Delaware River Report / Conditions June 16, 2013

Jun 16, 2013 Comments Off by

Steady, high flows. Who can believe that we are actually in mid-June? And yesterday, it produced some absolutely epic streamer fishing, even in the bright sun! With a big flush of Alewives flowing through the system, the fish definitely took advantage. The good news is that we had dry fly activity as well, but only right towards dark – not exactly surprising with the bright sunshine we had throughout the day. Today, we’ve got scattered clouds and the occasional thunderstorm on the horizon, so we could see bugs during those breaks from the sun. The fish are there, and even though we remain high, they are eager to feed!

Pete Farrell with a beauty of  Brown! Photo: Bruce Miller

Pete Farrell with a beauty of Brown! Photo: Bruce Miller

What’s Hatching:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL

Hydropysche species – Tan Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Epeorus vitreus – PED, Pink Lady – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerella invaria- Sulphurs – #14

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,520 cfs @ 63º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,880 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,310 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 6,680 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 11,300 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,630 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.3% – 600 CFS release

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