Delaware River Report / Conditions May 19, 2013

May 19, 2013 Comments Off by

Mother Nature certainly provided the cloud cover yesterday which in turn yielded some decent hatches depending on the stretch of river you fished. The Main and West saw a few March Browns, and even some Sulfurs later in the evening. Although there were some dortheas in the mix, do not fret, the majority of the bugs were Ephemerella invaria in a size #14. The fish were a bit apathetic to much of the hatching at times, but definitely turned around a bit in the evening, with some nice fish caught towards dark. Today, more clouds are called for, and hopefully the fish will decide to be a bit more cooperative!

Lou Gauci with a great Rainbow from the East Branch! 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 163 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 252 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 200 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 668 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,320 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 424 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.8% – 150 CFS release


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