Delaware River Report / Conditions July 8, 2013

Jul 08, 2013 Comments Off by

Apologies on the delay this morning, it seems our server was being attacked by a botnet, so we were locked out until just now. You have to love technology…..

That being addressed, we had a pretty good day out on the river yesterday. We had some wicked, scary looking thunderheads roll into the area in the late afternoon, but nary a drop of rain fell on us, and there was little to no thunder/lightning. This made for some great evening hatches as that air pressure decreased, up and down the system. Fish were eating sulphurs mostly, but switched over to Isos and Light Cahills towards dark. The upper river fished ‘as normal’ in the early afternoon, and did shut down as water temps dropped. I would expect similar activity today, but we are looking at bit more cloud cover – great for those looking to fish from Hale Eddy down early. There are supposed to be a few storms rolling about throughout the day, so be careful out there!

Crazy Yellow Mystery Steno from the lower Main Stem. Guesses? About a #12. Photo by: Jeff White

Some of my favorite Stenos are kicking about as well – Heterotarsale! Photo by: Jeff White

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 665 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 978 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 654 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 900 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,270 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 257 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.9% – 701 CFS release


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