Delaware River Report / Conditions August 1, 2014

Aug 01, 2014 Comments Off by

Here we are on August 1st looking at Cannonsville Reservoir at 93.1% capacity and the the water temperature on the West Branch is 55 degrees under the 191 Bridge in Hancock.  The most incredible part is that we are still fishing all the way down to Long Eddy on the Mainstem!  We have the normal sulphurs hatching mid afternoon on the upper West Branch and are still finding fish eating during the day all the way down the Mainstem.  The farther down you go the less you will see but the opportunity is definitely there- especially with the forecast for the weekend.  We are looking at some intermittent thunderstorms which cold be great for olive and Isonychia hatches.

West Branch temperatures haven't touched 70 degrees all season!

West Branch temperatures haven’t touched 70 degrees all season!

Hatching:

Sulphurs #16 -20 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Summer Stenos #12-16 various species

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Light Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. conutella, etc

Slate Drakes #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

Golden Drakes – #12-2xl – Potomanthus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 609 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 670 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 420 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 839 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,720 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs @ N/A

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