Delaware River Report / Conditions June 22, 2013

Jun 22, 2013 Comments Off by

Welcome to the second day of summer! Yesterday we had some unexpected cloud cover show up early in the afternoon, which made for some happy bugs, and hungry fish. No complaints at all there! The hatching did slow down latre on in the afternoon, but picked back up as the day progresed. The fish were a bti skittish with the clear skies, but plenty were also taken tossing streamers. As for today, it looks like our spill has finally stopped over the top of Cannonsville, and our release is down to 1,000 cfs. This will produce cool, super clear water, and hopefully jump start our sulphurs up in the No-Kill section. We will continue to have cold water down here as well, but I would not anticipate seeing tons of bugs until later 0n, once the sun has dropped.

Frank Audino holds a nice, fat alewife-fed brown! Photo: Bob Lewis

Frank Audino holds a nice, fat alewife-fed 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

Ephemerella invaria- Sulphurs – #14

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,020 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,140 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 675 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,220 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,300 cfs @ 56º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 477 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.9% – 999 CFS release

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