Delaware River Report / Conditions August 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s humidity made it feel a lot hotter than it actually was and made the cool air coming off the river feel great.  There were some trico spinners around mid afternoon but not enough to get the fish really interested.  The cool nights are still putting a damper on that hatch with the spinners coming much later in the day than expected.  We had the usual small olives, summer stenos, and sulphurs towards dark but the fog made finding the risers tough.  The cloud cover stuck around most of the day threatening rain but we never got hit with any precipitation.  Watch the water temperatures if you wander away from the West Branch or the Upper East Branch.  The East Branch at Fish’s Eddy peaked over 70 degrees, and the Mainstem at Lordville peaked around 69 degrees.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 54 degrees this morning and peaked around 59 degrees yesterday afternoon so we are in fantastic shape for the end of August.

 

Lots of small and medium fish are being seen- great for the future.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Lots of small and medium fish are being seen- great for the future. 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 @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 309 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 93 cfs @ N/A

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