Delaware River Report / Conditions April 14, 2013

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The weathermen did it again. Or is lying just their thing? Regardless, instead of the mid-50s sunny day we were so hoping for yesterday, we had cold weather and some serious breezes, and even SNOW flying around at times. That being said, it sure didn’t hurt the streamer bite at all, with some really nice fish moved throughout the day. There were some decent mayflies spotted on the lower West as well, but no fish were up and chasing, most likely due to the wind masking their presence. Today, we are supposed to get into the 60s with a good amount of sun. Obviously, I will believe it when I see it, but if it does occur the bugs should be happy, and the fish should be active. Let’s see if they get this one right!

Brian Campion holds a big, gorgeous Main Stem brown caught yesterday. Photo: Bruce Miller

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 196 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 416 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,560 cfs @ 41º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,050 cfs @ 42º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 947 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.7% – 200 CFS release


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