9-18-18 Fishing Report

9-18-18 Fishing Report

We still have a slight drizzle this morning, leftover from the all-day rain we had yesterday. The rivers did puff up a bit but it didn’t hit us as bad as it could have. Stilesville on the upper West Branch is flowing 1470 cfs and 60 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 3010 cfs and 61 degrees. The West Branch came up about 1500 cfs and is pretty stained now but should be fishable soon as the storm has passed us and is moving East. The East Branch is flowing at 1010 cfs and 52 degrees while downriver at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2100 cfs and 58 degrees. The mainstem at Lordville is up to 4180 cfs and 62 degrees. Although we haven’t seen it yet, the East Branch didn’t rise as much as the West and is likely clearer which would hold true on the mainstem as well, at least on the East side of the river if you’re up towards the junction. Today will likely be a streamer day with the stained water but we should have some bugs later today. We’ve been seeing some decent Blue Winged Olive in the #18-24 range as well as some #12 Isonychia. It looks like no more rain for the rest of the week with cooler temps in the upper 60’s to low 70’s. Lotsa’ Luck