Delaware River Report / Conditions August 23, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 Comments Off by

Well it looks like NY didn’t forget how to do the old “Yo Yo” releases after all.  The release from Cannonsville will drop to 600 cfs this morning so after all of the increases and decreases over the last few days we are back where we’ve been for most of the Summer.  The recording did mention a stepped down drop but that is not showing on the graph at Stilesville- it looks like it was just cut to 600.  The fishing was decent last night with large numbers of olives coming off on the lower West Branch and Upper Mainstem from around 5 PM into dark.  There are still some sulphurs on the Upper West and we had more success with Isonychias last night than we’ve had in a while. The cloud cover and slight color in the river made streamers productive in the morning before the hatching.  The lower West Branch is 54 degrees under the 191 Bridge this morning.

Ben with a nice one as the fog lifts.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Ben with a nice one as the fog lifts. 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 620 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 687 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 360 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,580 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 125 cfs @ N/A

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