Delaware River Report / Conditions April 13, 2013

Apr 13, 2013 Comments Off by

It was a little less than pleasant yesterday morning after my post – rain came down in HUGE sheets, then nothing, then HUGE sheets, then nothing then……you get the picture. The good news is that the West Branch was spared much of the run-off, but not so much that it dropped significantly. We had some color in the water, but just the right amount – perfect for tossing streamers and nymphs. If we had had some warmer weather, I think we would have seen some great dry fly action. Instead, there was a little flush of bugs in the “heat” of the day (when it got to 45 or so), but nothing the fish were able to key in on. Today however, we are looking at temps up in the 50s, with little to no rain. This bodes very well for a productive day, assuming the wind stays down. It also shows promise for an awesome Sunday/Monday – those look like the two days when it could just go ‘off’ here with dry flies…..

Here Hendo Hendo Hendo…..(ok, not quite yet, but soon!). Photo by: Jeff White

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 196 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 898 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 474 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,340 cfs @ 42º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,710 cfs @ 42º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,550 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.7% – 200 CFS release

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