River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020, Author: Patrick Cook

A few bouts of heavy rain made for some interesting dry fly conditions yesterday evening, but the fish and the bugs seemed to respond well to the precipitation. The West Branch remains stable with the flow at Hale Eddy holding at 498 cfs. Daytime dry fly activity is best closer to the reservoir with Sulphurs and Bwo’s being the meal ticket. Nymphing or blind casting Iso’s can be very productive on the lower section of the WB.  The Lower East, Main, and Beaverkill are all too warm to fish for trout.

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Isonychia #10-12

BWO #18-22

Tan Caddis #18-20

Sulphurs #16-20

Light Cahill #14-16

Rusty Spinner #10-22


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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 445 48*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 498 50*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 62*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 308 71*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  907 70*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 141 71*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release    
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 63*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 76.9%  
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.8%  
Main Stem at Callicoon 896 74*