Delaware River Report / Conditions August 6, 2015

Aug 06, 2015 Comments Off by

The West Branch is now at a great level for wading and it is still possible to float with a flow of 543 cfs at Hale Eddy.  Keep an eye on the daytime temperatures on the Mainstem.  The combination of the lower West Branch release and the warm days caused the Mainstem at Lordville to peak at 65 degrees yesterday afternoon.  Luckily we have some cool nights in the forecast that should help the system out.  The West Branch temps are still in great shape with 52 degrees under the 191 Bridge in Hancock this morning.  Look for the colder water for the best hatching over the next few days.  We are still seeing the same mayflies on the water.  Sulphurs, olives, cahills, and isonychias.  We did see a nice flush of golden drakes yesterday but didn’t see a fish take them.  The fish seemed to prefer the smaller cahills in #14.  We’ve also seen small trico clouds on the river so definitely carry some spinners if you are out from early morning to early afternoon.

Samantha and Tony found a wide bodied rainbow this week!

Samantha and Tony found a wide bodied rainbow this week!

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 448 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 543 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 112 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 120 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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