Delaware River Report / Conditions July 25, 2014

Jul 25, 2014 Comments Off by

All the rivers in the system are clearing nicely and dropping back to normal flows.  The West Branch is in great shape this morning with a flow of 726 cfs at Hale Eddy and the water temperature under the 191 Bridge is 48 degrees.  The combination of sun and wind didn’t make fishing easy yesterday but some people found success mid day nymphing the mid to lower West Branch.  Isonychia nymphs combined with a small pheasant tail dropper seemed to be the ticket.  We’ve also found some fish very willing to eat wet flies swung through the riffles.  The afternoon sulphur hatches have continued on the upper river while we are seeing a lot of Pseudos on the lower sections in the evening.  We have not seen large Isonychia hatches lately but the fish are still looking up and are willing to eat the imitations.

 

Mitchell makes the blog again with this rainbow from yesterday

Mitchell Kaliner makes the blog again with this rainbow from yesterday

Hatching:

Sulphurs #16 -20 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Summer Stenos #12-16 various species

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Light Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. conutella, etc

Slate Drakes #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 609 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 726 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 902 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,540 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,480 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 430 cfs @ N/A

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