The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 387 cubic feet per second on Monday morning, June 4. This is just above the average flow of 326 cfs over 103 years of record-keeping, and the river looks great. Water temperatures ranged from a low of 56 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday morning to a high of 68 degrees F on Wednesday afternoon.
We arrived at the Willowemoc yesterday (Sunday) afternoon and the water looked very inviting. No rises to speak of, but we were successful catching trout - Ed’s fish were taken on Zug Bugs, fishing wet. We saw lots of “fuzz” coming from the willow trees lining the banks - our experience has been that when this white fuzz is floating on the surface, the fish seem to be inactive on the surface - but noticed a few March Browns here and there. I changed my fly from an Elk Hair Caddis and put on an Able Mabel and was happy to catch a nice brown that had good fins and was in good shape, and was probably a holdover.
The East Branch Delaware River at Fishs Eddy was higher than the average flow; registering 775 cubic feet per second as opposed to the 62-year average of 589 cfs. Water temperatures last week ranged from a low of 56 degrees F on Monday morning to a high of 70 degrees F on Wednesday afternoon.
The West Branch Delaware River at Fishs Eddy was higher than the average flow; registering 632 cubic feet per second as opposed to the 54-year average of 418 cfs. Water temperatures last week ranged from a low of 47 degrees F this morning to a high of 60 degrees F on Wednesday afternoon.