Delaware River Report / Conditions June 26, 2013

Jun 26, 2013 Comments Off by

It’s rare that we see two pretty much identical days out on the river, but yesterday and Monday were definitely twins. Ok, so maybe fraternal twins, but still twins. Amid the humidity and heat, we definitely had good cloud cover in the afternoon, with a few gentle storms mixed in just to keep it interesting. Sulphurs and Isos were the name of the game again, with a few people finding fish that were taking pseudos amid big dorthea hatches. I guess after all the alewive gorging, the fish are now on a diet! We are expecting similar conditions today weather-wise, but as always we’ll just have to head out on the water and see!

Steve Shen with a well-fed, colorful fish. Photo: Bob Lewis

Steve Shen with a well-fed, colorful fish. 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 478 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 263 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 644 cfs @ 66º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,680 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 356 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.4% – 500 CFS release

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