Delaware River Report / Conditions August 14, 2013

Aug 14, 2013 Comments Off by

Definitely an interesting day yesterday! With the early rain and silt coming in from the feeders, we definitely had color in the lower West, which slowed things down a bit during the day. Oquaga Creek (up in Deposit) did not blow up, so the river stayed nice and clear up there, all the way to Hale Eddy. It fished well, but we had some pretty decent wind show up in the late afternoon / early evening that shut pretty much everything down unfortunately. First night like that in over a month. Today is supposed to be clear and cooler (high 60s), but the wind is supposed to be blowing fairly steady throughout the day. I am not sure what affect it will have on the hatching, but I am pretty sure it will affect my casting. It is supposed to lay down by evening, which means we could be set for a great flurry of late-day activity.

Is-it-a-Golden

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 709 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 295 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,210 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,410 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 473 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 85.6% – 500 CFS release

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