River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

I can’t stress enough how good the streamer fishing has been these past few weeks. If you ever wanted to learn or experience why people love streamer fishing so much, now is the time! MAny anglers got into some good dry fly opportunities on the West yesterday as well. The water has cleared up nicely and the fish are comfortable with these high flows.    The release out of Cannonsville remains at 1500cfs. Today’s forecast is calling for  a high/low of 69*/56* with partly sunny skies and SE winds at 15-30 mph.

Guide Ryan Furtak and I had a stellar day on the water.


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 2160 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2840 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1760 cfs 58*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3500 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  6880 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY  1090 cfs 60*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 61*
Walton 1150 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102%   a/o 8/21
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101%   a/o 8/21
Main Stem at Callicoon 8390 cfs 64*