Delaware River Report / Conditions August 10, 2015

Aug 10, 2015 Comments Off by

There was little change in the rivers overnight and we are starting off this morning as a carbon copy of yesterday morning.  Things should improve this afternoon as the forecasted thunderstorms move in and the cloud cover increases.  Rain should be negligible during the day with more coming overnight.  We’ve been dry for a few weeks now so most of the rain should soak into the ground.  The West Branch and Upper East Branch continue to be in great shape.  The lower East and Mainstem at Lordville are peaking around 68 – 70 degrees.  If you fish the Mainstem double check the temperatures with a thermometer.  Olives and sulphurs are the most predominant mayflies right now.  Cahills and isonychias are hatching in decent numbers too.  We have been seeing more light bodied olives (#14-16) over the last few days too.

Theo with a weekend rainbow

Theo with a weekend rainbow

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 543 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 337 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 934 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 97 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 93 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.9%

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