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.
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.
|Click on any gauge for the most recent data:|
|West Branch at Stilesville, NY||627 cfs||46°|
|West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY||711 cfs||46°|
|East Branch at Harvard, NY||179 cfs||59°|
|East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY||316 cfs||66°|
|Mainstem at Lordville, NY||1,090 cfs||68°|
|Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY||128 cfs||66°|
|West Branch at 191 Bridge||58°|
|West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)||86.8 cfs||60°|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Release||500 cfs|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity||82.1%|
|Pepacton Reservoir Capacity||89.8%|