Delaware River Report / Conditions July 3, 2013

Jul 03, 2013 Comments Off by

Well that got a bit out of hand yesterday. The morning deluge we saw brought the feeders WAY up around mid-day, and the West Branch turned chocolate brown, and was running dang near 7,000 cfs here at the club. It has since dropped precipitously and cleared dramatically. There were bugs still hatching amid the craziness, but as there weren’t any boats out due to the conditions, we are lacking a good report to see what the fish decided to do. My guess would be hunker down and wait! With the clearing water and overcast skies today, we could definitely be in for a great day of fishing. There are some scattered storms predicted, but so long as they don’t inundate us, we should continue to clear and drop throughout the day – exactly what the fish like!

Bob Lewis holds a beautiful West Branch Brown. Photo: Steve Shen

Bob Lewis holds a beautiful West Branch Brown. Photo: Steve Shen

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,310 cfs @ 63º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,620 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 345 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,110 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,990 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 611 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100.8% – 902 CFS release


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