The upper river sections fished well again with mid day sulphur hatches. The fish can be a bit picky but they are there and rising. Presentation is more inportant than exact pattern. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives made up most of the hatch. Blind casting Isonychias has brought some fish to the net- especially early and late in the day. Sunshine, 79 degrees, and wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.
The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. 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||487 cfs||46°|
|West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY||525 cfs||49°|
|East Branch at Harvard, NY||167 cfs||62°|
|East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY||271 cfs||70°|
|Mainstem at Lordville, NY||1,040 cfs||70°|
|Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY||117 cfs||71°|
|West Branch at 191 Bridge||60°|
|West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)||61 cfs||65°|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Release||500 cfs|
|Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity||70.1%|
|Pepacton Reservoir Capacity||82.8%|