Delaware River Report / Conditions July 22, 2013

Jul 22, 2013 Comments Off by

We woke up to a bit of a surprise this morning- a nice, gentle rain falling outside. It appears to be a little patch that materialized around 7 AM, and will likely hang out for a bit prior to dissipating. It is definitely good news for the guys who are heading out to look for some morning fishing, as it will definitely help push some psuedos to the top. Otherwise, yesterday was actually pretty mediocre for no good reason. Fishing was decent in the mid-afternoon up by Deposit, and then the bugs decided to go on hiatus towards the evening in a totally uncharacteristic way. There were a few fish found and taken, but definitely not the numbers you would expect considering the conditions we had. Today there are some scattered thunderstorms predicted, with a mostly cloudy day, which should produce well, but as usual, we will just have to wait and see!

A beautiful, dark West Branch Rainbow will always please! Photo: Bob Lewis

A beautiful, dark West Branch Rainbow will always please! Photo: Bob Lewis

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 & #18

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 577 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 203 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 282 cfs @ 69º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs @ 68º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 127 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 95.1% – 600 CFS release


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