Delaware River Report / Conditions August 13, 2015

Aug 13, 2015 Comments Off by

Yesterday was interesting with a number of small, isolated, and brief rain showers.  It was definitely a day to have your raincoat with you.  The olives came after the rain with a lot of fish eating nymphs and emergers under the surface.  A small #20 nymph or wet fly hung off a dry would be the best imitation.  Other sections of river saw the normal sulphur hatches plus a few isonychias and cahills.  The East Branch system flows have dropped back so the Mainstem is returning to pre-rain levels.  Most of the system is fine for wading and floating.  If you go down to the Mainstem check the water temps occasionally with your thermometer.
Accuweather is forecasting air temps in the low 80’s today with mostly sun.  Look for fish rising on shaded banks.

Jared with a pretty brown yesterday. The extraordinary photographer was Pat Regan

Jared with a pretty brown yesterday. The extraordinary photographer on this shoot was Pat Regan

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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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 580 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 486 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 187cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 170 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.7%


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