Delaware River Report / Conditions August 26, 2014

Aug 26, 2014 Comments Off by

We had more sun yesterday than we’ve seen in a while and it definitely felt hot if you were out standing in it.  Nymphing was decent on the lower West Branch and Upper Mainstem in the morning.  We are mostly fishing #14-20 Copper Johns and Pheasant Tails to match the size of the naturals that are active.  If you want to go bigger we have had fish eating Isonychia wet flies in the riffles.  As evening came we had more surface activity with small blue winged olives, sulphurs, a few summer stenos, and some flying ants.  Again the small olives were the star of the show.  It looks like today will repeat of yesterday with mostly sun and warm temperatures.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 56 degrees this morning.

Dave landing a few this week before the fog lifts.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Dave landing a few this week before 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 659 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 326 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 102 cfs @ N/A

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