8-27-18 Fishing Report

8-27-18 Fishing Report

Today is starting with some cloud cover and fog on the river with skies clearing later today and highs in the low 80's.  The weekend fished very well with more surface activity as the rivers have continued to drop at a steady rate.  The upper West Branch at Stilesville is now 1470 cfs and 48 degrees and won't get much lower since the flow is pretty much the release.  Down at Hale Eddy we have 1750 cfs and 49 degrees and the whole West Branch has great visibility for all types of fishing and you can even get in a few places to wade if you know the river well.  The upper East Branch at Harvard is 815 cfs and 49 degrees while down at Fishs' Eddy we have 1560 cfs and 56 degrees.  There are some options to wade on the upper East as well and the water temps have been good up there as well.  The mainstem at Lordville is 3340 cfs and 56 degrees, an excellent level and temp for late August.  As the rivers have been dropping over the last week we saw more and more fish feeding on top as we got into the weekend with plenty of #18-22 Blue Winged Olives, #14-16 Cahills and #10-12 Isonychia.  On the upper few miles of the West we are getting a few remaining #18-20 Sulphurs too.  The streamer fishing has been pretty good but as the waters have cleared so much the most productive times are going to be low-light situations in morning and towards dusk.  Lotsa' Luck