River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

As of this morning, there was about 6″ of visibility at the Shehawken ramp. Flows are dropping steadily at the Hale Eddy gage, but more rain is expected this afternoon. The streamer bite on the East side has been good the past couple of days. The day time temps have the fog rolling in around 8:00pm and stifling the fishing so be sure to be on the water earlier.   If you’re nymphing, find the slack water and seams. They bumped the flows on the West to 928cfs. If you plan to wade look for fish on the banks along side of you, don’t worry about wading out in the middle.  The forecast is calling for a 60% chance of t-storms this afternoon and a high/low of 83*/66* with SW winds at 5-10 mph.


Sulphurs #14-#18

BWO #14-#22

Tan Caddis #14-#18

Dark Blue Sedge #14

Spotted Sedge #16-18

Iso #10-#12

Vitreus #14-16

Cahills #12 – #14

Tricos #20-24






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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 930 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1410 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1060 cfs 53*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2100 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  4140 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY  740 cfs 62*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 928 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58*
Walton 975 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93%   a/o 8/7
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99 %   a/o 8/7
Main Stem at Callicoon 4820 cfs 66*