Delaware River Report / Conditions August 15, 2013

Aug 15, 2013 Comments Off by

Phew. Definitely a tough on yesterday. Even though there was pretty decent hatching, the winds in the afternoon made for fun casting, as well as hid the bugs from the fish a bit. When they did turn on, the fish were especially picky, and/or would feed on dry, then head right down and start nymphing, then back up on a dry. Timing was everything! When the evening rolled in however, the fish rediscovered the Isos that were coming by, and definitely became a bit more cooperative! Today, we are not expecting the wind, and the air temps should be significantly warmer. There will still be some nice scattered cloud cover, so we will hopefully have a more “normal” summer day!

Joe Costello with a great West Branch Brown caught this week. Photo: Jim Swift

Jim Berry with a great West Branch Brown caught this week. Photo: 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 643 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 259 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 900 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,920 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 362 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 85.7% – 500 CFS release


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