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River Report / Conditions – September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019, Author: Frank Rosata

Dry fly fishing has been tough as of late. The beautiful bright sunny days don’t do much for us as far as surface action. The fish that have been up, have been on the smaller side. We are expecting an afternoon storm and cloud coverage which could really liven things up a bit.  Nymphing, swinging, and dry-droppering have been very effective. Particularly on the mainstem. Fish are pretty well stacked up in the riffles. As far as streamer fishing goes they seem to pretty selective, so be sure to have a good variety of sizes and colors.

 

Hatching:

Trico #20 – 24

BWO #16-24

Hebe #20-22

Tan Caddis #16 – 18

Cahills #16

Isonychia #12

Ants (Black and Cinnamon) #18-22

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1010 55*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1110 54*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135 63
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 139 63
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  1100 62
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 72 63
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 6  
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55*
Walton 39 64
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 70%   a/o 10/7
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 82.2%   a/o 10/7
Main Stem at Callicoon 1070 63