Delaware River Report / Conditions June 22, 2014

Jun 22, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday was pretty interesting with intermittent clouds and flushes of bugs during the day.  Nothing heavy until late afternoon / early evening when the Isonychias and Stenos came off well for a couple of hours leading into a brief sulphur hatch. Some of the larger pools had fish eating pseudos as the sun dropped.  All in all it was the best hatching we’ve seen in a while and the fish reacted accordingly.  Those fish really like to eat Isos!  The cool nights are doing a world of good for the water temps – it looks like we have a couple more days of that coming which is great news.  I would start off nymphing in the morning and afternoons while keeping an eye on the riffles for the odd Iso or caddis eat.  Slowly stripping Iso nymphs should be a good alternative to dead drift.  As the sun drops we should see an increase in bug activity.

Daniel stayed late last night and it payed off!  Photo by Jordan Davenport

Don  stayed late last night and it payed off! Photo by Jordan Davenport

Hatching:

Sulphurs #16 -18 E. dorothea

Light Cahill #14 – E. Invaria

Pale Evening Dun #14 Epeorus vitreus

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Slate Drakes #12-2xl – Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 502 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 846 cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,630 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 413 cfs @ N/A

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