Delaware River Report / Conditions August 13, 2013

Aug 13, 2013 Comments Off by

*UPDATE* – We had a greater amount of rain than expected this morning, so we bumped up a bit, but the feeders are definitely throwing a bit of silt and color down into the West Branch. By no means a blow out, just some distinct lack of transparency, which will clear quickly.


Nothing too shocking to report from yesterday, with the bugs and fish behaving pretty much as expected – picky in the sun, and active in the evening. Isos, sulphurs, and hebes were the main fare, but there were some limited reports of flying ants as well – very localized and sporadic, but keep your eyes open for them. There is some weather predicted today, but everything is listed as “possible,” so we will just have to take it as it comes! Otherwise, I’d expect a pretty similar day out there. You have to love consistent flows!

A nice little football that fell victim to an iso. Check out the white on his fins! Photo by: Jim Swift

A nice little football that fell victim to an ISO. Check out the white on his fins! Photo by: Jim Swift

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,910 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 430 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.1% – 500 CFS release


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