Delaware River Report / Conditions August 10, 2013

Aug 10, 2013 Comments Off by

Rain! It definitely came down hard and fast yesterday, sometimes incredibly so. The bugs weren’t exactly there in the downpour, but did show up a bit earlier in the day, and a brief rush in the evening. The streamer bite was pretty darn nice though! The West Branch jumped up to just over 1,000 cfs briefly, and a good amount of color stained it up for a little while. This came in from the (previously very low) feeder streams. We have balanced back out to near 700 this morning, and while there is definitely still a bit of color in the water, it is fishable, and hopefully won’t allow the fish to see the leader and fly as well as they have been lately. I’m pretty sure they’ve been taking flies based on who tied them at this point. Regardless, it’s a great level for floating and wading, and we should have some decent hatching when the cloud cover develops this afternoon.

Jake Fishpine landed this nice Brown in the rain yesterday - his first Delaware fish! Photo: Bruce Miller

EricFishpine landed this nice Brown in the rain yesterday – his first Delaware fish! Photo: Bruce Miller

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 & #18

Epeorus vitreus – PED / Pink Lady – #14

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Heptagenia hebe - Olive Sulphurs – #16 – starting

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 709 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 378 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,150 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,610 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,160 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.1% – 500 CFS release


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