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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 30, 2021

Yesterday was a good mix of clouds and sunshine.  We did have some afternoon wind that made nymphing and streamers the best bet but it did die down in the evening.  We’re mostly seeing olives with some heptagenias on the West Branch. The other rivers are a mix of olives, heptagenias, some isonychias, some cahills, and even a few white flies.  The wind has made dry fly fishing tough over the last few days.  The West Branch is high and we have that Fall tint in the river.  It’s definitely clear enough for fish to rise.  The East Branch is also high but dropping slowly.  Wading is tough on both of those rivers.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are still your best bets for decent wade conditions.  Today will be a mix of sun and clouds with wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.

 

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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,730 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 877 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,690 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,730 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 690 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 708 cfs
55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.4%

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 29, 2021

We had some rain yesterday morning that was probably the 1/4″ Wundeground predicted.  The river flows didn’t budge but we heard there was some olive and Isonychia activity right after the rain.  The sun popped out in the afternoon so it became a streamer / nymphing game.  Once the sun dropped we started seeing olives and caddis with some fish eating on top.  It’s a cool 44 degrees this morning but we should warm up to the low 60’s.  Mostly sunshine with wind 10 – 15 from the North.  The release are still high on both the West and East Branches.  Wading is not advised.  The West Branch also has the Fall tint we always get.  That won’t change until the release is cut back.  The Beaverkill and Wllowemoc offer the best wade opportunities right now.

 

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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 927 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,900 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,200 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 843 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 844 cfs
56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.7%

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 28, 2021

The wind made fishing tough for a good part of the day yesterday.  Wunderground may have underestimated their mph prediction.  It did finally drop back in the evening giving some people a brief break. Overall it was a streamer and nymph day.  The tailwaters are still high and tough to wade.  The West Branch has it’s normal Fall tint but it has cleared a lot over the last few days.  We see some people attempting it but we do not recommend it.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls dropped below 1,000 cfs so there are definitely much better and safer wade opportunities on the other there.  We should have decent cloud cover with 1/4″ of rain today.  Wind will ne 5 – 10 from the North.  Sounds like a good olive day.

 

Chris Calabrese with a Mainstem Isonychia eater

Chris Calabrese with a Mainstem Isonychia eater this week

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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,010 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,980 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,260 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 873 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 999 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.7%

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 27, 2021

The release from Cannonsville is still around 1,400 cfs this morning.  Wading is still not recomended on the tailwaters or Mainstem but there is some wadeable water over on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.  The river flows are dropping very slowly.  Nymphs and streamers are working early but we are finding dry fly shots in the afternoon in some pools.  Mostly small olives with some heptagenias and isonychias mixed in.  We may see a rain shower this morning but the amount of precipitation should be negligible.  The cloud cover will be good.  Wind 10 – 15 mph from the South.

 

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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,800 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,100 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,830 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,050 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,180 cfs
57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 26, 2021

The release from Cannonsville remains steady at 1,400 cfs.  People landed fish on streamers and nymphs mid day and found some fish rising to olives in the afternoon.  There are some Isonychias and cahills around too but small olives are the strongest hatch right now.  There is still a lot of runoff pushing through the system and wading is not recommended.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc will offer the first wade opportunities over the next few days.  Today will be sunny and 66 degrees.  Wind from the North 10 – 15 mph.

 

Megan with a good dry fly fish yesterday.  Dan Treadwell photo

Megan with a good dry fly fish yesterday. Dan Treadwell photo

 

Mark found some fish yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Mark found some fish yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

Emily and Tim Glynn had a fund day on the water yesterday

Emily and Tim Glynn had a fund day on the water 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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,860 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,240 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,940 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,810 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,420 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,520 cfs
58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 25, 2021

Now that the runoff on the West Branch has subsided the release from Cannonsville has been increased to 1,400 again.  The West cleared up quite a bit by last evening but still had a little color.  The high release will also have the normal tint to the water we get every year.  The rest of the rivers are dropping but everything is still high.  Wading is not a great option on the big rivers.  Look for the small feeder streams for safe places to wade.  We should hit 72 degrees with cloud cover this afternoon.  Wind will be light and variable.  Streamers and nymphs to start off with.  The olives may hatch in the aftenoon.  Pick water that is slow enough for the fish to rise in.

 

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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,950 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,540 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,800 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,080 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 7,530 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,000 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,020 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 24, 2021

The West Branch at Hale Eddy flow peaked over 2,500 cfs but is already dropping and is 1,900 cfs this morning.  There is a lot of water coming down the feeder streams below Hale Eddy so the lower West is higher out front.  Wading is not an option but you can fish the West Branch in a boat today. It is off color so it looks like a streamer day to start.  It should begin to clear a bit by this afternoon.  The East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem are all extremely high and not fishable today.  The rain should be finished and we’ll see the sun today. 68 degrees with wind 5 – 10 from the South.

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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 1,040 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,910 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,410 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 12,600 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 19,900 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 7,530 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,000 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 4,190 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.3%

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 23, 2021

We woke up to wind and rain this morning.  It looks like the steadiest rain will start around noon and go through the night.  We may see as much as an inch so keep an eye on the river flows if you are out there this afternoon.  The feeder streams will go blow out first.  Wind will be 10 – 20 mph from the South again.  The release from Cannonsville is still around 1,000 cfs.  That opens up a few spots for wading this morning. Check the gauge links below to see the latest flows.  This storm has the potential to blow the rivers out this afternoon.

 

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 1,030 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 811 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,240 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,600 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 6°3
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,000 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 335 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.3%

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 22, 2021

The release from Stilesville has been cut back slightly and the flow at 6:30 am is 1,030 cfs.  They’ve been stepping the release back so click on the Stilesville gauge link below for the latest information.  We are still finding fish eating olives on top.  The olives still vary in size from #18 – 26.  Luckily the fish seem okay with the larger ones for the most part.  A few Isonychias and Heptagenias are around too.  Nymphs and streamers are also bringing some fish to net.  Today we’ll have good cloud cover but the wind will be 10 – 20 mph from the South.  We may see some rain in the afternoon.  Tomorrow there is a better chance of rain.  The forecast has been different every time we’ve checked so keep an eye on it.

 

Paul found some nice fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Paul found some nice fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

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 1,030 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 811 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,820 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 427 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 365 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.8%

 

 

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 21, 2021

We had quite a bit of sun yesterday but there were some olives in the afternoon that offered some dry fly fishing.  Fish were also landed on streamers and nymphs.  We should have more clouds today that should help the fishing start a little earlier.  The rivers are still high and the best wading is still on the Beaverkill / Willowemoc Rivers.  the West Branch at Stilesville is still 1,400 cfs.  There is that Fall tint to the river that we seem to get every year but it hasn’t stopped the fish from rising.

 

Tom and Bruce Miller found a good fish yesterday

Tom and Bruce Miller found a good fish 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 1,400 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,650 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 823 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,432 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,110 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 466 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 410 cfs
61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.4%

 

 

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 20, 2021

Yesterday was a lot of sun with a few clouds.  There were some blue wing olives out and fish were landed on dries, nymphs, and streamers.  The high water has kept the streamer fishing going- especially when there are clouds out.  the cool nights are dropping the water temps  on the Mainstem and freestones.  Again the Beaverkill and Willowemoc offer the best wade opportunities.  Today will be a lit like yesterday with a high of 75 degrees and sunshine.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

 

Bruce Miller and Dan Williamson with one yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Bruce Miller and Dan Williamson with one yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

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 1,400 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,600 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 802 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,270 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 467 cfs
61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

 

 

 

Delaware River Report / Conditions September 19, 2021

No change in the release from Cannonsville overnight. It sounds like we’re going to have the 1,400 cfs release for a bit.  People are wading in a few spots but that’s tough.  The Beaverkill / Willowemoc flows are still dropping and there are places to wade on those rivers. Yesterday we found scattered olives and some fish eating during the day. There were a few Heptagenias and Isonychias around too.  The dry fly fishing dropped off towards evening when the fog rolled in.  We had a brief rain shower mid afternoon but not enough to affect the flows.  Today will be sunny with a high of 72 degrees.  Wind will be 5 – 10 from the North.

 

Jim with a nice dry fly fish yesterday

Jim with a nice dry fly fish 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 1,680 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,710 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 814 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,510 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,490 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 634 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,399 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 549 cfs
64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

 

 

 

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