

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What’s Hatching:

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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,000 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 8,110 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,020 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 5,380 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,200 cfs
61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.5%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 1, 2021

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We have some light rain falling this morning.  It looks like we’ll have a steady rain for the next 24 hours as The remnants of Hurricane Ida push through our area.  There is potential for flooding – especially on the feeder streams.  Depending on which channel you watch we could see between 1 and 3 inches of rain before tomorrow morning.  Not world ending but enough to screw up wading for a day or two.  We should be in fine shape for the weekend.  Keep up on the current flows on the gauges below.  The West Branch should stay in good shape today if Wundergounds hourly forecast is correct.  If that changes we’ll do an update.

 

What’s Hatching:

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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 715 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 411 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 866 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,810 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 333 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 381 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.7%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 31, 2021

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We had a couple brief afternoon showers yesterday that didn’t do much for the river but gave us a few clouds.  As the sun dropped the tiny olives hatched.  A few people found some rising fish.  Nymphing seemed to be the better option to put fish in the net.  We should have cloud cover most of the day as Ida moves into the area.  78 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  Wunderground is not showing any rain for us today.  We should see some beginning tomorrow.  We’re keeping an eye on the forecast and hoping most of it will stay South of us.

 

Andrew with his first Delaware trout yesterday.  Dan Treadwell photo

Andrew with his first Delaware trout yesterday. Dan Treadwell photo

What’s Hatching:

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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 738 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 436 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 948 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,910 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 417 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 458 cfs
68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.9%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 30, 2021

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The reports from yesterday seem to be a mix.  The river looked good on paper but some areas produced while other areas did not.  The areas that produced were mostly a mix of different blue wing olives with a few Isonychias and cahills thrown in.  Nymphing and throwing streamers produced some fish.  Today looks decent with cloud cover and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.  Rainfall should total 1/4″.  Hopefully that pushes the bugs in the afternoon.

 

Daniel Williamson found some fish yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Daniel Williamson found some fish yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

What’s Hatching:

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 594 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 761 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 445 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,040 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,060 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 417 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 480 cfs
68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.5%

 

 

 

 

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