Delaware River Report / Conditions August 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday afternoon started off with a nice flying ant drop that had the fish interested in eating on top for a few hours.  Most of the ants on the water were bigger than earlier in the week allowing us to fish #16 – 18 which was a welcome change.  There we some psuedos and summer stenos on the water around the same time but they didn’t hold the attention of the fish like the ants.  The evening was finished with a nice sulphur hatch going into dark.  The Upper West Branch is still seeing some mid-day sulphur hatches and the reports yesterday mentioned less green slime in the water.  Accuweather is calling for warmer air temps today with a few clouds.  The water temp under the 191 Bridge is 56 degrees this morning and peaked around 60 degrees yesterday.

The big flying ants were out into dark last night

The big flying ants were out into dark last night

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 670 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 333 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,220 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 108 cfs @ N/A

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