Delaware River Report / Conditions August 2, 2014

Aug 02, 2014 Comments Off by

The Upper West Branch sulphurs were on yesterday and the fish eating.  They were tough but some people did well fishing floating sulphur nymphs in the film.  The lower sections started off slow but the sulphur action picked up in the evening and lasted into dark.  Some people found success blind fish Isonychias and Cahills in the faster riffles.  Nymphing has been tough on the upper section due to the green slime but is definitely doable on the lower river.  We saw Tricos as late as 2 pm yesterday due to the colder weather so definitely do not give up early if you don’t see any in the morning.    Today looks cooler with some intermittent showers.  The West Branch is 56 degrees under the 191 Bridge this morning.

 

Brown Trout Head  Photo by Jim Swift

Brown Trout Head Photo by Jim Swift

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. conutella, 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 @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 259 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 656 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,500 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 257 cfs @ N/A

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