Delaware River Report / Conditions June 21, 2013

Jun 21, 2013 Comments Off by

Bright sun yesterday – lots of it. This definitely slowed the hatching down a bit until evening, but the sulphurs and isos were definitely out and about towards evening, and the fish decided it was time to eat just as soon as they started to come out! Today it looks like the spill over the top of the reservoir has stopped, so our flow right now is completely  release water, meaning it is cold and clear, all the way down the West Branch. We have some clouds predicted today, so it looks like we’ll have a pretty similar day today. On another positive note, looking out over Home Pool this morning Jeff and I just saw our first cloud of Tricos for the season. Always a good sight – we’ll keep you posted!

Isonychia dun. Photo Copyright: Jeff White

Hello Iso! 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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,500 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,670 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,160 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,090 cfs @ 56º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 543 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100.7% – 1,500 CFS release

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