Delaware River Report / Conditions August 11, 2013

Aug 11, 2013 Comments Off by

WIND! That was the story of the day yesterday. The sulphurs came out in droves starting in the afternoon, but the stiff breezes kept the fish from seeing them, until it laid down in the afternoon. As evening approached, there were some Isos that came to visit, as well as the Hebes, making for a really good night of fishing. As for today, we are looking at some warmer temps, but similar weather insofar as clouds and sun go. The wind should not be a factor today (so they say), which is always good news. If the bugs are working like yesterday, we could be in for a great day of fishing!

Tim Ulrich with a nice West Branch Brown! Photo: Bob Lewis

Tim Ulrich with a nice West Branch Brown! Photo: Bob Lewis

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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 284 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,840 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,150 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 859 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.1% – 500 CFS release

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