Delaware River Report / Conditions August 24, 2014

Aug 24, 2014 Comments Off by

Last night we saw another strong hatch of olives on the West Branch.  The light intermittent rain and cloud cover made for classic conditions for a mix of pseudos and small deficiens.  There were a few stenos and Isonychias mixed in but the fish really favored the olives.  The tricos have been around for a while but they are falling later in the day due to the cold water and nights.  We’ve seen them as late as 2 pm and have not seenlarge clouds of them or a lot of fish eating them.  Accuweather is calling for warmer air temperatures today with a few clouds rolling in and out. It looks like we have settled into the 600ish release- hopefully we’ll keep that all week.  The water temps on the West Branch and Mainstem are in unbelievable shape for the end of August.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge is 54 degrees and Lordville is starting off at 60 degrees this morning.  Cannonsville Reservoir is at 83.3% capacity.

 

Pat with a good Upper Delaware brown- photo by Bob Lewis

Pat with a good Upper Delaware brown- photo by Bob Lewis

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 @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 687 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 118 cfs @ N/A

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