Delaware River Report / Conditions July 1, 2013

Jul 01, 2013 Comments Off by

Definitely different out on the water yesterday, but not necessarily bad. The hatches were definitely not as prolific as Saturday, but the fish did not seem to notice, and were still up and looking for a little mayfly snack. Water clarity improved throughout the day, and we’re looking at almost normal visibility in Home Pool this morning. The big question mark is the weather. There is a chance of major storms and additional rain over the next few days, and with the feeders already swollen, we could see another big bump in the flows and a pretty good blow out. Today there are some good thunderstorms predicted, so if you do head out, be safe. Otherwise enjoy the cloud cover, and hopefully the heavy sulphur hatches that it may bring!

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to damage caused by the flooding, both Shehawken and Ball’s Eddy public accesses  are closed to ALL  USE – that’s boats and waders – until they can be repaired. I have been assured that we are on the top of the list, so this should be a short delay. Our local ECO (Environmental Conservation Officer, i.e. Game Warden) has said they will be strictly enforcing this closure. I will of course keep you updated with any changes, and the progression of the repairs. In the meantime, the 191 access on the Hancock side is still open and viable for those looking to launch boats or wade.

Rich Baker holds an EXCELLENT Rainbow! Photo: Bud Sherry

Rich Baker holds an EXCELLENT Rainbow from his weekend! Photo: Bud Sherry

What’s Hatching:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL

Hydropysche species – Tan Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerella invaria- Sulphurs – #14

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 665 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,390 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 357 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 753 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,210 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 362 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100.0% – 500 CFS release


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