Delaware River Report / Conditions August 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 Comments Off by

We had quite a storm last night with wind, heavy rain, plus some hail thrown in for good measure.  It caused a slight bump in flows over most of the system but has settled back down to normal.  The West Branch is rising this morning with a Cannonsville release of 862 cfs “until further notice”- Stilesville is currently 910 cfs and Hale Eddy is 918 cfs.  The West Branch has a tint of color this morning but looks decent and fishable out front right now.  Most of the rain either soaked into the ground or ran off quickly.  Accuweater is calling for cooler air temps and moderate winds today.  The sulphurs in Deposit are waning but still producing a decent number of bugs.  The hatches seem to come in flushes that last 30 minutes to an hour at a time with some lulls in between.  We are seeing decent olives throughout the West Branch- plus this summer’s staple bug- the summer steno.  Very tiny flying ants are also on the water bringing some fish to the surface in the slower sections of the river.

The bears have been out a lot this Summer- Photo by Bruce Miller

The bears have been out a lot this Summer- Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:

Sulphurs #16 -20 E. dorothea

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 – 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 910 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 918 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 371 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,730 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs @ N/A

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