Delaware River Report / Conditions August 30, 2013

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While the river did not clear as quickly as we anticipated yesterday (due to another bit of storms up by deposit late the previous night), it did drop and clear enough for the fish to see the bugs popping off. We had good numbers of dark Blue Wing Olives early, then the sun decided to make an appearance, which curtailed the hatching activity until the clouds rolled in yesterday evening. We had big flushes of BWOs at night (size 18 to 22), with a good number of Isos popping off in the mix. The fish were seeing the bugs through the colored-up water, and some folks had a pretty decent night. It does appear that the East Branch Basin caught a good amount of water last night, which has brought up the Main significantly both in flow and temps. That should drop quickly as well, but due to the higher water temps, I would avoid the upper Main for a bit. With more clouds predicted today, and just the right amount of color in the West Branch, it has the potential to be a great day – let’s see how it turns out!

 

Just the perfect amount of color - it means we might be able to get away with 5X all day! Photo: Bart Larmouth

Just the perfect amount of color – it means we might be able to get away with 5X all day! Photo: Bart Larmouth

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 & #18 – starting to wane

Epeorus vitreus – PED / Pink Lady – #14

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL, #12

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Heptagenia hebe - Olive Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 486 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 804 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 382 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,390 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,490 cfs @ 67º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 330 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 82.2% – 500 CFS release

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