Delaware River Report / Conditions June 17, 2013

Jun 17, 2013 Comments Off by

Despite the great cloud cover yesterday, the bugs just did not materialize as we expected them to. There was a flurry around 6PM, but otherwise the fish were content to EAT ALEWIVES ON TOP. Yes, you read that right, we had dead alewives on the surface, and you would see fish exploding on them almost all day. A quick retrieve with a white or grey streamer was the ticket, as evidenced by George’s photo below. So from that end, it was amazing out there. Today we are looking at a warmer version of yesterday, possibly with some more sunshine and a t-storm thrown in for good measure. We’ll see what actually materializes.

George Fielding landed this 24" beauty yesterday! Photo: Christine Fielding

George Fielding landed this 24″ beauty yesterday! Photo: Christine Fielding

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,930 cfs @ 63º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,130 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,240 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,130 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,250 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,210 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.3% – 600 CFS release


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