Delaware River Report / Conditions May 11, 2014

May 11, 2014 Comments Off by

Despite a few downpours yesterday fished very well throughout the system.  Hatches Hendricksons, Blue Quills, Blue Winged Olives, and both light and dark Brachycentrus caddis had the fish very happy.  The Hendrickson spinners throughout the day were the icing on the cake.  Lots of fish were eating and lots of fish were landed on dry flies.  It looks like the rain has increased the spill from Cannonsville overnight.  The flow at Hale Eddy is dropping and should level off this morning.  We have slight color but it’s still clear enough for dryfly fishing.  Today looks good with warm air temps and sun.

 

Life is good for Mark on the West Branch.  Photo by Steve Shen

Life is good for Mark on the West Branch. Photo by Steve Shen

Life is better.  mark with another fish.  Photo by Steve Shen

Life is better. mark with another fish. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:

Light Hendrickson #12 – E. subvaria

Dark Hendrickson #14 – E. Subvaria

Blue Quill #16 – Paralep sp.

Apple Caddis #16 – Lt Brachycentrus sp.

Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Quill Gordon #14 -Epeorus pluralis

Little Black Caddis #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniadae sp.

Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 Taeniopteryx sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 712 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1160 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 416 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,980 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 735 cfs @ N/A

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