Delaware River Report / Conditions May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013 Comments Off by

The cold weather definitely affected the activity yesterday, with a slow start to the hatching (mid-afternoon), and a quick stoppage to it as well (early evening) when the air temps plummeted much deeper and faster than expected. There were decent rising fish to be found, but their feeding behavior was definitely spotty at times, even though they did not seem to be all that picky over all. The good news for today is that we are starting with some warmer water temps, so the bugs should start earlier today, and the warmer weather predicted should also help keep the hatch going well into the evening, getting us right back on track!


Ron McKnight holds a SLAB of a Brown caught yesterday afternoon. Photo: Jeff White

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14 (waning)

Stenonema vicarium – March Browns – #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox – #12-2xl

Hydropysche species – Tan 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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 161 cfs @ 40º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 287 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 274 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs @ 48º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,890 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 611 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.2% – 150 CFS release


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