Delaware River Report / Conditions July 11, 2013

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More summertime fun on the river yesterday. We had good hatches earlier in the day with some thick clouds threatening showers (that never really came), but they petered out a bit as the sun began to pop out. The fish did get active again towards evening both upriver and down our way,  but the further downstream you were, the earlier the activity ended due to our old friend, fog. Today it looks like we’re seeing a bit of a break from the heat, as well as some excellent cloud cover – if it holds, expect the bugs to be out in force!

Jim Swift with a piggie! Photo: Billy Rivellini

Jim Swift with a piggie! Photo: Billy Rivellini

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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 567 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 773 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 259 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 516 cfs @ 67º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,700 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 277 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.0% – 701 CFS release

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