Delaware River Report / Conditions June 23, 2013

Jun 23, 2013 Comments Off by

Well the spill is over, and we are now down to our basic release of about 600 cfs. Great news for all of you waders who have been chomping at the bit to hit the water, but it definitely limits the amount of cold water miles we have to fish. The West Branch will shortly become the only game in town – in other words, summer is truly here! That being said, 600 is a good number, and will keep the water cold all the way into Junction Pool, and should definitely start our sulphurs popping up in Deposit during the mid-day hours. They were out yesterday, but the fish were not overly active, likely a result of the water levels dropping, giving them a bit of a shock to the system. Now that we have stabilized, I would expect that they will be up and at it again for sure!

Bob Lewis holds a MONSTER Rainbow - almost looks like a steelhead! Photo: Steve Shen

Bob Lewis holds a MONSTER Rainbow – almost looks like a steelhead! Photo: Steve Shen

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 676 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 810 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 526 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 981 cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,330 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 430 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.9% – 999 CFS release

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