Delaware River Report / Conditions August 9, 2015

Aug 09, 2015 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a day of varied reports.  Some people saw decent hatches with very few fish rising, some people saw poor hatching but the fish were up, and other people saw a happy medium.  There didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it so don’t be afraid to move around if your spot isn’t working for you.  The hathces were the same with cahills, isonychias, sulphurs, and all sorts of olives.  We did see a few golden drakes but they didn’t get eaten while we were watching.  We did see a few tan caddis around.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen that so we’ll take that as a positive.  Trico fishing hasn’t really happened yet.  We are still seeing small clouds of spinners but nothing to get the fish excited.
Mainstem temperatures peaked around 68 degrees yesterday so definitely use your thermometer if you are fishing the Main.  Accuweather is forecasting a mirror image of yesterday with a little less wind.  Look for shade in the mid-afternoon.  There is some potential for thunderstorms tomorrow and Tuesday.  Hopefully we get enough rain to raise the flows on the Beaverkill and lower East Branch.


Mitchell Kaliner had a decent day yesterday.

Mitchell Kaliner had a decent day yesterday.

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 486 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 543 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 348 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 994 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 99 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 98 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.9%


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