Delaware River Report / Conditions July 9, 2013

Jul 09, 2013 Comments Off by

Mother Nature decided to bless us with some extra cloud cover yesterday, and it certainly helped produce bugs and fish on the upper West yesterday. Good sulphur and Iso hatches took place throughout the day, and waned towards evening, which is when they picked up a bit further downstream. We had sporadic action here at Home Pool last night, but from the reports I am hearing, up in the Game Lands fished very very well. Today, we are going to see a slight drop in air temperature to the low 80s, with some storms kicking around for good measure. The clouds are going to come and go, so there will likely be windows of activity versus the steadier flow of bugs we saw yesterday. But, with the flows steadying out up by Deposit, our typical sulphurs at noon program is already begun, which is great so long as you bring your thermals – that water is cold!

Even the interns get in on the action! Matthew Fedrizzi with a nice big brown! Photo: Bob Lewis

Even the interns get in on the action! Matthew Fedrizzi with a nice big brown! Photo: Bob Lewis

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

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18 – starting

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 567 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 834 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 470 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 861 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,230 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 330 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.3% – 601 CFS release

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