Delaware River Report / Conditions May 11, 2013

May 11, 2013 Comments Off by

Our friendly neighborhood weathermen did it again. What started as 1.10″ of rain predicted slowly fell throughout the day as the storms that were supposed to roll through never materialized. Instead we had nice slow, steady rain throughout the night, which unfortunately did not equate to significant increases in river flows at all. I won’t look the gift horse of flow stabilization in the mouth, but it would have been nice to see a big surge from the feeder streams to help us get through the weekend. All of that being said, the fishing was a little bit spotty yesterday, with some folks finding good pods of rising fish early, and others seeing the bugs disappear as the day progressed, possibly due to the change in atmospheric pressure. Today we are looking at a slightly cooler day, with the possibility of more rain and some occasional thunderstorms in the area. The good news is the cooler temps and heavy cloud cover should yeild some decent hatching throughout the heart of the day.

John Wakelee holds a nice Main Stem Brown – one of his FIRST on the Delaware, always a big deal! Photo: Jeff White

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Brachycentrus species – Apple Green Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Epeorus vitreus – PED, Pink Lady – #14 – Getting Started

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Waning, spinners still around

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 174 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 323 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 846 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,550 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 484 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.4% – 175 CFS release

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