The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/10/10

Today’s weather and river conditions should make for decent fishing action today.  Partly cloudy skies and favorable water temperatures throughout the West Branch and upper sections of the Main Stem is what we are looking at going into the weekend.  The river is still stained from the fall turn-over of the reservoir, but certainly fishable.  It has also come up since the release increase this morning.  Streamers will likely be your best option, but keep an eye out for surface activity as the day goes on. Decent numbers of Olives on the West, Flying Ants scattered throughout the system, isolated Isonychia hatches on the Main, Tricos in the a.m., a few Cahills on the lower West, and October Caddis scattered throughout.

West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 866  cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140  cfs @55º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 251 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1040 cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2120 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 80 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 52%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1030  cfs
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
Sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria) Size 14
Sulphurs (Heptagenia hebe) Size 18-22
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL