Delaware River Report / Conditions July 12, 2013

Jul 12, 2013 Comments Off by

Another nice summer day out on the river yesterday, and things pretty much went according to “plan” – the bugs came early upstream (as well as some early morning activity on small olives down here), and then were spotty throughout the day as the clouds came and went. Amazingly, the streamer bite was pretty decent, regardless of the amount of sun hitting the water. The fish must really like their new holding lanes, and are definitely fighting to keep usurpers out. Today we’re looking at mostly cloudy (hooray!) skies, with little wind and just a few random storms rolling through. This could mean some great sulfur action all up and down the river, as well as our big friend Mr. Isonychia making an appearance as well!

We see fish with crazy war wounds sometimes, and this guy's tail is no exception! Photo: Bob Lewis

We see fish with crazy war wounds sometimes, and this guy’s tail is no exception! Photo: Bob Lewis

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

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 Sulphurs – #16 – starting


Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 567 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 738 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 246 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 467 cfs @ 67º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,590 cfs @ 67º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 232 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.6% – 701 CFS release


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