Delaware River Report / Conditions April 27, 2013

Apr 27, 2013 Comments Off by

Another good day out there yesterday! We still had spots that were on fire and others that were a little bit slow, but overall the bugs were out and the fish were up. The Main Stem fish seemed a bit more interested in Caddis than Mayflies, while fish on the East and West were definitely in full Paralep mode. The wind was stiffer than predicted (What’s that Bart? Are you saying the weathermen were wrong?) system-wide, which did slow down the action at times. Today is supposed to be calm, with temps in the high 60s, which should start the hatching even a little earlier than yesterday.

Bob Cirocco with a nice Main Stem Brown from yesterday. Photo: Kevan Smaracko

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Brachycentrus species – Apple Green Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

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 413 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 637 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 281 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 965 cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,210 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 602 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100.1% – 401 CFS release

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