Delaware River Report / Conditions August 27, 2014

Aug 27, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday was definitely hotter than we’ve become accustomed to lately.  The bright sun kept the fish down during the heat of the day making nymphing the best technique.  As the sun dropped we saw our usual hatches of pseudos, sulphurs, and summer stenos.  There are a few Isonychias around so definitely carry a few to blind cast in the riffles.  Today looks like another hot day in the 80s with some sun giving way to showers in the afternoon.  Days with high humidity, heat, and light rain can be fantastic flying ant days so be prepared.  Sometimes they are hard to see on the water so take a close look at the surface film if you see fish rising but don’t see any insects.  The lower East Branch and Mainstem at Lordville are starting off with warmer water temperatures this morning so if you are planning to fish those sections check it with a thermometer first.  The West Branch is in great shape for the end of August with a water temperature of 56 degrees under the 191 Bridge in Hancock.

Hopefully we see some of these today

Hopefully we see some of these today


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.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 620 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 654 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 182 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 316 cfs @ 66º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,140 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 97 cfs @ N/A


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