Delaware River Report: July 14, 2022

We were hit with some additional thunderstorms yesterday but the West Branch looks fine this morning. There may be a small tint but we can see the rocks under the water on the other side of the river so it’s definitely fish able. Yesterday fished the same with mid day small sulphurs, cahills, and olives in the coldest river sections. The lower sections has some sulphurs but mostly olives as the sun dropped. We’re back to sunshine today with the air temp hitting 78 degrees. Wind will be 5- 10 mph from the North.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Bennett found some fish yesterday
Bennett in the bright sunshine

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY547 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY229 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY547 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,470 cfs69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY232 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)122 cfs70°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity79.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity88.1%

Delaware River Report: July 13, 2022

We had some thunderstorms pass through in the evening that brought some rain. The West Branch flows did not budge and the river looks fine this morning. The Beaverkill and East Branch flows are up a bit. So everything should fish the same with no real change. Afternoon sulphurs on the coldest river sections with some cahills and Isonychias. The lower West should fish with nymphs and wets early with sulphurs, cahills, and a few isonychias coming in the evening. Caddis are still around so have a few patterns with you. On the lower West we’re seeing most of them in the morning. Today will be cooler hitting 82 degrees. We’ll start off with sun but see some clouds move in during the afternoon. there is another chance of thunderstorms. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY534 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY194 cfs61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY352 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,140 cfs69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY237 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)111 cfs67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity79.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity88.4%

Delaware River Report: July 12, 2022

There was a another quick pulse release from Cannonsville overnight. This again was timed for extra cold water to hit the Mainstem to keep it below 75 degrees at Lordville. The West Branch flow is already dropping back to normal. We have some suns poking through the clouds this morning but we should cloud up and actually get some rain this afternoon. Total rainfall should be ,14″ which will soak right into the ground. There is a chance of thunderstorms so keep an eye on the radar. The mid to lower WB should dry fly fish in the evening as the sun drops. Small sulphurs and small olives are making up the bulk of the hatches. There are some cahills, Isonychias, and a few caddis on the water too.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Another quick pulse of cold water overnight

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY504 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY615 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY176 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY308 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,070 cfs67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY124 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)81 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity80.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity88.8%

Delaware River Report: July 11, 2022

There was a quick pulse release from Cannonsville overnight. This was timed for extra cold water to hit the Mainstem to keep it below 75 degrees at Lordville. The extra release last a couple of hours and the flow is already dropping back to normal. It won’t really be noticeable and shouldn’t affect the fishing at all. Today will have “Plenty of Sunshine” and hit 85 degrees according to Wunderground. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the South. So normal conditions when the best daytime activity will be on the river sections with the coldest water. The mid to lower WB should dry fly fish in the evening as the sun drops. Small sulphurs and small olives are making up the bulk of the hatches. There are some cahills, Isonychias, and a few caddis on the water too.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

A quick pulse. the flow is already dropping back to normal.
All the mayflies that get lumped together as Cahills are just cool

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY627 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY711 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY179 cfs59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY316 cfs66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,090 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY128 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)86.8 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity82.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity89.8%

Delaware River Report: July 10, 2022

Today will be another day of sunshine, a high near 80 degrees, and light wind. The water levels are about the same as yesterday and the fishing should also be the same. The colder water sections will have small sulphurs earlier in the day with a mix of Isonychias, a few small olives, and a few Isonychias. The lower river sections will have similar hatching towards dark. Look for areas that get shade earlier in the day. In between hatching swinging wets and nymphing have brought some fish to the net. Typical Summer fishing.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Peter in the sunshine yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 538 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY182 cfs59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY332 cfs66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,120 cfs67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY134 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)94.5 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity82.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity89.8%

Delaware River Report: July 9, 2022

Wunderground is calling for sun early with a few clouds in the afternoon. That sounds like sunny. So the better daytime activity should be on the upper river sections with the coldest water. Small sulphurs, a few cahills, small olives, and Isonychias should cover you. There have been some tan #18 caddis around in the morning. The dry fly action on the other river sections should pick up in the late afternoon / evening as the sun drops. Same bugs as up top. Otherwise nymphing or swining wets in the riffles will be your best bet. It’s also that time of year to blind cast Isonychia or Light Cahill patterns in broken water. We’ll hit 79 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY543 cfs48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY547 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY185 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY352 cfs67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,160 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY144 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)104 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity82.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity89.8%

Delaware River Report: July 8, 2022

For daytime dry fly activity look for sulphurs in the coldest river sections with some cahills and Isonychias. Mainly sulphurs. There are a few caddis around in the morning along with some left over spinners in the bigger pools. The lower river sections had some small sulphurs hatching a little earlier than we expected. A few cahills, and small olives were mixed in but it was mainly about the sulphurs down here too. We have cloud cover this morning but that should burn off and turn to sunshine. It’ll hit 82 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Mike did well last night. John Loughlin photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY504 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY547 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY191 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY374 cfs67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,200 cfs67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY154 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)117 cfs68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity82.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity90.1%

Delaware River Report: July 7, 2022

The clouds stuck around longer than expected yesterday. The sun finally popped out in the afternoon but not as much as Wunderground projected. The cloud cover was good for fishing and made being on the water all day a little easier. There aremid afternoon sulphurs in the coldest river sections with some cahills and Isonychias. Caddis are around in the morning along with some left over spinners in the bigger pools. Once the sun drops the lower river sections are seeing some sulphurs, cahills, and small olives. Today should be similar to yesterday except we shouldn’t have any wind. The clouds will burn off in the afternoon and the air temp will hit 80 degrees.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY504 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY552 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY197 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY397 cfs64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,240 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY166 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)128 cfs66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity83.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity90.4%

Delaware River Report: July 6, 2022

So far all of the storms have gone around us so the rivers are starting off at pretty much the same flows as yesterday. The water temps did drop a couple of degrees overnight. We have decent cloud cover this morning but we should see some sun in the afternoon. The air temp will hit 78 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the North. We’re seeing some mid afternoon sulphurs in the coldest river sections with some cahills and Isonychias mixed in. A few people are finding some fish on caddis early. The other river sections are seeing the best hatching towards evening.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY504 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY556 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY206 cfs57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY421 cfs64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,270 cfs64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY173 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)132 cfs67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity83.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity90.8%

Delaware River Report: July 5, 2022

Today looks like a good fishing day with some rain coming through this morning totaling .25″. We already have good cloud cover. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the south. That’s not ideal but much better than 85 and blazing sunshine. So look for places that will block the wind and it should be fine. Hopefully the rain pushes the olives and sulphurs to hatch a little earlier in the day. Some sections may see fog but the wind should actually help clear that. No real change in hatches so sulphurs, cahills, and olives. Plus some Isonychias.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY504 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY556 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY206 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY441 cfs66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,300 cfs67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY178 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)128 cfs68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity91.8%

Delaware River Report: July 4, 2022

There was another overnight 100 cfs pulse from Cannonsville to keep the temp at Lordville under 75 degrees. The flow at Stilesville is almost back to 500 cfs and Hale Eddy is dropping. It shouldn’t be noticeable on the West Branch by the time most people start fishing today. Today will be a lot like yesterday but with less wind. The air temp will hit 81 degrees with sunshine. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North. The best bet for daytime dry fly activity remains on the coldest sections of the rivers. We have bee seeing some Sulphurs mixed with caddis hatching by lunchtime. The lower sections will be nymphing / wet flies early with the best shot of dry fly action in the evening as the sun drops. No real change in hatches so sulphurs, cahills, and olives. Plus some Isonychias.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Just a quick cold water pulse overnight.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY504 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY649 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY213 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY500 cfs64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,420 cfs66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY205 cfs64°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)217 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity91.8%

Delaware River Report: July 3, 2022

We had some afternoon thunderstorms that added a bit of water to the Beaverkill and East Branch but had no affect o the West Branch. It’s clear and just under 600 cfs on the lower West this morning. We’ll hit 78 degrees today with sunshine and wind 10 – 15 mph out of the North. The best bet for daytime dry fly activity remains on the coldest sections of the rivers. The lower sections will be nymphing / wet flies early with the best shot of dry fly action in the evening as the sun drops. No real change in hatches so sulphurs, cahills, and olives. Plus some Isonychias.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY496 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY587 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY246 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY643 cfs65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,630 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY279 cfs66°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)217 cfs66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity91.8%
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