Most of the heavy storms slid south of us last night and the flows are starting close to yesterday’s. There is some light rain falling but not enough to change anything. Total rainfall for the day should be .06″. Hopefully that pushes the hatches a little earlier in the day. Yesterday fished similar to the other days this week with some daytime dry fly activity on the coldest sections of river and evening activity on the lower sections. Sulphurs and cahills are making up the bulk of the flies but there are Isonychias, olives, and a few caddis out there too.
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.
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
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||487 cfs||45°|
|West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY||569 cfs||50°|
|East Branch at Harvard, NY||259 cfs||60°|
|East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY||553 cfs||66°|
|Mainstem at Lordville, NY||1,440 cfs||68°|
|Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY||211 cfs||68°|
|West Branch at 191 Bridge||60°|
|West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)||246 cfs||68°|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Release||500 cfs|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity||85.4%|
|Pepacton Reservoir Capacity||91.8%|