River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

We’ve been fishing the West these past few days, and to much of our relief its been fishing great. The streamer bite has been exceptionally well with dryfly action mixed in. Fortuneatly the spill is not effecting the fishery as we expected it wouldn’t. When the train derailed and the spill happened the West was around 6,000cfs, so it washed down and out fairly quickly.      For more information on the train derailment go to The release out of Cannonsville remains at 1500cfs. Today’s forecast is calling for  a high/low of 73*/63* with T-storms throughout the day.

Guide Tim Mahoney had an excellent day on the water yesterday with his clients.


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 1490 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2190 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1540 cfs 57*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3190 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  6520 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY  1010 cfs 61*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55*
Walton 795 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 96%   a/o 8/10
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101%   a/o 8/710
Main Stem at Callicoon 7710 cfs 63*