Delaware River Report / Conditions June 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013 Comments Off by

The cloud cover yesterday did wonders for the dry fly fishing! Up river on the West Branch (Deposit down) had great hatches of both Isos and Dorthea throughout the day, with some really nice fish taken. There was hatching down below Hale Eddy, but it was definitely more sporadic until we got closer to dark, which then saw a little bit of bug soup with Cahills and BWOs thrown in the mix. If you could find the fish, they were looking for them! Otherwise, the streamer bite was definitely still in effect as well, up and down the river with Alewives still coming in from Cannonsville. Today we’re looking at a beautiful (for the non-fishing world) day, with temps in the low 70s and mostly sunny skies. This will likely depress our dry fly action until later in the day, and may slow the streamer activity down a little, but once the sun starts to head down, it is going to be great out there!

David Bender with a GREAT West Branch Brown taken yesterday. Photo: Jeff White

David Bender with a GREAT West Branch Brown taken yesterday. Photo: 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 2,020 cfs @ 58º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,280 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,240 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,370 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,590 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 777 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 101.8% – 1,500 CFS release


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