Delaware River Report / Conditions August 12, 2014

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We are waking up to a light rain this morning that is a welcome change from the normal sunshine.  The forecast is calling for light showers off and on all day which should help the fishing by keeping the bugs on the water longer and making the fish a little less spooky.  The are calling for close to two inches total over the next two days but most of it should soak into the ground.  Yesterday saw decent sulphurs in the Upper West Branch and some evening activity on the lower West Branch an Upper Mainstem. Most of the river system is a healthy mix of sulphurs, stenos, small olives, with a few isonychias.  Over the last couple of days the water temps on the Mainstem at Lordville have peaked in the high 60’s and the Lower East Branch at Fish’s Eddy has peaked over 70 degrees.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge is 56 degrees this morning.

Home Pool rainbow in the sun.  Photo by Dave

Home Pool rainbow in the sun. Photo by Dave

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 620 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 413 cfs @ 66º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,140 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs @ N/A

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