NJ & NY River Reports
Fishing overall has been good even with the water flows at lower then normal levels. Water temps are good and fish have been caught on a variety of flies including BWO's and caddis which have been the the most prominent hatches at this point. Midges and scuds should also be considered on the local NJ streams. Zebras, WD40's, RS2's, etc will also and just about always put fish on the end of the line.
The upper Delaware has been fishing well. With the lack of rain, NYC is forced to release higher flows down the West Branch to meet downstream flow targets at Montague NJ. If the water gets too low down there, then the salt line creeps up the river. Release rates on the West have been approximately 800 cfs which is a great flow for fishing. You can wade, float, etc. This time of year you also get great streamer fishing. When the reservoir flips over as air temperatures fall, it send a warm layer of water down to the bottom of the reservoir which drives water temperatures up into the low 50's in the river. The water also starts to come out dirtier. Usually in the summer, water temps are very cold at 44 degrees (great for the hot summer) and clear, but in the fall the water gets warmer and dirtier. This creates an environment for great streamer fishing; Warm water (increases fish metabolism), dirty water (fish are less picky) and the need to feed to fatten for winter. The only thing is you will need to fish from Monument pool (NY/PA line) and down river as the upper river closes October 15.
Miramichi Salmon Trip October 2017
Miramichi 2017 highlights. This year, each group had a blast. As usual, Country Haven Lodge charmed us all with attention, good and plentiful food and beautiful soundings. The Lodge girls spirit, Byron's attention to detail and the Guides' knowledge of the pools and Atlantic Salmon Fishing, set the trip off right. Group and private lessons helped to fine tune the Angler's cast. Thank you to our guests who were all such a pleasure to be with!
Andrew had a trip on September 29 with Mike and Wayne floating the upper West Branch from Stilesville to Barking Dog. The guys had a great day with streamers and with yellow drakes. The yellow drake is a sleeper upper West branch hatch that occurs during September. Since the upper West is so cold, it delays this hatch until the fall. What I believe happens, is when the Cannonsville Reservoir "flips over" and water temps rise (usually in mid September) it triggers this hatch that normally occurs on most of the other area rivers such as the Beaverkill between mid June and Early July. Highlights below. Congrats Mike and Wayne!
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