8-22-18 Fishing Report

8-22-18 Fishing Report

We had a very light rain overnight which carried over into this morning but it dropped very little rain and the rivers, still al pretty full, are dropping steadily.  The sun just popped out and it looks like the next few days are going to be about the same with some sun for a change and some clouds mixed in.  The West Branch at Stilesville is running 2440 cfs and 71 degrees, obviously warm due to the spill water but the river's temp cools dramatically not far downriver as the water mixes and the cold release water shows.  Down at Hale Eddy we have 3260 cfs 58 degrees and all the way down at Hancock we have 60 degrees.  So, most of the West is at a very good temp for mid-August but if you're fishing within a few miles of the dam just check the water temp.  The East Branch is dropping nicely and the temp is going down steadily as the cold release is staying the same but the spill over the reservoir is decreasing by the day, dropping the temp.  The East Branch at Harvard is running 2220 cfs and 63 degrees and clear.  Down at Fishs' Eddy we have 4100 cfs and 64 degrees.  The mainstem is running 7530 cfs and 63 degrees and is running clear as well.  The streamer fishing has been pretty solid lately with perfect conditions to do so.  We are getting some rising fish in the flatter water of side channels and edges in the afternoons with some small Olives, Cahills and some remaining Sulphurs.  It looks like weather is fairly stable with some clear days in our future.  We are going to have similar water for a while with both reservoirs spilling for the immediate future.  Lotsa' Luck