Delaware River Report / Conditions August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015 Comments Off by

Reports from yesterday vary greatly by section.  Fish rising but few bugs, lots of bugs and few fish rising, or a medium combination.  The one constant seemed to be that the fish are getting picky.  Most of the river saw decent hatches of tiny olives pushing #26 plus sulphurs.  The fish seemed to eat the emergers or rising nymphs just under the surface. A small pheasant tail dropper or wet fly worked well for some people.  The nymphers did well on wet flies before the evening hatch.  We dealt with sun most of the day so the shaded areas fished the best early.
Accuweather is calling for warmer air temperatures this morning pushing into the low 80’s.  We should get a brief thunderstorm this afternoon with very light precipitation totaling .05″.  If Accuweather is correct and the clouds push in early we could have a really decent olive day.
Hot weather, thunderstorms, and humidity in August means flying ants to me. Definitely have some in your box if you’re out there today.

Theo with a nice rainbow yesterday afternoon

Theo with a nice rainbow yesterday afternoon

Hatching:
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 494 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 566 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 170 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,130 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 143 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 131 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 71.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.8%

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