River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

Many anglers reported a good day with lots of dry fly targets, and fish still willing to eat streamers. As the water clears I follow a simple rule of thumb when it comes to streamer selection. The clearer the water, the lighter color fly you use.  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.    


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 1850cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2360 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1340 cfs 54
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2460 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  5250 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY  787 cfs 58*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55*
Walton 882 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102%   a/o 8/21
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101%   a/o 8/21
Main Stem at Callicoon 6240 cfs 62*