Delaware River System Current Conditions


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7/20/19

We are going to have another hot day today, with highs around 90, but not as bad as a lot of the East coast. We do have some more water today thanks to an increase in the release from Cannonsville due to the hot weather this weekend. It started to rise yesterday, mid-day so the fish should be happy by now with 888 cfs up at Stilesville and 48 degrees. The river here at Hale Eddy is running 1030 cfs and 51 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is running 235 degrees and 61 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 495 cfs and 70 degrees. The main down at Lordville is running 1680 cfs 69 degrees. The West Branch is going to be the best place to be for a while with the upper West still getting some good Sulphurs in the #18 range starting in the early afternoon hours as we’ve had for a while now. The bugs typically come and go throughout the afternoon and into evening but once they start there are going to be steady targets if you know what to look for- sneaky fish that are very particular. You’ll also see some Cahills and Isonychia as well and sometimes they will be better choices than the Sulphurs, especially when moving in a boat or hitting those random risers. On the tricky Sulphur eaters ants and beetles are always great choices if the cripples and droppers fail. The increased water due to the thermal conditions is a big help and will continue until at least Sunday at noon. Stay on the water (hydration) and Lotsa’ luck.


7/19/19

It is going to be a hot one out there today, so make sure you have plenty of water and sun protection if you plan on venturing out on the water. Today’s temps are suppose to reach up into the high 80’s with cloudy conditions in the afternoon and a chance of some thunderstorms sometime this evening but with little accumulation.The flows and temps right now on the West Branch are 597 cfs at Stilesville 50 degrees, Hale Eddy on the West Branch is at 637 cfs and 55 degrees. The West Branch is fishing the best and most consistent outta the whole Delaware River System. The Sulphurs are coming off in great numbers stills up in Deposit and that really shouldn’t change much for a few more weeks. The Sulphur spinner falls have been very prolific too at dark so make you stay out late. The flows and temps over on the East Branch are 222 cfs and 63 degrees at Harvard and 559 cfs and 72 degrees at Fishs Eddy. On the Main Stem the flow at Lordville is 1390 cfs and 69 degrees. With this warmer weather we are getting these next few days it is best to stick to the West Branch and to avoid the Main Stem and East Branch do to the warmer water temps. Tomorrow looks to be even hotter then today with some cloud coverage and a possible thunderstorm too. Losta’ Luck!


7/18/19

This morning was a little warm but we have excellent cloud clover that should last most of the day. Today’s temps are going to be around the mid to high 70’s with a chance of some rain later on in the evening but shouldn’t have much accumulation. The flows went up yesterday evening and the river was a little off colored do to some passing thunderstorms, but the river is in great shape right now with clear water and levels at Stilesville at 597 cfs and 48 degrees while down river at Hale Eddy being at 670 cfs and 54 degrees. The flows and temps over on the East Branch are 242 cfs and 60 degrees at Harvard and 735 cfs and 68 degrees at Fishs Eddy. The Main Stem at Lordville is 1750 cfs and 66 degrees. As far as the bugs go, we are still seeing plenty of Sulphurs in size 16-18, Blue Wing Olives in size 20-22, Iso’s in size 10-12, and Light Cahill in size 14. The fishing up river in Deposit has still been the most consistent in hatches and rising fish. We have also been seeing prolific spinner falls at dark too, so it would be wise to stay out late. With the Sulphurs hatching strong it is always good to have a verity of different sulphur patterns on you like cripples, knock down duns, duns, emergers, and nymphs. You will see a lot of fish rising right below the surface, so putting on a pheasant tail dropper on is very effective. Iso’s and Light Cahill are always good blind casting flies and are good flies to choose for sporadic risers. Blue Wing Olives are also another great fly during a heavy Sulphur hatch, just throwing something a little different at them can be effective. The temps going into this weekend look to be pretty hot, so if you plan on going out this weekend be sure to stay hydrated and wear plenty of sun screen. There is also a chance of a thunderstorm too over the next couple of days. Losta’ Luck


7/13/19

This morning is a bit cooler in the 60’s with good cloud cover to start the day with highs in the low-80’s. Flows are still the pretty much the same as we’ve had all week with just under 600 cfs at Stilesville and 47 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 580 cfs and 49 degrees. Harvard on the upper East is currently 185 cfs and 57 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy on the lower East we are looking at 393 cfs and 66 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is running 1090 cfs and 66 degrees as well. On the bug front not much has changed over the last week with some Sulphurs starting in the early afternoon and upriver around Deposit being the place to be for the most bugs and cool water temps. As we’ve moved into summer weather the mornings have a good time to be on the water with a few fish trash-feeding on leftover bugs from the night before and are usually less picky than the fish during the middle of a hatch. Small spinners and terrestrials are always good choices for the morning fish. During the Sulphur hatch the fish are picky as usual and having a good selection of cripples, patience and sub-surface flies to use as droppers is essential. Isonychia and Cahills are good bugs are still around and make great flies for that randomly rising fish you don’t want to spend a ton of time on or also make great blind casting flies. Temps going into next week look pretty similar with a decent chance of rain on most days from Tuesday on. Lotsa’ Luck


7/12/19

We do have some decent cloud cover to start the day today and it looks like it will stick around most of the day. Somehow we didn’t get any of the rain from the storms that were all around us yesterday and it doesn’t look like any coming any time soon. Water levels are still pretty stable without much fluctuation other than the few thermal releases we’ve had this week which are brief but do help keep the downstream water temps cooler by giving a pulse of water at night. The upper West at Stilesville is currently at 597 cfs and 47 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 580 cfs and 50 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is now at 191 cfs and 59 degrees and the lower East at Fishs’ Eddy is running 421 cfs and 69 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is running 1100 cfs and 67 degrees. We’re still on the same schedule as the last few weeks with the Sulphurs in #18 being the most prevalent bugs around with the hatch usually starting in the early afternoon hours in the Deposit area and you’ll see them off and on until dark, usually accompanied by a ton of spinners that last bit of daylight and into the dark. We are still seeing some #10-12 Isonychia throughout the day and throughout the river as well. Iso nymphs or a Zug Bug in the appropriate size are great nymphs, also small Sulphur nymphs or pheasant tails work well too. As it typically is with the fish feeding during the summer Sulphur hatch a lot of the fish are feeding right below the surface and a dropper like a pheasant tail or Sulphur wet can work really well. Terrestrials like ants and beetles work well on the rising fish, especially the ones with a PHD in eating Sulphurs. Lotsa’ Luck


7/8/19

Today is starting out a bit cooler than what we’ve been getting with temp in the low-60’s and highs today around 80 and clear skies and some cloud cover this afternoon. Water levels are about the same throughout the system with some rivers still slowly dropping as we go towards a couple weeks without any real rain event. The upper West at Stilesville is running 637 cfs and 47 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 643 cfs and 49 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now at 213 cfs and 59 degrees to start the day and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 517 cfs and 69 degrees. The main Delaware is currently running 1300 cfs and 68 degrees down at Lordville. The the recent hot weather the main and lower East Branch are starting out near 70 degrees and are really unfishable. If you’re in an area where water temps are iffy please use a thermometer and find some cooler water if you are reading anything over 68 degrees. Our bugs aren’t going to change much any time soon other than the mid-day Sulphurs around the Deposit area should pick up even more as we get deeper into July, these are the small #18’s we see this time of year. We are still seeing a few Cahills, Grey Fox and Isonychia as well and these larger flies are great options for running a small Sulphur nymph dropper off of the back. We are starting to see bugs on the upper West Branch in the early afternoon hours around 1-3 pm depending on the weather and air temp. Terrestrials like ants and beetles are always good options this time of year, even if it’s in the middle of a great hatch and you know they’re taking Sulphurs but won’t take yours. Another good option is a small BWO as they’re usually around in some numbers whether you recognize them or not. Lotsa’ Luck


7/7/19

This Sunday is starting out clear and warm and won’t change much throughout the day other than getting warmer with highs in the low-80’s. We didn’t get any of the rain that was passing through yesterday which went around us in all directions. Water levels are still the same as we’ve had lately with the upper West Branch being the place to be lately. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is currently 637 cfs and 47 degrees to start the day and down at Hale Eddy we have 648 cfs and 50 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is running 222 cfs and 60 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 577 cfs and 70 degrees. Lordville on the main Delaware is currently 1340 cfs and 69 to start the day. As far as bugs we’re seeing and where to go hasn’t and isn’t going to change much unless the conditions change due to an increase in water from rain or dam release. The Sulphurs#16-18 in are off and on in the afternoon with some pockets of bugs which usually pick up towards dark and we have been getting some spinners near dark too. Isonychia and Cahills will remain good bugs for blind casting or running a dropper if you don’t want to nymph. It looks like this week will be very similar to last weather-wise with clear skies and temps in the low-80’s and no rain in the immediate future. Lotsa’ Luck


7/6/19

Today is starting out hazy without many clouds and there is a possibility of rain later today around 5-7pm with a little accumulation. With the warmer temps we’ve been getting without much rain temps on the main and lower river are getting a bit warm and need to be monitored if fishing there but we did get a bump in the release out of Cannonsville last night. It looks like they pulsed the release up to 750 cfs or so and now it is running 701 cfs and 47 degrees. Hale Eddy is currently running 804 cfs and 49 degrees. With these warmer temps and high-sun days the upper West has been the place to be and if you’ve fished up there recently you already know that. The upper East at Harvard is currently running 222 cfs and 60 degrees and Fishs’ Eddy we have 596 cfs and 69 degrees. The mainstem down at Lordville is currently at 1510 cfs and 69 degrees. The upper West has been getting some good Sulphurs starting in the early afternoon and continuing towards dark with activity and numbers of bugs picking up the last hour or so of daylight, usually with some spinners mixed in. We are slowly getting more of the small #18 Sulphurs, the dorotheas, up there which are essential to the mid-day activity up there. Some of the Sulphurs you’ll see are still in the #16 range but the smaller ones are that make it worth hanging out in the sun and warm temps. We are still seeing some larger Grey Fox and Cahills in #14-16, some Isonychia in #10 as well. Nymphing has also been productive during the first half of the day with some Sulphur nymphs, pheasant tails in #16-18 range or even big Iso nymphs. Wet flies are also great flies this time of year when swung in the riffles, especially right before or during a good spurt of Sulphurs. Hopefully we get a bit of rain from the storms tonight as it’s getting pretty dry out there. Lotsa’ Luck


7/5/19

Today is starting out fairly warm, in the low-70’s, with a bit cooler temps later in the low-80’s and some cloud cover most of the afternoon which would be great after a couple days of hot weather and sunny skies. Levels are pretty much the same throughout the system but water temps are creeping up on the main and East Branch as expected as we get into July a bit more. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is currently running 629 cfs this morning with at temp of 47 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 643 cfs and 50 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is currently at 222 cfs and 58 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 596 cfs and 68 degrees. Lordville is running 1390 cfs and 68 degrees down on the mainstem of the Delaware. We’re still looking at the same bugs that we’ve been seeing lately with the Sulphurs in size #16-18 being the most prevalent out there with more #18’s picking up as the season progresses. We are also seeing a few Grey Fox in #14-16, small #18-22 Blue Winged Olives and some #10 Isonychia sporadically throughout the afternoon. As usual in July the fish have their A-game at eating bugs and creative Sulphur patterns like cripples and subsurface emergers really help. Especially when you have lots of Sulphurs on the water the larger fish will only pick of the most vulnerable stages. The nymphing can be really good at these levels with the highly defined riffles and seams with small Sulphur nymphs or even a larger Iso that can be dead drifted or swung in the current. Blind casting the Isos can also be very effective, especially from the boat when you’re moving down river. They are calling for some cloud cover to pick up as the day goes on with some rain tomorrow afternoon which would really be the best case scenario. They are calling for over a half inch which will quickly be absorbed as it’s been pretty dry the last ten days or so. Lotsa’ Luck


7/2/19

We finally have some good cloud cover this morning with air temps around 60 with highs later in the upper-70’s. There are a few cells north of us moving across the state but we should be good today with no rain, even though an inch or so wouldn’t be a bad thing. It looks like similar weather most of this week and maybe some rain towards the weekend. The flow up at Stilesville is currently 629 cfs and 47 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 659 cfs and 49 degrees. Harvard on the upper East is now at 246 cfs and 57 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy the flow is at 744 cfs and 63 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is running 1590 cfs and 64 degrees. The cloud cover today should help a bit as it’s been sunny lately and we are still getting some decent Sulphurs in size #16 with a few of the #18 dorotheas or smaller Sulphurs starting to show but they aren’t quite there yet. We’re still seeing a few larger bugs like #10 Isonychia and a few #14-16 Cahills as well. Terrestrials like ants or beetles are also great flies for difficult or sporadic fish. Blind casting some of the larger bugs has also been productive lately. We’ve been very lucky with water temps this year but if you’re fishing down on the main or lower East Branch watch the temp as they are getting warm in the afternoons. Lotsa’ Luck


7/1/19

As we enter July we have a nice day today with sunny skies with some cloud cover later this afternoon and temps hitting the upper-70’s. The rivers have continued to slowly drop as we’ve had no real rain in the last week with highly wadeable conditions throughout the system. The upper West at Stilesville is now running 629 cfs and 46 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 676 cfs and 48 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is running 301 cfs and 52 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 922 cfs and 59 degrees. The main Delaware is running 1830 cfs and 61 degrees. Yesterday fished ok and definitely fished better on the upper West versus the rest of the river, even in the afternoon hours and into evening. The lower West didn’t have a ton of bugs, maybe due to the cooler weather/pressure of the front moving through but there were some fish rising just not a lot of bugs for consistency. We did have better bugs on the upper West, around Deposit with the usual Sulphurs, Cahills and a few Isonychia. We are back into the warmer weather pattern which we had all last week and it fished very well. We do have much lower water than we’ve had lately which is going to change things, especially as we move into summer weather patterns. It does look like more cloud cover starting tomorrow and going through the week which is a big plus. Lotsa’ Luck


6/30/19

We’ve got a beautiful day with slightly cooler temps to end the month today. The flows are still dropping slowly throughout the system as we didn’t get much rain this week despite the storms in the area. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now running 629 cfs and 47 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 715 cfs and 51 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is currently 436 cfs and 51 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1120 cfs and 60 degrees. Lordville down on the mainstem is running 2130 cfs and 62 degrees. We should have a good day out there today with some #16 Sulphurs starting in the afternoon hours and getting better as the day progresses. We are also seeing the usual bugs amongst the Sulphurs with some #14-16 Cahills, some #10 Isonychia and #18-22 Olives. Nymphing has been productive with Sulphur-sized pheasant tails and Sulphur-specific nymphs. Isonychia nymphs are also good options when going subsurface. We should have some good spinners tonight - #16 Ginger Spinners are going to be essential flies for the last hour or so of daylight. As the fish get more pressured and educated ants and beetles are great options, especially mid-day. Lotsa’ Luck


6/29/19

We’ve got a little drizzle to start the weekend with cooler temps which is a nice change compared to the weather we had most of this week. The West Branch has continued to drop throughout the week with the flow up at Stilesville running 693 cfs and 47 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 756 cfs and 49 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now at 579 cfs and 50 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1310 cfs and 58 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is running 2400 cfs and 62 degrees. With the cloud cover we should have a great day out there. We are still seeing plenty of Sulphurs in size #16 from early afternoon on and generally pick up as the day goes on. We should see some Olives today as well in the #18-22 range. Be sure to pack some Isonychia in size #10 as there have been a good number of them around in the afternoons. It looks like this afternoon will only be good cloud cover with no more rain, maybe a little shower, but nothing to worry about. Tomorrow looks to be cooler and in the 60’s with good cloud cover. Lotsa’ Luck


6/28/19

Today is going to be another warm and sunny day with a bit of cloud cover and highs in the upper-80’s. Water levels are still dropping on the West Branch due to release from the reservoir from Cannonsville. With air temps already 70 you’ll need to be prepared for the heat and sun but we should start to see some bugs in the early afternoon hours. Stilesville on the upper West is currently running 803 cfs and 46 degrees, about half of what they were releasing a week ago. Down at Hale Eddy we have 911 cfs and 48 degrees, an excellent level where we still have some cold water on the whole West, you can float or wade comfortably as well. Harvard on the upper East Branch is now running 825 cfs and 48 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy on the lower East is running 1540 cfs and 57 degrees. Lordville down on the mainstem is now at 2780 cfs and 61 degrees. These are great temps and flows for this time of year with this warm of weather and helps to keep everyone spread out and happy. We have been getting some good bugs here on the West in the afternoon ‘till dark with the Sulphurs in #14-16 being the bugs to look out for. The big fish, as usual this time of year, are getting sneaky and feeding right off of the bank with super-subtle rise forms taking the most vulnerable bugs they see coming down. There have also been good Isonycia in size #10 and are great prospecting flies this time of year. You’re not going to see a blanket hatch of them but if you are on the water you will see them throughout the day. The East Branch and main Delaware have been fishing well in the evening with spinners and duns but it can be slow on top during the day but nymphing and swinging wets can be productive. We have also been seeing a few Grey Fox and Cahills in the #14 range was well is you see a bug in that range with mottled wings. Small Blue Winged Olives are always around too and it’s a great fly to try on a fussy fish that won’t eat your multiple Sulphur patterns. Lots’a Luck and enjoy the weekend!


6/26/19

We’ve got another very warm day today with high sun and temps in the 80’s. Luckily we have lots of cold water in the system to help pad against the high air temps and we should have a good day on the water. Even in the high sun we’ve been getting some good bugs mid-afternoon and the fish are looking up. They have continued to step down the flow up at Stilesville on the West Branch and we are currently looking at 1150 cfs and 46 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 1330 cfs and 48 degrees. At these levels those who know the river are going to find plenty of places to get in and wade, maybe not all the way across the river but enough to make it happen. The East up at Harvard is now running 860 cfs and 49 cfs and down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1730 cfs and 57 degrees. The main Delaware down at Lordville is now running 3500 cfs and 58 degrees. These are really great levels and water temps heading into July with all of the rivers fishable and fishing well. We are still getting Sulphurs in the #14-16 range with a few #18’s starting to show up and will eventually take over the mid-day bug program up around Deposit. Nymphing before the hatch gets going is working pretty well with small Sulphur imitations or pheasant tails. We are seeing a few larger #14 Cahills mixed in as well as some #10 Isonychia which are always great blind-casting flies. With these warm, calm evenings we are getting some spinners of the above bugs along with some more hatching as well. The weather looks pretty similar all week with some possible rain on Saturday and cooler temps for Sunday. Lotsa’ Luck


6/25/19

It looks like clouds all day today with some light rain and warm temps to start the day at almost 70 and highs around 80. We haven’t got any rain in a few days so the rivers have continued to drop or are steady and they did drop the release out of Cannonsville overnight a few hundred cfs. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now running 1350 cfs and 46 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 1610 cfs and 48 degrees. The East is running 902 cfs up at Harvard and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1760 cfs and 56 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is now at 3790 cfs and 56 degrees. We do have warmer air temps this week but fishing has been pretty consistent the last week or so since the water came up and has been great overall with all branches fishing well. We’ve been seeing good numbers of Sulphurs, usually starting in the early afternoon and picking back up before dark. We’ve also been seeing some #14-16 Cahills, #18-20 Olives, Drakes on the East and some Isoncyhia throughout the system. Water levels are pretty good for throwing streamers but with the clarity it’s going to be much better with good cloud cover or low light situations. When it’s bright and sunny it’s almost a waste of time. The weather looks pretty similar all week with cloud cover, a chance of rain and highs around 80. Lotsa’ Luck


6/23/19

Today is starting out bright and sunny, pretty much like yesterday, with no wind and temps peaking in the upper-70’s later today. Water levels continue to drop or are pretty stable with a bit of stain to the water but plenty of visibility throughout the system. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is running 1590 cfs and 45 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 1930 cfs and 46 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is now at 976 cfs and 48 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we are lookin at 2150 cfs and 55 degrees. The main Delaware down at Lordville is currently at 4790 cfs and 55 degrees - pretty cool for late-June. These are great flows and temps for this late in the spring and the fishing remains very good. We’ve been seeing good numbers of Sulphurs in the #14-16 range, #14-16 Cahills, #10 Isonychia and a few Drakes on the main and East. The bugs have been starting in the early afternoon hours, typically lasting a few hours and then the typical right-before-dark activity for a few hours. We should see some spinners tonight of the above bugs and a lot less wind than yesterday. Lotsa’ Luck


6/22/19

We have high sun and no clouds this morning with temps in the low-50’s with highs in the low-70’s today. Everything is on the drop today after 24hrs with no rain and a few dry days coming up. Stilesville on the upper West Branch is now running at 1590 cfs and 45 degrees and Hale Eddy is currently 2040 cfs and 47 degrees with a bit of color but very good visibility. The upper East at Harvard is running 1020 cfs and 48 degrees while the lower East is now at 2620 cfs and 54 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is now 5760 cfs and 55 degrees. We have had some great surface and subsurface activity the last few days and today should be good as well, the only bad thing is the bright sun and beautiful weather. Sulphurs have been the main bugs lately throughout the system, starting in the early afternoon for a while and picking back up near the end of the day. With the clear weather we should have some good spinners tonight of various species. Mixed in with the #14-16 Sulphurs are some Olives, #10 Isonychia, #14 Cahills, #16 Dark Tan Caddis and some Drakes down on the main and East. The streamer bite has been good the last few days with the stained water but will slow down as the water clears and this weather stays nice. It looks like pretty similar weather through Monday with warm temps in the 70’s. Lotsa’ Luck


6/21/19

Today is bringing us cloudy skies after a bit of rain early this morning around sunrise. We’ve got higher water once again, after the increased release and a pretty good storm yesterday afternoon, but everything is very fishable and did fish well yesterday. We’ve got some color throughout the system, not muddy but a nice chalky haze to the river with 4-5’ of visibility depending on where you are. Some feeders are still pumping dirty water into the system so below them you will have a bit of mud before it mixes as it moves downstream. If there are any worries of the higher water affecting fishing there shouldn’t be as fishing was great yesterday. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is running 1590 cfs and 46 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 2190 cfs and 48 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is running 1100 cfs and 51 degrees this morning and then the lower East at Fishs’ Eddy is now at 2830 cfs and 57 degrees. The mainstem down at Lordville is running 5810 cfs and 57 degrees today. We had some good fishing and conditions yesterday with cloud cover most of the day and only an hour or two of hard rain. We had some decent bugs in the afternoon on the West with some good #14-16 Sulphurs, some #14 Cahills, #19-20 Olives and a few March Browns. We are still seeing a decent number of drakes on the East Branch and main D as well. Streamer fishing has been very solid since the water rose and will be as long as we have some stain to the water. Wading is going to be out for a while as even the freestones are blown out from the last few day’s rains. Lotsa’ Luck


6/19/19

We have some higher water this morning throughout the system, due partially to the rain but more so the spill from the reservoirs which occurred after the rain stopped yesterday and will continue until we can get a few days without rain. There is some stain to the water here at Hale Eddy with a few feet of visibility and definitely fishable. The upper West at Stilesville is running 1150 cfs and 48 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 1620 cfs and 49 degrees. The East up at Harvard is now running 914 cfs and 54 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1850 cfs and 58 degrees. The mainstem is running 3860 cfs this morning. If you are in the area and are looking for the easiest wading opportunity the Beaverkill is running 715 cfs and 58 degrees, a nice temp for this late in the season. The Delaware system will continue to fish very well in the higher water, although it’s hard to say what will happen today after the sudden rise in water. Likely it will be very good, especially after the fish have a bit of time to acclimate to the near tripling of water running through their home. The last two days on the system fished very well, especially for mid-June. We are seeing #14-16 Sulphurs, #10 March Browns, some Greeen and Brown Drakes, Olives and Isonychia. It looks to be cloudy all day today with some rain later this afternoon. Lotsa’ Luck


6/18/19

We do have some rain today which is going to be around all morning and into the afternoon hours. There is currently not much stain to the river but it’s likely to be a little dirty later, especially below any feeder streams. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now at 597 cfs and 45 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 853 cfs and 50 degrees, only up a few cfs since the rain started a few hours ago. The upper East Branch is now at 503 cfs and 55 degrees while the lower at Fishs’ Eddy is running 1440 cfs and 59 degrees. The main is running 2680 cfs a Lordville. The rains of two days ago really helped the fishing and yesterday was pretty good for most anglers throughout the system with the relatively cool temps we’ve had this spring everything has been fishing well. The upper West had some good Sulphurs in size #14-16 in the afternoon and today should be a great Olive day wherever you choose to fish. We have still been seeing a few March Browns and Isonychia as well and they always make great blind-casting flies. On the main and East we are still seeing a few drakes on the water. Yesterday was one of those days where everywhere fished well and today should be the same. We currently just have a steady drizzle which should make for some great fishing and hopefully will scare away some anglers who don’t know how good fishing in the rain is. Lotsa’ Luck


6/17/19

After the all-day rains of yesterday we’ve got a nice day for fishing today with good cloud cover and no rain. The rivers have dropped pretty quickly over the last 12 hours and do have some color but we are in good shape and glad to get a little rain to keep the flows at great level going into the week. At Hale Eddy here we have around three feet of visibility unless you’re fishing by a feeder stream that’s still pumping in dirty water. Last night as the rains tapered off the lower East had some color as well but still looked good. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is running 597 cfs and 45 degrees and here at Hale Eddy we have 1060 cfs and 51 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is running 445 and 54 cfs while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1610 cfs and 57 degrees. The main Delaware down at Lordville is now at 3490 cfs, up a little over 1000 cfs since yesterday but has crested and is starting to come down. We should have some good Sulphurs #14-16 this afternoon and with the cloud cover Blue Winged Olives in #18-20 will likely be decent as well. For the bigger bugs we are still getting a few #10 March Browns and a few #10 Isonychia have been around too. With the stain we’ve currently got streamers will definitely be an option and if we keep getting the rain this week they’re calling for it could be good all week. Lotsa’ Luck


6/16/19

We’ve been getting light rain most of today already with very little impact to the river so far with zero stain so far. It looks like we are currently on the southern edge of the storm as it moves East so we are missing a majority of the storm at the moment. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now at 596 cfs and 45 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 648 cfs and 48 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is currently running 294 cfs and 56 degrees while after the Beaverkill at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1050 cfs and 60 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is now running 1850 cfs and 61 degrees to start the day. Yesterday was pretty sunny with some wind and fished about like you would expect with some decent bugs mid-day on the upper West and some random fish trash-feeding on spent bugs and Sulphurs when you get a few coming off. Most of the river system has been getting into that summer/mid-June mode without many mid-day bugs but some activity towards dark and nymphing to fill in the voids. At the same time the upper West is starting to fish a little better mid-day as we finish June and move into the July Sulphurs which should just pick up as we move forward. We are also seeing a few March Browns and Isonychia as well which are great for blind casting. The nymphing has been pretty good most days and today could be a real good day with the light rain and constant clouds. Lotsa’ Luck


6/14/19

We’ve got cool temps and some light mist to start the day today with plenty of cloud cover and temps in the low-60’s today. We had some steady but light rain yesterday morning but it passed before noon and we had a pretty good day yesterday to be on the water and the rivers weren’t affected much at all. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now at 597 cfs and 44 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 664 cfs and 47 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is now at 320 cfs and 53 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1310 cfs and 57 degrees. The main down at Lordville is running 2410 cfs and 57 degrees. These cooler last couple days and nights are very helpful for keeping the temps cool on the East and mainstem. We had some decent bugs yesterday, even mid-day, especially on the upper West Branch where the fishing is slowly getting better as the season progresses. We had some #18-20 Blue Winged Olives and Sulphurs in the #14-16 range for a bit and some fish were sticking their noses up. We have been seeing some March Browns as well and they do make great blind-casting flies if there isn’t much going on with steady risers. Today is cloudy all day and should be a decent bug day with some Olives and Sulphurs too. We have been seeing some Green Drakes around in decent numbers down on the main and East as well as a few on the lower West. Tomorrow looks to be similar weather-wise with temps reaching mid-70’s and good cloud cover. Lotsa’ Luck


6/13/19

We’ve got some rain this morning which started early today with pretty steady but light showers the last few hours. The storm is traveling up the coast and it looks like we will be in it until early afternoon, ‘till around 2pm or so. With the bright sun yesterday a little rain and cooler temps are welcomed by everyone on the river. The upper West at Stilesville is now at 597 cfs and 46 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 654 cfs and 48 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now running 298 cfs and 57 degrees. The lower East is now running at 1080 cfs and 60 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is currently 2020 cfs and 60 degrees. The rivers are all still running very clear at the moment and we may see some color to the river later, especially by any creek coming in, but can only hope it’s helps the bugs a bit. With the high sun yesterday we had pretty summer-like conditions on the river without many bugs most of the day. A few caddis, March Browns or Sulphurs here and there but no notable hatch until later in the evening when we did see more of these bugs and some Green Drakes sporadically. Nymphing has been decent lately and will be better without the high sun too. Later in the evenings we have been getting some decent spinner falls with Sulphurs, Rusty Spinners for the March Browns. Lotsa’ Luck


6/11/19

The rains from yesterday and last night have passed and did bring the rivers up a bit with some affected more than others but overall the little bump in water wasn’t a bad thing. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now at 597 cfs and 45 degrees, up only slightly from yesterday. Down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 872 cfs and 50 degrees, up a few hundred cfs with some turbidity here at the bridge. The water on the West is still rising this morning but should crest later this and drop slowly throughout the day and is going to be a safe bet for wade fishermen. The upper East at Harvard is now flowing 677 cfs and 55 degrees, up from around 200 cfs yesterday morning. The lower East at Fishs’ Eddy is now at 2170 cfs and 60 degrees and rising after the Beaverkill really got smoked. The mainstem down at Lordville is now at 2130 cfs and 59 degrees and will continue to rise throughout the day and will have some color as the water from the Beaverkill and East work their way down. Yesterday was ok on the water but the all-day rains didn’t help, even though is was never really torrential. Today should be better with no rain but lots of cloud cover throughout the day. We did have some Sulphurs in #14-16 yesterday and should today as well later this afternoon. It also looks like a great Olive day as well. We should get some spinners as well with the clear skies and no rain. Lotsa’ luck


6/10/19

We do have some cloud cover to start the week today with nice temps in the mid-50’s with highs later in the mid-60’s with some rain starting this afternoon. We had bright sun and warmer temps the last couple days which didn’t help the mid-day fishing any but the evenings were pretty good. During the day nymphing or blind-casting was a good option with a few bugs popping here and there but no notable hatch till we got later into the day. The water levels have continued to drop and the coming rain will be welcomed. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is currently 589 cfs and 44 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 632 cfs and 47 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is down to 206 cfs and 56 while the lower East at Fishs’ Eddy we have 571 cfs and 62 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is now at 1470 cfs and 63 degrees. Spent caddis in the #16-18 range have been good flies if you can find some fish trash-feeding mid-day, eating whatever comes their way. We have been seeing pretty good Sulphurs in the #14-16 range later in the day with good bugs the last hour and a half of the day. With the change in weather and good clouds we are hoping for better bugs with the better conditions. Blue Winged Olives in #18-20 are always solid choices when you have some decent clouds and rain. We are also seeing some #8-10 March Browns which make great blind-casting flies, always an excellent way to drum up some fish if it’s slow on top. We are seeing some Drakes down on the main and East Branch where they live and a few on the lower West. Lotsa’ Luck


6/7/19

Today is starting out petty warm with clear skies with temps reaching the upper-70’s later today with some cloud cover. River levels continue to drop with the dry weather we’ve had this week with only the edge of a few storms touching down. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is running 597 cfs at Stilesville and 44 degrees while Hale Eddy is running 704 cfs and 47 degrees. The East at Harvard is now at 200 cfs and 54 degrees and Fishs’ Eddy on the lower East is running 783 cfs and 59 degrees. The main at Lordville is at 1870 cfs and 59 degrees. We’ve had some pretty good fishing the past few days with some decent bugs throughout the afternoon with no blanket hatch of any one bug, usually a variety of what we’ve been seeing with fish picking off the vulnerable ones that come down their lane - think spent caddis, spinners and cripples. That along with blind-casting in likely spots or over areas you’ve seen fish rising will produce some great results if you have faith in it, maybe a few March Browns or a large Sulphur. As far as bugs you should expect #14-16 Sulphurs, #18-20 Olives, #8-10 March Browns, #18 Tan caddis and a few Drakes on the main Delaware and East Branch. The spent caddis has been a great fly all week and is hard to beat throughout the day with the trash-feeders sipping whatever looks dead, spinners are a great option too. In the evening have spinners of the above bugs in the appropriate sizes with all of them being rusty in color except the Sulphurs which will be a ginger color. Lotsa’ Luck


6/5/19

The clouds and warmer air temp is looking great for today’s fishing with a little rain overnight, but today will be good. The upper West at Stilesville is now at 589 cfs and 45 degrees while down at Hale Eddy is running 750 cfs and 48 degrees. The East Branch up at Harvard is now running 206 cfs and 53 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 882 cfs and 57 degrees. The main Lordville is running 1930 cfs and 57 degrees. Again, with today’s weather we should have some excellent fishing with #14-16 Sulphurs, #8-10 March Browns, #18-20 Olives, and plenty of tan caddis in the #16-18 range. The upper stretches of the West are still seeing a few small #16 Hendricksons around as well. Rusty spinners in the appropriate sizes of all those bugs except the Sulphurs, which will be a ginger spinner, are must haves as well. Spent caddis in #18 have been working very well lately and are also bugs you want to be packing. We’ve got a bit of rain tonight into tomorrow which isn’t a bad thing and may boost levels a bit but is nothing to worry about. Lotsa’ Luck


6/3/19

Sunny skies to start the week here in Hancock with nice, pleasant temps in th upper-40’s. Water levels are still great for floaters and waders as we were lucky the last couple days with the passing storms that missed us. Temps cooled yesterday and the high today is in ht e The upper West is running 605 cfs and 46 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 924 cfs and 48 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is now at 235 cfs and 52 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1100 cfs and 56 degrees. The main is now at 2510 cfs and 56 degrees. The fishing has been good lately, maybe slow a bit as the storms passed through, but overall good fishing with plenty of bugs most of the day from afternoon on. Last night after the rain we saw quite a few Sulphurs in the #14 range and #10 March Browns with fish eating them. We should have some of their spinners too as the bugs accumulate after a few days of hatching. There are still a few small, #16 Hendricksons on the upper half of the West Branch as well. Tomorrow looks to be cool as well with highs in the low-60’s before the temps creep up towards the weekend. Lotsa’ Luck


6/2/19

We’ve got some rain moving into the region late this morning with some more moving in this afternoon. The storm last night didn’t do much at all and passed us with very little rain. It looks like today’s rain could do the same but only time will tell and the conditions look great with good clouds and random drizzle. Yesterday was pretty good, despite the high sun most of the day, and some great fish were caught. The upper West is down to 613 at Stilesville and 49 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 872 cfs and 51 degrees - really ideal wading conditions for the West Branch. The East is at 229 cfs at Harvard and 56 degrees while at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1100 cfs and 61 degrees. The main at Lordville is running 2510 cfs and 60 degrees. Today should be a great Blue Winged Olive day with the cloud cover. There are still a few Hendricksons on the upper West Branch along with the great caddis we’ve had the past two weeks. The March Browns and #14-16 Sulphurs have been picking up the last couple days so be prepared. The weather and conditions look great heading into next week. Lotsa’ Luck


6/1/19

Today started out with a bit of sun with some nice cloud cover moving in this morning. We are supposed to get a bit of rain later today starting around 5pm. Great fishing weather for the weekend and it looks like tonight’s rain won’t be too heavy until later. The rivers are all in great shape with some great wading opportunities lately. The upper West at Stilesville is at 653 cfs and 51 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 938 cfs and 51 degrees, a nice medium where wading and floating are comfortable. The upper East is down to 229 cfs and 56 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1160 cfs and 60 degrees. The main down at Lordville is now running 2650 cfs and 58 degrees. We’ve had some great fishing lately with quite a few different hatches coming and going. The West is still seeing the end of the #16Hendricksons and some spinners, especially the upper half. We’ve been getting tremendous tan and charcoal caddis hatches in the #18 range and spent caddis have been a popular fly. There are also a few apple caddis mixed in too. The Olives in #18-20 should be great today. The main and East are seeing some #8-10 March Browns and #14-16 Sulphurs in better numbers and we are seeing more on the West pick up too. With the rain tonight and some mid-day tomorrow we can expect some colored water but we should still be in good shape for next week. Lotsa’ Luck


5/31/19

We’ve got some sunny skies this morning after the rains of last night which brought a little stain to the water but didn’t bring levels much at all. There’s around 3’ of visibility here at Hale Eddy and it will clear pretty quickly throughout the day. The upper West at Stilesville is now at 683 cfs and 50 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 1200 cfs and 49 degrees, very similar levels to the last couple days. The upper East is now at Harvard is now running 270 cfs and 51 degrees and Fishs’ Eddy on the lower East is at 1370 cfs and 57 degrees - down a few hundred since yesterday. The mainstem at Lordville is at 3230 cfs 56 degrees. Some nice fish were caught yesterday but the bugs were a bit slower and the afternoon rains brought in some pretty good fog for the night. We have still been getting some great bugs with lots of Tan Caddis in the #16-18 range, #18 Charcoal and some #16 Apple Caddis. On the upper West there are a few lingering Hendricksons #16. Blue Winged Olives in the #18-20 range are always great flies on our system. Rusty Spinners in the #10-20 range are essential flies for May/early-June. The March Browns #8-10 and Sulphurs #14-16 have been around on the Main, East and lower West and will be moving upriver any time now. It looks like clear skies through today and into tomorrow with some clouds and possible rain tomorrow afternoon with no significant accumulation. Lotsa’ Luck


5/30/19

We have great cloud cover to start the day with no rain in the forecast until later today around 8pm or so. Despite the rains the last couple days fishing remains excellent. During the heavier bouts of rain the fishing was tough at times but great before and after and no rivers are even close to being too stained to fish. You may see more stain near certain feeder creeks but overall clarity is pretty good throughout the system with plenty of wade fishing opportunities. The upper West at Stilesville is now at 780 cfs and 49 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 1210 cfs and 48 degrees. The East up at Harvard is now 307 cfs and 51 degrees and Fishs’ Eddy below the Beaverkill (842 and dropping) is now 1630 cfs and 57 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is currently 3860 cfs and 56 degrees. Today should be an excellent Blue Winged Olive day with the cloudy skies and the March Browns and Sulphurs have picked up on the main and East as well as the lower West and we should see more as the days go on. Streamer fishing should also be a good option with some color to the water. It doesn’t look like much rain today, around .19”, so we are in great shape going into the weekend. Lotsa’ Luck


5/28/19

We’ve got a little drizzle to which just started around 7:30 this morning and it looks like it will last until 1 pm or so and some more light rain in the afternoon hours with temps in the upper-60’s. Sounds like a fine day for fishing. Yesterday was another solid day and last night was about as good as it gets with plenty of bugs and no shortage of fat fish feeding on top. Water levels are still at a great level for both wade fishing and floating. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is running 669 cfs and 47 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 847 cfs and 48 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is at 284 cfs and 53 degrees and down lower at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1050 cfs and 58 degrees. The West Branch fished well all weekend with good bugs even in the sunny weather with tons of Tan, Charcoal and Apple caddis in all stages of life. We are still seeing the tail end of the Hendrickson hatch with plenty of spinners the last few nights. There are some Olives and even some Blue Quills on the upper West Branch too. The main and East Branch have been a bit slower in the bright sun, as they normally are, especially as we are getting to the end of May. Today should be a much better day to be on those rivers with perfect, buggy conditions with the warm air and light, on-and-off drizzle. We’ve been getting some March Browns and a few Sulphurs down there too. It looks like clouds and rain later in the day for the next couple days which should lead to some excellent days on the water. Lotsa’ Luck


5/26/19

Today is starting out bright and sunny after a clear night with air temps in the low-50’s with some cloud cover throughout the day. The rivers are all in great shape with nice and wadeable flows throughout the system. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is running 701 cfs and 48 degrees with great clarity and down at Hale Eddy we have 951 cfs 48 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is running 307 this morning and 51 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1150 cfs and 57 degrees. The main Delaware is running 2550 cfs and 57 degrees. Yesterday was another solid day on the water with plenty of bugs and some great fish being caught. We are seeing tons of caddis throughout the day with some #18 Tan and Charcoal caddis and spent caddis are always great options. The upper West is still getting some Hendricksons in the afternoon hours and plenty of spinners too. Rusty spinners in general in 10-18 are required flies this time of year. We are seeing some #8-10 March Browns as well, and that’s were those larger spinners will come in handy. For those down on the lower sections of the main we are starting to see a few #14-16 Sulphurs too. It looks like Tuesday is going to be an overcast and rainy which is great news for those who own rain jackets. Lotsa’ Luck


5/25/19

It looks like another nice day on the Delaware with some sun and warm temps in the mid-60’s. We did get a bit of rain last night but it didn’t affect the river as far as flow or turbidity. We had a great day on the water yesterday with a bit of wind but plenty of bugs and beautiful fish being caught. All of the wade fishermen should be happy with the lower water and plenty of wading opportunities throughout the system. The upper West at Stilesville is now at 701 cfs and 48 degrees while Hale Eddy is running 1140 cfs adn 48 degrees as well. The upper East Branch at Harvard is down to 337 cfs and 51 degrees and the lower is running 1250 cfs and 56 degrees at Fishs’ Eddy. The main at Lordville is down to 2680 cfs and 55 degrees. The bugs really haven’t changed too much lately with some March Browns showing up throughout the system and some Hendricksons, Olives and Paraleps still on the West. There have also been some #16 Brown Stoneflies mixed into the bug soup. With all of the hatching we’ve had some great spinner falls lately, with all of the bugs turning into Rusty Spinners of appropriate sizes. A #16 Rusty Spinner is a hard fly to beat this time of year, despite whats on the water. Lotsa’ Luck


5/24/19

We have high some clear skies and warm temps to start the weekend with a decreased flow to the both the East and West Branches which will make all of the wade fishermen happy. It looks to be clear for the morning with some clouds moving in later and some rain after dark. The upper West at Stilesville is now down to 969 cfs and 49 degrees and at Hale Eddy we have 1330 cfs and 46 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is down to 465 cfs and 47 degrees and the lower East at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1430 cfs and 51 degrees. Lordville is now running 3270 cfs and 51 degrees. We’ve got highs today in the low-70’s and with the lower water it will warm up the rivers more than we’ve been seeing lately. We are still seeing the same bugs with Hendricksons, Olives and Blue Quills on the West and some March Browns on the main, East and lower West. We should also see some spinners tonight with low winds and temps in the evening in the upper-60’s. Nymphing should also be effective with the lower water levels throughout the system. Lotsa’ Luck


5/23/19

Today looks like a fishy day today with great cloud cover and warm temps overnight with current temps in the upper-50’s with highs in the low-60’s. The last few days have been very good with similar weather and no shortage of bugs or fish rising most of the day. We really avoided those storms of yesterday with minimal rainfall. The rivers are all still in great shape and dropping slowly with the upper West Branch at Stilesville running 1850 cfs and 52 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 2300 cfs and 47 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is down to 697 cfs and 48 degrees and offers more wading now. The lower East Branch at Fishs’ Eddy is at 1730 cfs and 53 degrees while down on the mainstem we have 4360 cfs and 52 degrees at Lordville. There is great visibility on all rivers and we’ve been getting great bugs lately. The West has been very good with good Hendricksons #14-16, Blue Quills #16-18, Olives #18-20 and their rusty spinners usually later in the day. We are seeing a lot of caddis throughout the day and a few spent caddis are good flies to pack along. The main and East are getting some March Browns in the #8-10 range as well. With the current conditions we should have a great day. Lotsa’ Luck


5/22/19

We’ve got sunny skies again today with a little cloud cover moving in later today with some rain early tomorrow morning minus the brutal wind we had yesterday which made fishing very tough throughout the system. The upper East at Harvard is now at 2270 cfs and 52 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 2780 cfs and 46 degrees. The East Branch at Harvard is now running 835 cfs and 44 degrees while below the Beaverkill at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 1890 cfs and 50 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is now at 4940 cfs and 50 degrees. Today should be a good day with the clouds moving in without the winds of yesterday. We should have some decent bugs with Hendricksons, Olives and Blue Quills on the West Branch and some spinners tonight. The mainstem and East and Beaverkill are getting some March Browns as well. The whole system is also getting some great hatches of tan and charcoal colored caddis in the #16 range. Spent caddis and pupa subsurface are working well and are good flies to try if the fish are being difficult. We are getting some warmer temps this weekend and not much rain after tomorrow morning. Lotsa’ Luck


5/21/19

We currently have good clouds to start the day which are supposed to clear up later this afternoon with cooler temps in the upper-40’s and reaching low-60’s later today. The West Branch dropped a lot over the last 24 hours and is much clearer today, perfect for fishing, and should continue to fish well after the high water we had yesterday. The upper West at Stilesville is now at 2420 cfs and 53 degrees which is has been rising over the last 24hrs due to the delay of the spill coming over the reservoir from the storm. Hale Eddy has dropped steadily and is now at 3130 cfs and 47 degrees with plenty of visibility. The upper East at Harvard, which never got hit on Sunday, is now at 927 cfs and 47 degrees and below the Beaverkill at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 2170 cfs and 53 degrees. The main down at Lordville is now running 5740 cfs and 52 degrees. Other than the West Branch and Mainstem being a little higher we are back to where we were last week as far as fishing and should expect pretty good surface activity with still strong Hendricksons, Olives, Blue Quills along with Tan Caddis in the #16 range, and some smaller Charcoal caddis in the #18 range. Spinners of the mayflies could be on the water at any time later today due to the cooler temps, so make sure you have plenty of Rusty Spinners in #14-18. The forecast looks pretty good for this week with rising temps as we go towards the weekend with a chance of rain on Thursday. Lotsa’ Luck


5/20/19

We have partly cloudy skies this Monday morning with warm and humid air temps in the mid-60’s already. We got hit pretty good on the West Branch here with last nights storms but the East Branch and even Beaverkill didn’t get hit as bad and went up very little. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now running 2000 cfs and 52 degrees, which is up about 120 cfs. The West down at Hale Eddy is up to 4270 cfs and 51 degrees and is very turbid with minimal visibility. Oquaga creek up on the West is a big contributor to the muddy conditions but everything will clear up pretty quickly and currently there are miles of clear water to fish. The upper East at Harvard is now at 1000 cfs and 50 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 2200 and 56 degrees with minimal turbidity throughout the whole East Branch. It looks like the Beaverkill only went up a couple hundred cfs overnight and is now at 1070. The mainstem at Lordville was running 4810 cfs and 55 degrees but will go up as the water from the West makes it’s way down there. We had pretty good bugs last night and yesterday with tons of caddis, some Hendricksons, Olives and Blue Quills. Lotsa’ Luck


5/19/19

This morning is starting out warm with temps already near 60 degrees with a bit of spotty cloud cover but no rain until later tonight. We are supposed to get a half-inch tonight into tomorrow which won’t affect the fishing or rivers much but may puff them up a bit and prolong the spill from the reservoirs. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now at 1870 cfs and 52 degrees. Down at Hale Eddy we have 2350 cfs and 46 degrees with very clear water. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now at 1140 and 47 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we are looking at 2330 and 51 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is now 5320 cfs and 51 degrees as well. With the abundance of water everything is very fishable at these levels and the fishing over the weekend has been pretty good with lots of bugs, especially on the West, with great fish looking up. Bugs have been the same with a few March Browns added to the mix, especially down on the main. We are already seeing quite a few bugs around with the warm temps this morning and no rain until 10pm tonight. Lotsa’ Luck


5/18/19

We have a sunny day this morning with a few clouds moving in with highs in the upper-60’s. The rivers are all about the same, dropping slowly as we get into a couple days without rain. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is flowing at 2020 cfs and 52 degrees while Hale Eddy is now at 2600 cfs and 45 degrees. The East at Harvard is now 1430 cfs and 46 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2740 cfs and 49 degrees. The main at Lordville is at 6150 cfs and 48 degrees. We should have another good day with a little cloud cover to help but overall clear skies as the day goes on. We are still looking at Hendricksons, Olives and Blue Quills for the main hatches with lots of caddis which can be important, especially if there are a lack of mayflies earlier in the day. A few March Browns too on the lower East and Mainstem. It looks like a good night for spinners which will all be rusty in the appropriate sizes. It looks like some rain early tomorrow morning ending around 10 am with some cloud cover too, should be another good day in this great season so far. Lotsa’ Luck


5/17/19

We are getting a bit of rain this morning, nothing that’s going to last, just a few small cells moving through from the west. We may get another shot of rain over the next hour but the rest of the day looks like cloud cover and upper-60’s for the air temp. Yesterday was bright and sunny with no clouds which isn’t ideal. The West Branch at Stilesville is currently 2040 cfs and 53 degrees, steadily climbing as Cannonsville spills. The West down at Hale Eddy has actually dropped a bit with a flow of 2740 cfs and 46 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is now 1530 cfs and 46 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2930 cfs and 50 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is running 8540 cfs and 46 degrees. Clarity is still good all around and we should have some good fishing and bugs today with the cloud cover and warm temps - ideal conditions. Tomorrow is similar with upper 60’s and less clouds. We’ve had excellent bugs this week, obviously better with clouds and light rain, and today should be no different. We’re still seeing #14-16 Hendricksons, #18-20 Olives, #16-18 Blue Quills, a few March Browns in the #10-12 range just getting going and lots of Apple and Chimarra caddis throughout the system. Lotsa’ Luck


5/15/19

There is actually some sun this morning peeking through the cloud cover that we hope sticks around. Today’s forecast is for partly clearing skies and highs in the low-60’s. After three days of 40-degree weather with steady, light rain the warmer temps are nice to have. Despite the crumby weather we had some good fishing and lots of bugs. Yesterday was on of the better bug days you’ll ever see here and the fish were feeding on top all afternoon. There have been lots of phone calls the past few days concerning the weather and people surprised there were great bugs and fish feeding in the all-day-rains. Those days are always so much better than any bright and sunny day - if you like to catch fish at least. It’s pretty amazing that this is shocking to people. If you shy away from fishing when it’s rainy or cool you’re going to miss some of best days with minimal pressure. The next couple days look dry and in the 60’s so we should have some good fishing. The rivers are dropping for the most part with the upper West Branch at Stilesville running 1610 cfs and 44 degrees while Hale Eddy down lower is at 2950 cfs and 44 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now 1430 cfs and 44 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 3760 cfs and 46 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is now 8540 cfs and 46 degrees. We saw plenty of Hendricksons, Olives and Blue Quills yesterday so today should be some of the same. With the clearer weather we should have some spinners sometime today as well. Streamer fishing with the slightly stained water should be better now too. Lotsa’ Luck


5/14/19

We’ve still got a little drizzle from the rains of yesterday but not much more today is in the forecast. It will be mostly cloudy all day today with highs in the mid-40’s. The rivers are running a bit higher but have crested and are dropping. Currently the West Branch here at Hale Eddy is a bit stained but definitely fishable with a flow of 2900 cfs and 43 degrees. Upriver at Stilesville we have 1590 cfs and 43 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is up to 1400 cfs and 44 degrees and dropping while downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 4700 cfs and 45 degrees. Lordville down on the mainstem is running 10,300 cfs and 45 degrees. The last two days were very wet to be out fishing but all caught fish and some did well, especially for the given conditions. The stained water will definitely be much better for streamer fishing which was getting tough due to the clear water we had. Sunday was pretty bugless on most sections but yesterday some anglers had some surface activity with BWO’s in the afternoon. Tomorrow is going to be back in the 60’s which will fire the bugs up a bit and get us back on track. Lotsa’ Luck


5/13/19

We have some light rain/mist this morning which has been present for the last 24 hours with some light rain mixed in here and there with temps in the mid-40’s. The rain yesterday didn’t accumulate too much and the rivers are still running clear and pretty consistent with what they’ve been the last week. We currently have 1570 cfs and 42 degrees upriver at Stilesville and 2120 cfs and 42 degrees downriver at Hale Eddy. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now running 883 cfs and 44 degrees while downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2720 cfs and 46 degrees on the lower East which has crested after rising about 1000 cfs. The mainstem at Lordville is currently 6080 cfs and 46 degrees. Today’s forecast is very similar to yesterday’s with some rain later today with the large parts of the storm going north and south of us. It was chilly with rain yesterday but fish were being caught, primarily below the surface with nymphs and streamers. There were a few fish rising here and there with very little mayfly activity if any but some midges here and there. Tomorrow looks to be cool as well with very little rain but some cloud cover until the temps rise on Wednesday and continue to rise into the weekend. Although the wading is still, and will be for a while, very limited the rivers are in excellent shape and very fishable. Lotsa’ Luck


5/12/19

This Sunday is starting out a bit rainy, which started early this morning, but has yet to do much to the river as far as levels or turbidity. We are going to have heavy clouds and off-and-on rain most of the day with cooler temps but that does not mean it will be a slow day on the water. We’ve already had some guides out early with streamers and we should have some bugs in the afternoon hours if the rain is friendly. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is running 1570 cfs and 43 degrees, showing no affects from the rain now that the reservoir is not spilling which is going to change again. Down at Hale Eddy we have 1840 cfs and 43 degrees to start the day, again a bit cooler due to the lack of warm water coming over the reservoir but also no real stain to the water. The upper East Branch at Harvard is running 829 cfs and 45 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1840 cfs and 50 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is now at 3920 cfs and 50 degrees and likely has some stain but not much yet and levels are still steady. Yesterday was pretty good with some decent fishing with the sunny skies we had but fish were caught and the bugs weren’t bad with a few spinners at night. Today, being mother’s day mixed with the weather forecast (keeping the weak inside), will be a good day to be on the water as it always is. Lotsa’ Luck


5/11/19

It’s a bit cooler and in the 40’s this morning with good cloud cover to start the day with highs in the mid-50’s later this afternoon. The rain yesterday afternoon didn’t do too much to the river the flows are still about where they were all this week. The upper West at Stilesville is now 1570 cfs and 42 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 1860 cfs and 43 degrees with plenty of clarity. The upper East at Harvard is now running 871 cfs and 46 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2000 cfs and 50 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is now at 4140 cfs and 49 degrees. Today should be a good day on the water with good cloud cover and minimal wind today. The storms that rolled in yesterday afternoon didn’t drop a ton of rain but didn’t help the fishing either. We should be good today with no rain and should get some spinners too since the last two days weren’t ideal. Still seeing the same bugs with Henricksosn, BWO’s, Blue Quills and caddis listed below. Lotsa’ Luck


5/10/19

We have rain to start the weekend this morning, as of now just some light sprinkles, but we are supposed to get a little more this afternoon with minimal accumulations - nothing to be worried about. The rivers are still dropping after a few warm, dry days. The upper West at Stilesville is now 1570 cfs and 42 degrees while downriver at Hale Eddy we have 1890 cfs and 43 degrees. The East Branch up at Harvard is currently running 871 cfs and 46 degrees and downriver below the Beaverkill (666 cfs) at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1930 cfs and 49 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is currently 4120 cfs and 48 degrees. We have had some great bugs and fishing most of the week but yesterday was high sun and very windy, needless to say it wasn’t the best day to be on the water and at times it was brutal with the upstream winds. Today is a different story with ideal bug and cooperative fish weather with the rain and clouds. We should be back on track today with good flows, and clarity throughout the system. We should see some good bugs with the usual suspects of #14-16 Hendricksons, #18-20 Blue Winged Olives, #16-18 Blue Quills, #18-20 Chimarra caddis and #14-16 Apple Caddis. Be prepared with plenty of duns, emergers and spinners as the fish have been getting tougher and aren’t just eating a nice looking fly with a perfect drift. Tomorrow looks to be a bit cooler with temps in the upper-50’s and mostly cloudy but no rain. Lotsa’ Luck


5/8/19

We have a nice sunny morning with minimal clouds and temps in the upper-40’s to start the day with highs in the low-60’s. We got no rain out of the storm yesterday so levels have continued to drop. We had good bugs again, especially on the West, with the same bugs we’ve been seeing for a few weeks. #14-16 Hendricksons have been strong as well as #16-18 Blue Quills and #18-20 Blue Winged Olives on the cloudy days. Some #14-16 Apple Caddis and Chimarra caddis #18-20 have been around too. The West Branch up at Stilesville is now 1570 cfs and 43 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 2000 cfs and 43 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now 952 cfs and 45 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2220 cfs and 49 degrees. The mainstem is now 4760 cfs and 49 degrees. The fishing has remained very good with plenty of bugs but with today’s high sun expect some difficult fish. Paying attention to the feeding fish will tell you a lot, especially with the variety of bugs in their varying stages. We should have spinners today with the high skies and warmer temps. Lotsa’ Luck


5/7/19

Clouds to start the day once again with cooler temps around 50 due to the clear skies last night. We are supposed to get a little light rain later today around 3pm, with less than a quarter inch total, not enough to affect any of the rivers. We had some good fishing once again yesterday even though it did clear and become sunny in the afternoon hours. The rivers are still stable with pretty much the same levels as yesterday. West Branch up at Stilesville is running 1670 cfs and 46 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 2150 cfs and 44 degrees. Harvard on the upper East Branch is now 997 cfs and 45 degrees. The lower East after the Beaverkill is now at 2380 cfs and 49 degrees at Fishs’ Eddy. The mainstem is now at 5180 cfs and 49 degrees. We are still getting the same bugs in good numbers and last night we did have some spinners after it cleared and got sunny. The rain today won’t do much to the river and should help the fishing this afternoon. A little bit of stain wouldn’t be a bad thing either. Lotsa’ Luck


5/6/19

We have more cloud cover to start the week with no rain in today’s forecast. The flows stayed steady over the last 24hrs with 1730 cfs still at Stilesville and 47 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 2270 cfs and 44 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now 1050 cfs and 46 degrees and downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2600 cfs and 49 degrees. The main Delaware is running 5690 cfs and 49 degrees. We did have a little rain yesterday but avoided the majority of the storm and there was no real affect of the rivers. Yesterday was another good day on the water early with plenty of bugs but it did die down a bit as we got into the later hours of the day, say after 6 or so. The Hendricksons, Blue Winged Olives and Blue Quills have been great and will be around for a while. We are also seeing good numbers of Chimarra Caddis in sizes #16-18 and Apple Caddis in the #16 range. With all of these bugs and different stages there are a lot of different options for the feeding fish and they aren’t always easy and sometimes maddening. We look pretty good for weather in the upcoming days with a little bit of rain tomorrow but nothing too significant. Lotsa’ Luck


5/5/19

The light rain we are going to have around all day just started around sunrise with no real accumulation or impact yet. Temps look good today, with highs around 60. Yesterday was like much of the week with good fishing and plenty of fish feeding on top for everyone, not that they are easy though. With all of the different bugs and the various stages it can be tough to crack the code of what each fish is feeding on. The rivers have all plateaued after the rains of Friday night and are fishing well. The upper West is running 1730 cfs and 48 degrees and Hale Eddy is now 2300 cfs and 44 degrees. Harvard is running 1030 on the upper East Branch while at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2400 cfs and 50 degrees. The mainstem is now 5340 cfs and 50 degrees to start the day. The bugs you are likely to see on the water are pretty much all of the bugs on a hatch chart for this time of year. The Hendricskons in #14-16 have been pretty good lately with lots of #16-18 Blue Quills, #18-20 Blue Winged Olives, #16 Apple Caddis and #18-20 Chimarra mixed in too in their different stages. With all of the hatching going on fish are still feeding a lot sub surface and in the film taking the bugs before they surface. Rusty spinners, which all of the above mayflies will molt into, in the sizes of the appropriate mayfly are must-haves for this time of year You just have to put your time in and observe while getting good drifts with some different bugs. The streamer fishing is still solid and will get better with a little stain if the rain does increase. It does look like a little rain throughout the week but that’s nothing new and not a terrible thing with the quality of fishing we’ve had during the last month of the same. Lotsa’ Luck


5/4/19

After last nights rain the rivers look good, most areas have a bit more color, but overall the rain didn’t do much to the levels or turbidity. Even thought the dry fly fishing has been excellent the stain should help the streamer game a bit. No more rain is in the forecast today but lots of clouds and temps near 70 which is ideal. Stilesville on the upper West Branch is now 1710 cfs and 46 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 2430 cfs and 44 degrees, up only a few hundred cfs. The East is looking good too with 1030 cfs and 46 degrees up at Harvard while Fishs’ Eddy is now 2380 and 49 degrees. The main at Lordville is now 5340 cfs and 48 degrees. If you have access to something to float in conditions couldn’t be better and the fish and bugs are about as good as it gets. We are still seeing the same bugs with Hendricksons, Olives, Blue Quills and some caddis. There have been lots of bugs on the water with several different stages they could be feeding on - from Olive emeregers to cripples or spinners. Paying attention the fish feeding will really help in these situations when they get picky. We should have another great day. Lotsa’ Luck


5/3/19

We’ve clouds to start the day today with a bit of drizzle with no rain overnight and warm temps in the mid-50’s. We are getting a bit of rain until 11am and then some more moving in starting around 7pm and going through the night and into the morning on Saturday but done by 4am or so. We’ve had some excellent fishing lately as the levels have dropped consistently this week with some great hatches. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now running 1750 cfs and 49 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we 2150 cfs and 44 degrees. The East Branch up at Harvard is now running 908 cfs and 46 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2120 cfs and 49 degrees. The main down at Lordville is currently 4720 cfs and 48 degrees. We’ve had excellent fishing this whole week with some days better than others but the last few days have been great with the warmer air temps and river temps as well, even up high due to the spill coming over the reservoirs. We’ve had great hatches of #14-16 Hendricksons, #16-18 Blue Quills, #18-20 Blue Winged Olives as well as some caddis. We are seeing some small #18-20 Chimarra caddis and #16 Apple caddis as well. We should see all of these bugs for a while and I would expect to see some more color in the rivers tomorrow morning after the rain but fishing should remain solid. Lotsa’ Luck


5/1/19

Today is starting out nice and calm with good cloud cover and temps in the mid-40’s. The rivers are all still slowly dropping after very small amounts of rain the last two nights. The upper West Branch is currently 43 degrees and 2040 cfs and 48 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 2580 cfs and 43 degrees with good clarity throughout. The upper East is now running 1220 cfs and 43 degrees and the lower at Fishs’ Eddy is now 2600 cfs and 46 degrees. The main at Lordville is now 5880 cfs and 45 degrees. Today looks ideal weather-wise with low winds, lots of clouds all day and temps in the mid-50’s. Yesterday fished well but with less bugs than the the last two days, especially Monday when there were too many bugs at times. We are seeing a good start to the Hendricksons in #14-16, Blue Winged Olives in the #18-20 range and Blue Quills in size #16-18. Today is going to be dry but a little rain the next few nights might give the rivers some color and help with the streamer bite. Lotsa’ Luck


4/30/19

We have light drizzle this morning after a slight amount of rain last night and rivers are still slowly dropping as the spill decreases by the day. Today will be a great day to be on the water, likely a hard one to beat with the overcast, drizzle and bug activity we’ve been seeing. The West Branch at Stilesville is now running 2140 cfs and 48 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 2790 43 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now down to 1400 cfs and 43 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2910 cfs and 46 degrees. Down on the main Delaware we are looking at 6500 cfs and 45 degrees. All of the rivers are in great shape for floating with some hard-to-beat fishing with lots of bugs to keep the fish happy. We had a lot of bugs yesterday with air temps in the mid-50’s with Olives in the #18-20 range, #16-18 Blue Quills and lots of #14-16 Hendricksons. We could also see spinners, all Rusty, any time during the day. We are seeing a few #16-18 Stoneflies and Chimarra caddis but with the mayflies on the water we’ve been seeing the stones and caddis are pretty much irrelevant. The streamer fishing conditions are still very good but once the bugs start who’s throwing streamers? We are supposed to get a little rain the rest of the week but it looks like nothing significant until we get to the weekend, and just like the last three weekends we can just hope for the best. Lotsa’ Luck


4/29/19

The clear skies last night brought the temps down and we have a little frost going with sunny skies to start the day. We have temps today in the upper-50’s later this afternoon with a little rain later tonight. Despite the colder temps and snow this weekend we did have some good fishing and even fish every afternoon feeding on top. The rivers are dropping still, some quicker than others, and are all pretty clear at the moment. Stilesville on the upper West Branch is running 2270 cfs and 45 degrees while down at Hale Eddy we have 2970 cfs and 42 degrees. The East up at Harvard is now 1790 cfs and 41 degrees and downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 3900 cfs and 43 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is running 7530 cfs and 42 degrees. We do have a bit of rain in the forecast coming up this week but nothing significant to affect the fishing. The streamer fishing was pretty good this past weekend after the rains of Friday and Saturday and we even had good dry fly fishing in the afternoon hours if you hung in there. The Blue Winged Olives in #18-20 and Blue Quills in #16-18 have been very good the last few weeks, we are also seeing #14-16 Hendricksons which should be good this week with the warmer temps. We are also seeing a few #16-18 Black Stoneflies still around and small Chimarra caddis in the #18-20 range which aren’t as important on top if the water is covered in Olives. With both reservoirs spilling for a while wade fishing is a distant thought on the Delaware but there are some smaller streams that have been fishing very well if a boat is not an option. Lotsa’ Luck


4/28/19

We have clouds and a bit of drizzle this morning with temps in the upper 30’s to start the morning, about like yesterday without the wind. It looks like a little rain late morning with highs in the mid-40’s. The rivers have continued to drop and are clearing as well. Currently the river here at Hale Eddy has more of a green tint, not really muddy. Stilesville is down to 2310 cfs and 45 degrees with clear water up that high and down at Hale Eddy we have 3150 and 42 degrees which has dropped about 500 cfs since yesterday morning. On the East up at Harvard we have 1790 cfs and 41 degrees and below the Beaverkill at Fishs’ Eddy we are down to 3900 cfs and 43 degrees. The mainstem has dropped to 8450 cfs and 43 degrees, down a few thousand from last night. Despite the snow and cooler temps yesterday there were a lot of boats out the fishing was pretty good with streamers the first half of the day and in the afternoon there were some decent bugs and fish feeding on them. We are still seeing good Olives in the #18-20 range with these cloudy conditions along with #16-18 Blue Quills and some #14-16 Hendricksons too. The forecast for light rain mid-day shouldn’t do too much to the rivers and the temps are moving up tomorrow into the low-60’s. Lotsa’ Luck


4/27/19

We got some rain last night but we really lucked out as most of the heavy rain went just east of us. The rivers did go up a bit but are still fishable and will clear up quickly. The West Branch is turbid here at Hale Eddy but definitely fishable and is looking good for streamers. Up around Deposit the water is going to be clearer yet. Stilesville on the upper West is now running 2160 cfs and 46 degrees while Hale Eddy is now at 3350 ifs and 44 degrees and is dropping. The upper East at Harvard is now at 1830 cfs and 44 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 4840 cfs and 47 degrees. Lordville on the mainstem is now 10,700 and 47 degrees. We had some good fishing before the rains last night the latter part of this week and we’ve been getting some good hatches on most days. Today is going to be mostly streamers, at least to start the day, with the high water and now it’s snowing a bit if that tells you anything. We are supposed to have highs today in the upper 40’s and the same for tomorrow before the temps get back up. Lotsa’ Luck


4/26/19

Today is starting out nice and cloudy with a bit of wind and some very light rain at the moment. We are supposed to get some rain throughout the day with about a half-inch of overall accumulation and highs around 60. The rain and cloud cover should be good for the fishing as long as it doesn’t get too heavy at times. The rivers have been dropping all week and the fishing has been good and we’ve had pretty good bugs all week. The overcast and rain will definitely help the streamer bite. This time of year the crumby days are oftentimes the best, especially on top. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is flowing 2080 cfs and 48 degrees and downriver at Hale Eddy 2520 cfs and 44 degrees. The upriver temp is still warm due to the spill over the reservoir which is going to continue for a while. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now 1220 and 44 degrees while downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2460 cfs and 48 degrees. Lordville down on the main Delaware is now at 5430 cfs and 48 degrees. These water levels and conditions are great for this time of year and those who have access to boats. The Beaverkill is down to 911 cfs so is getting better for the wade anglers. We’ve still been seeing a few different bugs with #18-20 Blue Winged Olives, #16-18 Blue Quills, #14-16 Hendricksons, #18-20 Chimarra Caddis and still a few #16-18 Stoneflies too. Lotsa’ Luck


4/24/19

We have some good cloud cover to start the day and thankfully it’s going to stick around with a high later in the mid-50’s. Rivers are still dropping slowly and are all clear and fishable with consistent bugs. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now running 2650 cfs and 45 while down at the Hale Eddy bridge we have 3270 cfs and 45 degrees as well. The upper East Branch at Harvard is running 1930 cfs and 44 degrees. Down below the Beaverkill at Fishs’ Eddy we have 3820 cfs and 48 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is down to 7830 cfs and 48 degrees. Today should be a good day with the overcast skies and warm water temps to start the day. Yesterday was pretty good for most anglers with some so-so streamer fishing and no shortage of bugs on the water. The streamer fishing in general is getting tougher due to the pressure, think 20+ boats a day on the West, all throwing similar stuff in similar places. The bugs have been pretty good the last few weeks and gaining consistency lately. We have a mixed bag of #18-20 Olives, #16-18 Blue Quills, #14-16 Hendrickson along with some small #18-20 Chimarra Caddis which aren’t super relevant on top with these flows. The water temps are starting out pretty warm, especially for the upper sections of river due to the warm spill coming off the surface of the reservoirs. Tomorrow is looking real good weather wise, and hopefully the rains on Friday are mild. Lotsa’ Luck


4/23/19

We had a nice clear night last night which brought air temps down a bit, currently in the low-40’s, with high sun and temps reaching the low-70’s later today. All of the rivers have cleared and continue to drop over the last couple days and are definitely fishable via boat. The West Branch at Stilesville is now running 3010 cfs and 47 degrees, a lot warmer than we’ve had due to that warm spill coming over the top. Hale Eddy is now at 3760 cfs and 45 degrees. On the East Branch up at Harvard is dropping steadily and is running 2580 cfs and 43 degrees. Down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 4820 cfs and 46 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is running 9470 cfs and 46 degrees. We had some good bugs yesterday with a mixed bag of #18-20 Blue Winged Olives, #16-18 Blue Quills, #20 Chimarra Caddis and some #14-16 Hendricksons - all starting early afternoon. The hatch started early and was the strongest from early to mid-afternoon and later it became a bit sporadic as did the fish. The streamer fishing is decent and you have to work it with the high volume of water, getting down as deep as possible and a lot of the fish are going to be tight to the bank with these higher flows. We might get a little rain tonight but nothing significant. Lotsa’ Luck


4/22/19

As we head into the last full-week of April, after another weekend storm, things are starting to look better with clearing and dropping rivers with warm temps all week. It looks pretty dry most of the week with some minor rain possible towards the weekend. As of now it doesn’t look like anything too significant if any at all, exactly what we need to get the flows down. As far as bugs we’re pretty much on schedule for a normal year with Blue Winged Olives, some Blue Quills, Caddis and a few Hendricksons around which will likely pick up with these warm temps coming up. The upper West at Stilesville is dropping slowly with clear water and a flow of 3470 cfs and 44 degrees to start the day - a bit warmer than usual due to the volume of warm-water spilling from the surface of the reservoir. The West Branch down at Hale Eddy is now 4420 cfs and 44 degrees today with good visibility. At these levels we are going to be streamer fishing to cover water and looking for some rising fish in the afternoon hours in the slower areas of the river. The East Branch at Harvard is running 3050 cfs and 43 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 5880 cfs and 46 degrees. The East still has some decent stain to it as does the Beaverkill which is running 2000 this morning. The rivers will continue to drop slowly throughout the week with no rain events but will be far from wadeable for a while. With both reservoirs spilling we will be getting significant releases along with the spill. Only when the spilling is over will they start to cut the releases back. In the mean time we should have good fishing via boats, with the surface activity picking up as the rivers drop, very similar to last week before the rain on Friday. Lotsa’ Luck


4/20/19

After the rains last night the rivers took a hit, some got more than others, but overall we are getting lucky with the storm moving through. There still is a large portion of the storm which is still south of us but it is moving just east of us sparing us from additional inches of rain. A lot of last night’s storm did the same thing and stayed to the East - again sparing us from a lot of the storm. The West Branch at Stilesville is up to 2910 cfs and 41 degrees. Downriver at Hale Eddy we now have 4930 cfs and 46 degrees. It is pretty turbid on the West this morning and the river crested overnight and we hope it stays trending that way with some of the storm still close to us. The upper East didn’t get hit as bad last night with the river at Harvard now running 2500 cfs and 44 degrees. The lower East Branch at Fishs’ Eddy is now running 5190 cfs and 49 degrees. The mainstream at Lordville is now 12,000 cfs and 49 degrees. We are currently out of the storm and will have to hang in there and let the rivers clear which won’t be too long with the next couple days looking good with no rain in the forecast. Lotsa’ Luck


4/19/19

It’s a cloudy Friday morning with warm temps in the 60’s already heading into the weekend. The water is still dropping at a steady rate on all rivers and yesterday did turn on with the bugs in the afternoon and the dry fly fishing was good to those who were on the water. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is flowing 2460 cfs and 41 degrees, downriver at Hale Eddy we have 3110 cfs and 42 degrees with good visibility throughout the West Branch. The East Branch is shaping up with 2380 cfs and 41 degrees at Harvard and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 4200 cfs and 44 degrees after the Beaverkill’s contribution of 1220 cfs and 45 degrees. Lordville on the mainstem is running 7910 and 44 degrees. Yesterday offered some good surface activity with #18-20 Blue Winged Olives and #16-18 Blue Quills in the afternoon into evening. Today should be good with the warmer temps and it looks like the rain isn’t going to move in until 3pm or so. Hopefully it isn’t too heavy at first and we can get some bugs and fishing in as it is going to get dirty again with the rains moving in. The forecast is calling for most of the rain to end early Saturday around 4 am so we can only hope accumulation levels are on the low side. Lotsa’ Luck


4/18/19

We are finally seeing all of the rivers dropping at a steady rate with cloud cover to start the day with temps in the 40’s and hitting the low 60’s later today. Stilesville on the upper West Branch is down to 2730 cfs and 40 degrees with good visibility. Down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 3550 cfs and 42 degrees, still with a little stain which helps with the streamer fishing vs gin-clear water. The East is also dropping nicely with the flow up at Harvard running 2720 cfs and 40 degrees while downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 4690 cfs and 42 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is running 9320 cfs and 44 degrees. There has been a lot of streamer fishing the last few days with some nice fish being caught but the fishing hasn’t been easy. It’s a lot of work, consistently keeping your fly in the water and in the right place, cast after cast is what works in the end. We are seeing some decent hatches of Olive and Blue Quills during the afternoon hours but the higher water has kept the fish down for the most part, with a few fish rising in slower water. With the dropping water and good cloud cover we could see and increase in activity today. We do have some rain moving in tomorrow afternoon and continuing until early Saturday morning so we can only hope to keep it to a minimum. Lotsa’ Luck


4/17/19

We have some cloud cover this morning which is supposed to clear a bit with temp in the 60’s. All of the rivers are still running high from the weekend’s rains but they’ve all either stabilized or are dropping. The West Branch at Stilesville is now running 2880 cfs and 39 degrees, this is the only section that is still rising a bit as the bubble of water moves over the reservoir. The water is pretty clear from Stiles to Oquaga creek. There is now 2130 cfs coming into the backside of the Cannonsville from Walton. Hale Eddy is now running 3950 cfs and 41 degrees with several feet of visibility, enough for any type of fishing. Hale Eddy is pretty steady at the moment due to the increasing spill and the slowing runoff. There were some bugs yesterday, Olives and Paraleps with a few Quill Gordons. If you are looking for rising fish, look for the slowest possible - think up against the bank in the side channels. The upper East Branch at Harvard is running 4020 cfs and 39 degrees and has been dropping slowly. The lower East Branch down at Fishs’ Eddy is currently 6950 cfs and 41 degrees, which is also dropping quickly. The mainstream at Lordville is running 12,500 cfs and 42 degrees, also dropping quickly at almost 200 cfs/hour. We are going to have some water for a while. How long, weeks for sure and the rest will be determined by how much rain keeps coming. Lotsa’ Luck


4/16/19

Today is looking much better than yesterday with sunny skies and clearing rivers but they aren’t going to drop much due to the spill which is still increasing on both the East and West Branches. The West Branch at Stilesville is running 2630 cfs and 39 degrees with pretty clear water, probably three feet of visibility. The West Branch down at Hale Eddy is now 4040 cfs and 40 degrees with several feet of visibility and there will definitely be fisherman on the water today and with the stain streamer fishing conditions are perfect and the water is certainly clear enough for fish to eat dries. With the sun we will likely be seeing some Blue Quills in the #16-18 range. The West did crest early yesterday and then later started to rise again due to the spill coming over the top of the reservoir which will last for a while, how long will be determined by how much rain we get. If you have access to a boat or a guide there is no reason not to expect good fishing over the next couple days, likely a lot better than you expect. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now 6220 cfs and 39 degrees and dropping while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 10,800 cfs and 40 degrees, down to about half of what it was yesterday afternoon. The East Branch is going to take a little longer to recover just because it drains so much land compared to the West, getting all the water from the Willowemoc and Beaverkill. We are in pretty good shape considering the rain we got, with good fishable water now via boat. We won’t be wading for a while which is very common this time of year and to be expected. The little wading we had the last month was just an unusual bonus as it was pretty dry the last six weeks which is rare in March and April but will all of the water we’ve had the last nine months wade fishing is going to be rare for a while. Lotsa’ Luck


4/15/19

We had some heavy rains last night and the local river all got hit with quite a bit of rain and are currently running pretty dirty. How quickly they clear will vary a bit depending on location and how bad the feeder streams above it got hit. It looks like we might get a bit of rain mid-day but just cloudy and mid-60’s for the forecast. The upper West Branch at Stilesville didn’t really go up that much yet due to the rain. It’s currently running 1610 cfs and 40 degrees, after peaking at 1660 earlier this morning. Yesterday, before the rain, it was 1590 cfs so only a 20 cfs difference after the rain. This level is likely to rise slowly as the spill over the reservoir increases and we could see that happen over a few days as water fills in from the West Branch above the reservoir. The DEC’s webpage showing reservoir levels doesn’t show Cannonsville spilling yet but that will change. The flow at Hale Eddy is now 4010 cfs and 46 degrees and is highly stained with debris and unfishable at the moment. Harvard on the upper East Branch is blown and running 3830 cfs and 45 degrees while the lower East Branch after the Beaverkill (16,100cfs) at Fishs’ Eddy is running 20,400 cfs and 49 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is now 11,200 and 47 degrees and will at least double pretty soon when the water from the East Branch gets down there. The upper West is going to be the place to be as everything starts to clear and thankfully the West does clear up very quickly. We will definitely see some boats fishing up there soon, likely tomorrow if we’re lucky. Any wade fishing is going to be tough at best for a while. Lotsa’ Luck


4/14/19

We do have a nice cloudy morning to start the day with warm temps in the upper-50’s with some rain moving in later this afternoon. The water came up overnight from Friday night into Saturday morning and yesterday expectedly didn’t fish that well with lots of debris in the water from the rising water. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now 1570 cfs and 40 degrees and downriver at Hale Eddy we have 1980 cfs and 42 degrees. There is a little stain to the water at Hale Eddy with several feet of visibility. The upper East Branch at Harvard is running 1310 cfs and 41 degrees while the lower East at Fishs’ Eddy we have 3090 cfs and 45 degrees. The upper East looked great last night but the water below the Beaverkill was fairly stained but would be fishable with streamers at least by today. The mainstream at Lordville is running 5640 cfs and 47 degrees to start the day. We did see some more Blue Quills #16-18 yesterday with the sunny skies vs all the Olives we had mid-week with the cloud cover. We should have some Blue Winged Olives today in the #18-20 range today along with the Blue Quills. They’re calling for the rain to start tonight around 5pm and continue into tomorrow morning. Lotsa’ Luck


4/13/19

After the rains last night the rivers have risen a bit but everything is looking good still with minimal stain to the water. We got about a half-inch last night but the ground was pretty dry and today is going to be warm, in the low-70’s, with some cloud cover. The air temp stayed warm last night and is in the 50’s already so water temps are starting out relatively warm. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now running 1210 cfs and 40 degrees while downriver at Hale Eddy we have 1700 cfs and 42 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is now 1020 cfs and 42 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2680 cfs and 45 degrees. The mainstream at Lordville is running 4530 cfs and 45 degrees. We continue to have some very good fishing, especially for early April, and yesterday was no different with plenty of bugs and fish rising from early afternoon on. The small Olives #18-20 have been solid this week with plenty of cloud cover. With the sunnier weather for today we could see a few more stoneflies int he #16-18 range and we’ve been seeing a few Paraleps/Blue Quills in the #16-18 range which should pick up in the coming days. There have been a few Hendricksons #14-16 around randomly but with this coming week’s temps we could start to see more of them and Quill Gordons #12-14 any day now. The Beaverkill did get hit pretty good with the rain so the lower East will likely get some stain throughout the day. Lotsa’ Luck


4/12/19

We have some cloud cover to start this Friday morning with a bit of wind out of the southeast. The forecast is calling for warmer temps than yesterday with highs in the upper-50’s and wind peaking out at 13mph in the afternoon. The release on the West and East Branches did go up a bit overnight, likely anticipating the rain tonight, which is likely to make Cannnonsville (99.2% full) and Pepacton (99.7%) spill in the coming days. Stilesville is now running 929 cfs and 39 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 1190 cfs and 40 degrees. The East Branch is running 788 cfs up at Harvard and 40 degrees and below the Beaverkill at Fishs’ Eddy we’ve got 2030 cfs and 41 degrees. The mainstream at Lordville is currently running 3650 cfs and 41 degrees. The temps outside yesterday peaked in the mid-40’s with good cloud cover an the fishing was great. Tons of Blue Winged Olives in the #18-20 range all afternoon, as good of a hatch as you will ever see and the fish were eating them. It’s good testament that once the hatches get going early season a cooler day with crumby weather isn’t a bad thing and oftentimes ends up being a great thing, especially when the majority of angler don’t go out cause they’re scared of a little weather. The main point is, sunny days are never going to fish as well as the days with bad weather despite the temperature. There are still some stoneflies around in the #16-20 range and a dark Elk Hair Caddis works well for them. There have been a few Blue Quills #16-20 around and even the odd Hendrickson. The next week should be a good one and it’s a pretty safe bet to expect the water to rise with the rain coming and change to the reservoirs. As for the streamer fishing a little stain would help. The fish have seen a fair amount of streamers lately and the water is clear. Lotsa’ Luck


4/10/19

Today is starting out a bit cooler than the last few days we’ve had with a current temp of 36 degrees with a bit of cloud cover. It’s supposed to hit 46 later this afternoon. We’ve had some good fishing lately for the second week of April with some solid streamer fishing and a few fish eating dries later in the day. Obviously the quality of fishing this time of year is really dependent on the air temp and weather of the given day. Flows are holding steady with 741 up at Stilesville on the West Branch and 39 degrees. Hale Eddy is running 1030 cfs and 41 degrees this morning. The upper East Branch up at Harvard is running 643 cfs and 42 degrees while down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2780 cfs and 43 degrees. The mainstream at Lordville is running 4870 cfs and 44 degrees. Today is likely to be a decent streamer day and for those with boats the fishing now is all about covering water, so longer floats are going to pay off. We should have some bugs this afternoon and we can only hope the fish are looking up. Tomorrow the temps get back into the 50’s and continue to creep up into the weekend. Lotsa’ Luck


4/9/19

This morning is starting out a bit cloudy with the sun starting to poke through and burn off the fog with a temp in the low-40’s. It’s nice it didn’t get below freezing last night which helps keep the water temp up a bit. Temps today are going to peak in the low-60’s this afternoon with some rain coming from 2-4pm. The flows are remaining pretty steady with 817 cfs and 39 up at Stilesville on the West and down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 1130 cfs and 41 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is now 719 cfs and 42 degrees and below the Beaverkill (1560 cfs) at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2580 cfs and 44 degrees. The main Delaware at Lordville is now 4450 cfs and 45 degrees. We should have another good day on the water, hopefully the rain doesn’t affect the bugs in afternoon, which is coming right when we are getting the majority of fish coming up durning the warmest part of the day. The streamer fishing has been good, as conditions are ideal with a slight stain/tint to the water which is typical this time of year with all of the feeder streams running full. We’re still looking at #18-22 Blue Winged Olives and some Dark Stoneflies in the #16-20 range but if we keep getting these warm temps it won’t be too long before we start to see some Blue Quills and Hendricksons. Lotsa’ Luck


4/8/19

Today is looking like an excellent day to be on the water with lots of cloud cover and warm air temps overnight with a high of 69 degrees later today. We did get some rain overnight but it didn’t affect the rivers at all turbidity-wise, everything is still looking great. We currently have 929 cfs up at Stilesville with a temp of 39 to start the day. Down at Hale Eddy we are looking at 1270 cfs and 41 degrees. The upper East is running 686 cfs and 43 degrees at Harvard and downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2080 cfs and 46 degrees - pretty nice temps for a morning in April. The mainstream at Lordville is running 3670 cfs and 47 degrees this morning. The streamer fishing has been pretty good lately with warmer temps this past weekend and there are bugs around in the afternoon. These warmer water temps are really going to get things going and it looks like the air temps this week are going to be great and no snow which is a plus. Today and tomorrow are going to be cloudy with a chance of rain tomorrow afternoon which is perfect weather for the Blue Winged Olives. There have been pretty good Stoneflies around too in the #16-20 range and a dark-bodied elk hair caddis are great dries when they’re on the water. Lotsa’ Luck


4/6/19

Today is starting out with some cloud cover and a temp in the mid-30’s with a high this afternoon of 55 degrees and clearing throughout the day. We did have some snow and then rain most of yesterday but the rivers remained pretty steady. Stilesville on the upper West is 817 cfs and 38 degrees and down at Hale Eddy it’s running 1100 cfs and 38 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is now 456 cfs and 37 degrees while the lower East at Fishs’ Eddy is running 1630 cfs and 37 as well. The main Delaware at Lordville is running 3250 cfs and 37 degrees. Clarity throughout the system is good with a spring green tint to the water. Today is warmest day we’ve had all week and should be a good recipe for some bugs later in the day. The temps for the next few days coming up look great so we should start to get a bit more consistency as the water temps warm. Nymphing and streamer fishing will also pick up as the air temps warm up. The bugs you’re likely to see are small Blue Winged Olives in the #18-22 range and small pheasant tails below the surface for their nymphs. There are still some stoneflies around too and small Copper Johns or stonefly nymphs are good flies to bounce off of the bottom. We should see these bugs later today and 3-6pm is going to be the warmest time on the water. The streamer fishing is going to be popular for a while with the higher water. Focus on the slower moving sections of water this time of year. With the warm air temps for next week things will pick up quickly and should offer the last opportunity for some good fishing without the crowds. Lotsa’ Luck


4/5/19

We’ve got some temps in the low 30’s to start the day with a high temp of 38 degrees later this afternoon. There’s some precipitation moving our way, likely to hit around 10am, and we could get a couple inches of snow. We do have some good cloud cover which helped keep the air temp up a bit overnight. Stilesville is now running 817 cfs and 37 degrees, down at Hale Eddy we have 1100 cfs and 38 degrees. The wind is also going to be pretty mild today, mostly under 10 mph, which is a plus after the high winds earlier this week. The upper East Branch at Harvard is running 488 cfs and 38 degrees and down on the lower East at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1690 cfs and 40 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is running 3310 cfs and 41 degrees. The fishing today could be decent and the water on the upper East and West Branch are wadeable. The reservoirs are all very full and will more than likely start spilling early next week, making the chance to wade anywhere on the Delaware system pretty tough if not impossible. The weekend temps look a lot better than what we’ve been getting this week with highs Saturday in the mid-50’s and Sunday in the mid-60’s. Still Olives and stoneflies will be the bugs until we get some more days with warmer temps. The hatches this year seem to be on schedule with a normal year with more mayfly activity picking up the second to third week of April. It looks like next week’s temps are in the 60’s with much warmer temps at night which is just as important as the daytime temps. Lotsa’ Luck


4/4/19

This Thursday is starting out nice, sunny and cool with an air temp of 31 with a high later in the mid-40’s. Flows are about the same but the releases have increased the flow on the upper East and West Branches. We currently have 803 cfs and 37 degrees at Stilesville on the upper West and then down at Hale Eddy we have 1150 cfs and 38 degrees. The upper East went up to 488 cfs and 38 degrees and at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1870 cfs and 40 degrees down on the main at Lordville. The wind today is going to be much more friendly to us compared to yesterday, peaking out in the afternoon at 13 mph. Slowly fishing streamers or nymphing are going to be your best methods of fishing today, there could be a few bugs in the afternoon - still #18-22 Blue Winged Olives and #16-22 Stoneflies. Tomorrow looks to be a bit cooler, in the upper-30’s with a few inches of snow mid-day. Saturday and Sunday are going to be quite a bit warmer so should be good day to be on the river. Lotsa’ Luck


4/3/19

We do have some nicer air temps today with high’s in the 50’s but the wind is pretty bad, making fishing very tough. The rivers have dropped a bit with Stilesville running 669 cfs and 41 degrees, wadeable if you want to hit the West Branch. As you go downriver, on all of the local rivers, you are simply going to have higher water with all of the feeder streams still flowing and full. The West at Hale Eddy is down to 1010 cfs and 42 degrees. The upper East at Harvard is flowing 451 cfs and 36 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 1780 cfs and 43 degrees. The main is now 3540 at Lordville with a temp of 42 degrees. Today is going to be a tough day on the water with the high winds, around 30mph, but may die down a bit in the late afternoon and into evening. Tomorrow looks to be a bit cooler without the wind and then temps creeping up towards the weekend. Lotsa’ Luck


4/2/19

We have some sun this chilly morning with a temp of 26 currently and peaking in the upper-40’s later this afternoon. It’s a little nicer today than yesterday with not as much wind. We only talked with a few anglers yesterday and the fishing was obviously pretty tough, especially for those trying to nymph after the river almost doubled in size Sunday night. There were very few bugs on the surface yesterday with temps most of the day around freezing. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now flowing 669 cfs and 37 degrees and downriver at Hale Eddy we have 1130 cfs and 37 as well. The upper East Branch at Harvard wadeable at 451 cfs and 36 degrees while below the Beaverkill at Fishs’ Eddy is now 2130 cfs and 36 degrees. The mainstream at Lordville is 4360 cfs and 37 degrees. Clarity on all of the rivers is very good with a nice green spring tint to the water. We should see a few more bugs this afternoon with 3pm-5pm being the warmest part of the day. Bugs to expect are still going to be small Blue Winged Olives in the #18-22 range as well as dark stoneflies in the #16-20 range. Air temps look to be pretty similar all week with temps getting into the 60’s this weekend. Lotsa’ Luck


4/1/19

Happy April first to everyone. With the whole Delaware system open to fishing now, we look forward to another great season. With these nice and warm air temps and sudden increase in the release on the West Branch we should have great dry fly fishing all day. With the fish rising already this morning it should be a great day on the water, especially on April 1. Just kidding, now for reality. We’ve got a cold morning to start April with an air temp of 25 this morning (feels like 16 with wind) with some light flurries in the air with a high in the upper-30’s. They did increase the flows/release overnight on the West Branch, bringing the river at Stilesville to 669 cfs and 37 degrees. Hale Eddy is now up to 1320 cfs and 39 degrees. The upper East Branch at Harvard is running 576 cfs and 37 degrees while downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 3000 cfs and 37 degrees as well. The main Delaware at Lordville is running 5830 cfs and 38 degrees. Fly fishing today under these conditions will be tough, with bottom-bouncing some nymphs or fishing streamers slow and deep being your best bet ‘till temps warm up a bit. Small nymphs like pheasant tails in the 18-20 range as well as dark stonefly nymphs in the same size are going to be your best bet for nymphing. The good news is that the temps are going to be quite a bit warmer, in the 50’s most of the days, with temps increasing as the week winds down. It looks to be pretty dry with some possible rain Friday. Lotsa’ Luck


3/31/19

We’ve got a rainy morning with air temps dropping throughout the day and into tonight, with temps bottoming out in the mid-20’s. The rivers are all currently in great shape with some color from the recent rains and runoff but there are still some wading opportunities on the upper East and West Branches. Tomorrow, April 1st, the upper East and West Branch (PA border upstream) open to fishing for the year. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is running 203 cfs and 39 degrees and downriver at Hale Eddy we have 958 cfs and 43 degrees. Hale Eddy has some color to it, not dirty but the deep green color of spring runoff. The upper East Branch at Harvard is 591 cfs and 43 degrees and down below the Beaverkill (2200 cfs) at Fishs’ Eddy we have 3380 cfs and 42 degrees. The mainstream at Lordville is running 5480 cfs an 44 degrees. With several warm days this week the fishing was decent in the afternoons with some fish even looking up to small Blue Winged Olives in the #18-20 range as well as some Stoneflies in the #16-18 range. For the stoneflies on top a dark bodied caddis works very well. Nymphing and streamer fishing will be your best bet for the remainder of the day. Small, dark 16-20 Copper Johns or Stonefly nymphs would be good flies to start with. Also, small Pheasant tails nymphs in the 18-20 range for the BWO’s will work. For the streamers, many patterns will work and fishing them slow is going to be your best bet and even focusing on slower pools and deeper slots versus hitting the banks this time of year. It looks like a day and a half of cooler weather and then back into the 50’s for the remainder of next week. Lotsa’ Luck


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