Delaware River Report / Conditions August 16, 2014

Aug 16, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s winds finally did calm down in the evening to the predicted 2 mph giving us some decent dry fly opportunity late in the day.  We saw a mix of olives and small sulphurs on the water with an occasional summer steno floating past.  The air temp dropped once the sun fell behind the mountains slowing the fishing down and making us look for fleece.  The clouds looked threatening all day but we didn’t receive any additional rain.  Today looks  sunny with clouds moving in during the evening and some very light showers overnight.  Similar o yesterday with fewer clouds.  Nymphing has been producing fish on the lower West Branch and Upper Mainstem.  Dry fly activity has been decent on the Upper West Branch during the day and the activity moves downstream in the late afternoons. The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 52 degrees this morning.

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Hatching:

Sulphurs #16 -20 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Summer Stenos #12-16 various species

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Light Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. cornutella, etc

Slate Drakes #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

Golden Drakes – #12-2xl – Potomanthus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 609 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 197 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 417 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,230 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 146 cfs @ N/A

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