Delaware River Report / Conditions August 29, 2021

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All of the river flows have dropped since yesterday morning.  The West Branch looks good this morning.  Hale Eddy is just over 800 cfs and is still dropping slowly so we’re at a decent level for floating and wading.  It is clear out front.  Today should look a lot like yesterday with the air temp hitting the mid 70’s, cloud cover, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.  Yesterday fished okay despite the off color water.  Streamers, nymphs, and dries all produced fish.  The dry fly fish were spotty but they were there.

Stephen with his first  Delaware trout.  Dan Treadwell photo

Stephen with his first
Delaware trout. Dan Treadwell photo

Tim Glynn with a good one yesterday.  Daniel Williamson photo

Tim Glynn with a good one yesterday. Daniel Williamson 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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 828 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 471 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,190 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,410 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 515 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 580 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.5%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 28, 2021

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We were hit with some rain overnight and the flows are up a bit.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy is 1,140 but already dropping quickly.  The West Branch is off color but people are fishing it this morning.  It’s going to start off as a streamer day at least.  There are a few inches of visibility.  It should clear a bit as the day goes on.    Yesterday was hot until the storms rolled though in the evening.  Once the rain started we had decent olives with a few Isonychias and cahills mixed in.  Today will be cooler at 73 degrees.  We shouldn’t see any additional rain unless we get hit with a stray thunderstorm.  Wind from the South 5 – 10 mph.

 

Pierce found some fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Pierce found some fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Pierce with another one yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Pierce with another one 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 594 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,140 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 544 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,110 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  2,440 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,070 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 713 cfs
68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.5%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 27, 2021

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The flow at Stilesville remains a steady 602 cfs this morning.   Today is going to be a arm one at 84 degrees but we should see some clouds and a possible thunderstorm roll in during the afternoon.  Hopefully the 1/4″ of rain comes during the day and pushes the olives and Isonychias.  Providing Wunderground is correct.  Nymphing during the day has been paying off.  There were some random risers mid day yesterday but a lot of the activity was in the evening as the sun dropped.  The normal olives, Isonychias, and caddis showed up.  There are spots where people are seeing good numbers of cahills still.  And definitely have your flying ants handy.

 

Jesse Bardwell introducing Pheobe to trout fishing young!

Jesse Bardwell introducing Pheobe to trout fishing 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 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 721 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 493 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,130 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  2,280 cfs 67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 743 cfs
69°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.4%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 26, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville was increased by 60 cfs bringing the Stilesville flow to 602 cfs.  That gauge has been reading low for a couple of years so the real flow is likely closer to 650.  Still okay for wading and floating.  Yesterday was hot in the afternoon.  Nymphing was your best bet early.  There were olives hatching as the sun dropped.  The fish were eating them in the slower pools but we didn’t see many get eaten in the riffles.  Some caddis and a couple Isonychias were out too.  Today is going to be hot again.  Wunderground is saying 89 degrees with sun.  Find the shade until the sun drops.

 

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.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 602 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 744 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 558 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,350 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  cfs °
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 500 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 922 cfs
67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.5%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 25, 2021

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The flows are dropping back to normal  The West Branch is back to a good level for wading and floating.  Today is going to be a lot like yesterday but a little warmer at 88 degrees. Nymphing will be a good bet early in the sunshine.  Blind casting Isonychias or cahills should produce some fish in the riffles.  Look for places that get early shade if you’re looking for dry fly activity.  There are still a lot of different blue wing olives on the water.  Sun and humid can bring out the flying ants so definitely have that box with you.

 

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 557 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 738 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 667 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  cfs °
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 693 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,190 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 95.2%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 24, 2021

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The West Branch flow has dropped quite a bit since yesterday morning and Hale Eddy is 872 cfs.  It looks clear out front this morning.  The other rivers are dropping but there is still a lot of water out there.  A few fish were landed  on streamers yesterday.  Today we’ve dropped and cleared enough that nymphs and dry flies will come back into play.  The weather looks clear for the next couple of days with mostly sunny skies.  We’re seeing a few sulphurs, Isonychias, and cahills.  There are good numbers of olives in all sizes.

 

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 557 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 872 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 933 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,930 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,600 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,210 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,740 cfs
66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.3%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 23, 2021

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The rain finally did hit us. The West Branch at Hale Eddy is 1,180 cfs but already dropping.  We are off color. If you’re already in the area Stilesville and any water above Oquaga Creek is worth checking out.   The flow at Stilesville is 571 cfs so it only cane up around 10. That is probably the best and only shot at wading today. We may see some additional rain today so check the gauges below for the latest info.  The Beaverkill, East Branch, and Mainstem are running high and off color too.

HEW_8-23-2021

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.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 571 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,180 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,270 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,980 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,600 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,030 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,160 cfs
67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.8%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 22, 2021

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We had decent cloud cover yesterday and stayed dry.  We mostly saw blue wing olives on the water but most of the fish were happy enough to eat an Iso or cahill.  Blind casting Isos worked well.  So the real story today is the weather.  The latest we’re seeing for Hancock is come showers in the early afternoon totaling .18″.  The heavier rain will come overnight and be somewhere between 1/2″ and 1″.  So overall we’ll come through this in decent shape.  Oquaga Creek is even father West so hopefully that gets even less rain.  We are under flash flood warnings for the creeks so keep an eye on the water if the storm stalls over us.

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 564 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 654 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 445 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,020 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 378 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 649 cfs
65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.8%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 21, 2021

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We woke up to some rain that must have started overnight.  Some of the river flows are up quite a bit but the West Branch looks good as of 6 am.  If that changes we’ll post an update.  Last night was good fishing on a mix of flying ants, Isonychias, and some olives.  We could see the ants coming out of the ground by 4 pm.  It was a good size mix but we stuck with flies we could see.  As it got darker the Isonychias were coming off in good numbers in the riffles.  If the river flows stay somewhat stable today should be a really good day on the water.  It sounds like scattered thunderstorms so hopefully they slide south of us.

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 557 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 654 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 534 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,240 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,690 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 708 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,500 cfs
68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.8%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 20, 2021

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We had some rain but the river flows have already peaked and are beginning to drop.  The West Branch is in fine shape at 677 cfs at Hale Eddy and looks clear out front.  The flow should drop during the day but we’ll stay at a good level for both wading and floating. We have a slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm but today should be mostly clouds, 80 degrees, with wind from the North 5 – 10 mph.  Sounds like it could be a good olive day.  Otherwise nymphing or blind casting Isonychias in the riffles have been bringing some fish to net.

 

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.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 557 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 677 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 399 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 649 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 444 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 435 cfs
70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 19, 2021

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It started raining overnight and is still coming down lightly this morning.  The river flows are up and climbing.  The West Branch at Hale Eddy is 663 cfs and the river looks clear out front at 6 am.  It looks like the West Branch will come through the rain just fine.  We may see some additional showers today but it looks like the bigger storms slid around us.  If anything changes drastically we’ll do an update.

There were fewer bugs on the water last night but people still landed some fish.   It sounds like the people who did the best on dry flies were blind casting the riffles.  Nymphing was definitely a better bet early.  Hopefully the rain pushes some olives today

 

Matt Carberry found a couple of nice fish last night

Matt Carberry found a couple of nice fish last night

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 557 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 663 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 411 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 649 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,810 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 420 cfs 68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 237 cfs
68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 18, 2021

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Most of the storms missed us and the rivers are in the same shape they were in yesterday morning.  We still have a small stream flash flood warning this morning but that should end soon.  So far we just have decent cloud cover.  We may see some showers today with a high of 78 degrees.  Wind will be 5 – 10 from the South.  We had good olive hatches yesterday with the weather.  It should fish the same today.  Olives from #18 – 24 were on the water plus some light cahills and Isonychias.

 

The West Branch at Hale Eddy

The West Branch at Hale Eddy

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 549 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 614 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 347 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 489 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,220 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 171 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 157 cfs
68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.7%

 

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