Delaware River Report / Conditions April 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013 Comments Off by

Ok, that was weird. With the weather the way it was yesterday, I (and everyone else, judging by the plethora of phone calls) expected it to be a banner day for both bugs and fish. Instead, it ended up being one of the slower days thus far. Every now and then when you think you have this thing figured out, Mother Nature has to drop you down a peg! Last night we had some serious (albeit brief) rain come down, and push the flows up a tad. The water temps remained steady, which was definitely a boon. The lower river has warmed up in-line with the upper portions, so we should start to see bugs hatch river-wide – when they decide to. Today is a wild card – it’s our first cloudy day with decent air / water temps – could be great, but after yesterday, I’m not putting any money down yet!

 

Norm Price caught this 18″ Brown right out front in Home Pool yesterday, proving that at least SOME of the fish were active! Photo: Pam Cavanaugh

What’s Hatching:

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Brachyteraspecies- Early Brown Stonefly – #12/#14

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic, getting started

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Same as Baetis

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 200 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 292 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,470 cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,040 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,060 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.2% – 200 CFS release

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