River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

I did an after work streamer float with Diana on Monday night, and fishing was stellar. The West Branch has a perfect tint to it. I saw lots of Olives, some Cahills and Iso spinners. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any risers. The West Branch is unwadeable at these flows, but it is dropping.  Cannonsville continues to spill at 850 cfs putting warm water into the system. As of right now the water temps are still safe on the middle and lower West Branch.  Pepacton is also still spilling but temps at Harvard are back in the low 60s.  The release out of Cannonsville remains at 1500cfs. Today’s forecast is calling for  a high/low of 75*/54* with a 50% chance of rain showers and winds out of WNW at 15-30 mph.   


Sulphurs #16-20

BWO #16-#

Tan Caddis #14-#18

Green Caddis #10

Tan Caddis #14-16

Iso #10-#12

Cahills #14 – #16

Tricos #20-24







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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2460 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3260 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2250 cfs 63*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4000 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  7640 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY  1000 cfs 60*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 61*
Walton 1320 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102%   a/o 8/21
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101%   a/o 8/21
Main Stem at Callicoon 9490 cfs 66*