Delaware River Report / Conditions July 26, 2014

Jul 26, 2014 Comments Off by

The Upper West Branch had it’s normal sulphur hatches during the afternoon while the lower sections had some sulphur and steno flushes in the evening.  The activity seemed to really slow down as the sun and temperature dropped.  There were still fish to be found rising at dark if you moved around and were patient.  We saw a number of fish eating the sulphur emergers a few inches under the surface and occasionally taking one off the top.  Accuweather is calling for some afternoon clouds with some light rain late which could trigger the Isonychias and Pseudos.  This morning was cool enough to wear a fleece and the WB under the 191 Bridge is 57 degrees.

 

Mitchell sent us this picture of a pretty WB Brown

Mitchell sent us this picture of a pretty WB Brown

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 704 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 670 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,240 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,170 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 375 cfs @ N/A

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