Delaware River Report / Conditions August 31, 2014

Aug 31, 2014 Comments Off by

It’s hard to believe it’s the last day of August and the West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is starting off at 54 degrees this morning.  The weather this summer has been incredible for the fishery.  The release from Cannonsville is 823 cfs this morning and looks level on the graph.  I would expect NY to drop the release sometime late tonight or tomorrow if there are plans to run water out of Lake Wallenpaupack on Tuesday.  Fishing was tough yesterday with fewer olives than normal.  Hopefully that was a result of the rising water and stalling water temperatures caused by the increased release.  Accuweather is calling for clouds, early evening rain, and low winds.  On paper today looks like a great day to be on the water.

 

Fighting a Delaware River Rainbow

Fighting a Delaware River Rainbow

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 872 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 866 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 295 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,270 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 86 cfs @ N/A

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