Delaware River Report / Conditions August 10, 2014

Aug 10, 2014 Comments Off by

More of the same yesterday.  Mid-day sulphurs in the Upper West and evening sulphurs and cahills on the Lower West and Upper Mainstem.  The fish were eating despite the sun but were much happier when the clouds passed over.  We’ve seen fewer Isonychias lately but the Summer Stenos seem to be making up the difference for the fish.  Swinging wet flies and nymphing has been effective during the day on the lower sections but keep look around for the odd fish rising to stenos in the sun.  If you can mark them and cover them quickly you have a good chance of getting them to eat.  As of August 8th Cannonsville was at 90.3% capacity.  It’s another one of those cold mornings when you need to wear a fleece.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 56 degrees this morning.

Spinner patterns can make decent sulphur cripple imitations

Spinner patterns can make decent sulphur cripple imitations

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. cornutella, 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 648 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 434 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 164 cfs @ N/A

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