Delaware River Report / Conditions August 29, 2014

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The high wind made dry fly fishing extremely tough yesterday.  Accuweather had called for winds between 10 and 20 mph and they actually go that one correct.  During the day most of the bugs were blown off the the water and nymphing was definitely the best option.  Things did calm down right before dark and more Psuedos hatched offering some dry fly fishing in the slower sections of the pools.  Today they are calling for winds between 3 and 4 mph hour- lets hope they are correct two days in a row.  We should be cool today with air temps in the mid 70s and some sun with a few clouds.  Make sue you have your sulphurs, summer stenos, and lots of pseudos.  Isonychias are still working well in some riffles.  The cool night last night helped the East Branch at Fishs Eddy and the Mainstem at Lordville- both are starting off in the low 60s this morning.   The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 54 degrees.

 

Iso shuck

Iso shuck

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 643 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 302 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,090 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 90 cfs @ N/A

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