Delaware River Report / Conditions August 12, 2013

Aug 12, 2013 Comments Off by

It was definitely better on the river yesterday versus Saturday, as the wind laid down and actually allowed the fish to see what was floating overhead. The sun did make its presence known unfortunately, which did slow down the action early on in the day. As the afternoon progressed, the clouds rolled in, and the fish (and bugs!) got happier, with a good number of fish taken in the evening on everyone’s favorite – Isonychia! Today we are expecting warmer temps, but supposedly more cloud cover, and the possibility of a thunderstorm thrown in for good measure as well. The pressure changes could be helpful early on, but if they are dramatic, the hatching may slow for awhile, then pick up again right at evening when everything balances out. We will just have to see!

A nice close up of a beautiful, feisty  'Bow. Photo: Jeff White

A nice close up of a beautiful, feisty ‘Bow. Photo: Jeff White

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 611 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 256 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,260 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 560  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.1% – 500 CFS release

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