Delaware River Report / Conditions July 10, 2013

Jul 10, 2013 Comments Off by

Definitely a weird one out there Tuesday out there – we’ve had reports all over the board, from areas with good bugs, and happy fish, to folks who didn’t see a thing. We do know the streamer bite was on during the day for sure, telling us the fish have at least acclimated to their new holding lanes. We also had some of the craziest, location-centric downpours throughout the day as well, which could account for the strange activity (or lack thereof at times) up and down the river. For instance we were poured on here at the shop for about 10 minutes, while the guys fishing down stream in Methodist didn’t even get wet. It was definitely interesting. Today we’ve got some rain in the forecast for later this morning / early afternoon, so be prepared for that, as we’re not sure how much rain it is bringing. Otherwise, I would still plan on starting way upstream for the morning, and working your way downstream towards evening if you want to chase the bugs around!

Fred Gardner with a great West Branch Brown from yesterday evening. Photo: Bruce Miller

Fred Gardner with a great West Branch Brown from yesterday evening. Photo: Bruce Miller

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

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18 – starting

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 567 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 779 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 270 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 542 cfs @ 66º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,830 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 274 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.3% – 601 CFS release

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