Delaware River Report / Conditions August 31, 2013

Aug 31, 2013 Comments Off by

That did not go as expected yesterday. The cloud cover never really materialized, depressing the afternoon hatches / action, and even when evening rolled around there were fewer bugs than expected, and certainly fewer fish than expected. Some did see good flushes of Isos once the sun dropped down, but the fish never really got too excited about them, much to everyone’s chagrin. This morning there are plenty of olives, stenos, and flying ants on the side of the house, so the bugs did hatch at least a little – we just need more. Hopefully we will get it today, as they are actually calling for clouds all day, and the possibility of a few thunderstorms thrown in for good measure. No real extremes of precipitation to bring up the river(s), but hopefully enough of a pressure change to get the bugs rocking.

A newly-molted Steno spinner with its shuck. Photo by: Jeff White

A newly-molted Steno spinner with its shuck. More of this please! Photo by: Jeff White

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 709 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 277 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 924 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,870 cfs @ 67º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 239 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 82.5% – 500 CFS release


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