The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 9/15/10

Temperatures are looking good across the board this past week, and the fishing has picked up considerably in a lot of sections that have been too warm most of the summer.  Insect activity has been relatively sporadic, but has created some good dry fly opportunities at times, and is occasionally really good!  Isonichia, some Golden Drakes, and some left-over White Flies have had the Main fishing decent, with a mixture of Caddis as well.  October Caddis have also been scattered throughout the system in respectable numbers.  Olives probably remain the most predominant hatch as of late, which is pretty typical for this time of the year.  Flying Ants and Tricos may still be found, but have been noticeably waning this past week.  Don’t be surprised if these hatches have a few really productive days left though. Streamers continue to be very effective with the higher water levels and low visibility.

West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1030  cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 137  cfs @54º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 251 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1190 cfs @ 60º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2540 cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 78 cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 48.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 927  cfs
Sulphurs (Stenonema, Stenacrons)               Size 12-14
White Fly’s Size 16-12
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