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River Report / Conditions – September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019, Author: Frank Rosata

The bright sun has made dry fly fishing during the day a little tough.  nymphing and swinging during this time is the most productive. Dry dropper Iso rigs work well during this time also, just be sure to hit the riffs.  Cloudy days bring on great hatches of Olives and Iso’s.  I hit the Upper East the last couple of nights and found almost zero bug activity. The West and Main are the most consistent right now.  Evenings on the Main have been the most productive.  Be sure to have some Whitefly patterns.

 

Hatching:

Trico #20 – 24

BWO #16-24

Sulphurs #20-22

Tan Caddis #16 – 18

Cahills #16

Isonychia #12

Ants (Black and Cinnamon) #16-20

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 688 52*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 828 52*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 151 52
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 166 58
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  1070 58
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 81 58
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 656  
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55*
Walton 46 59
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 70%   a/o 10/7
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 82.2%   a/o 10/7
Main Stem at Callicoon 1070 60