9-23-18 Fishing Report

9-23-18 Fishing Report

The rivers have all shaped up nicely over the last 24 hours, going from pretty stained to a nice fishable tint, throughout the system on this cool morning with current temps in the upper 40’s. The upper West Branch at Stilesville is 701 cfs and 60 degrees and down at Hale Eddy we have 1460 cfs and 58 degrees with several feet over visibility and had cleared enough that it was fishing pretty well yesterday afternoon/night. The streamer fishing was pretty good yesterday with the stained water, much better than it’s going to be as the rivers clear. A good thing to keep in mind if you’re coming up and some rain is in the forecast. The East Branch up at Harvard is running 1100 cfs and 48 degrees and down at Fishs’ Eddy we have 2520 cfs and 53 degrees. Some were fishing the East yesterday and it’s going to be clearer as time goes on compared to the West Branch which is running stained due to the release from Cannonsville, a common thing this time of year. The mainstem at Lordville is now 4640 cfs and 57 degrees. We should start to see some surface activity pick up in the afternoons as the waters clear with small Blue Winged Olives from #18-smaller-than-you-want-to-fish, a few #12 Isonycia, #10 October Caddis and ants and other terrestrials which are good fall patterns. From the forecast it looks like we’ll have a few nice days and then more rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Lotsa’ Luck