Delaware River Report / Conditions August 7, 2014

Aug 07, 2014 Comments Off by

Like clockwork yesterday the Upper West Branch had a strong mid day sulphur hatch.  We had a brief shower that really let the fish put their guard down and fishing was fast and furious for a while.  There were some fish eating the mayflies right under the surface but a number of fish turned to the #18 duns on top.  After the hatch ended there were still fish working cleanup on the cripples and stillborn duns for quite a while offering some great opportunities for people willing to move around.  The lower sections of river were quiet during the day but had a decent sulphur hatch at dark.  Most of them seemed to be #20 – 22 making it tough in the failing light.  There were a few olives mixed in the hatch too- mostly #18 but the fish seemed to like sulphurs better.  The nights have still been cool keeping the rivers in great shape but bring a fleece.  The West Branch is 54 degrees under the 191 Bridge this morning.  Today looks sunny and warm with a possible brief shower in the afternoon.

 

Allen with a really nice brown yesterday

Allen with a really nice brown yesterday

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 609 cfs @ 46º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 659 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 558 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,380 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 219 cfs @ N/A

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.

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