Delaware River Report / Conditions August 8, 2014

Aug 08, 2014 Comments Off by

August 8th and all of us up here are wearing fleece jackets this morning.  We couldn’t ask for better weather to keep the rivers in great shape.  The Mainstem at Callicoon is a cool 65 degrees this morning.  The forecast for today is sun with warm temperatures.  The best daytime fishing should be above Hale Eddy with the mid-day #18 sulphur hatches.  The fish have been up and happy.  The olives have been following the sulphur hatch so keep a close eye to see which mayfly the fish are eating.  We’ve seen a few Summer Stenos on the lower West Branch during the day but you need to be mobile and hunt for rising fish in the sun.  The main #20 sulphurs down low have been coming towards dark.  There have been some Isonychias mixed in with the Sulphurs throughout the river system.

 

Allen and Samantha working together to land this one on the West Branch

Allen and Samantha working together to land this one on the West Branch

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 648 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 213 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 491 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,260 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 195 cfs @ N/A

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