Delaware River Report / Conditions August 5, 2014

Aug 05, 2014 Comments Off by

The storms missed us again yesterday.  Instead of clouds and light rain the sun broke through and made fishing on the lower West Branch and Upper Mainstem tough until the evening.  There were enough bugs on the water to get the fish interested but not enough to keep them going.  Being in the right place at the right time certainly paid off but you needed a lot of patience.  In the evening we had a decent mix of sulphurs, stenos, olives, plus a few Golden Drakes thrown in for good measure.  The fish kept eating right into dark.The Upper West Branch still has the strong mid-day sulphur hatches.  The fish are eating them in the sun but if you can find a shaded pool or wait for cloud cover they will be a little less picky. The West Branch is 55 degrees under the 191 Bridge this morning.

 

Allen with a nice rainbow from yesterday

Allen with a nice rainbow from yesterday

Hatching:

Sulphurs #16 -20 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

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 #12-2xl – 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 609 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 654 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 542 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 207 cfs @ N/A

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