Delaware River Report / Conditions May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013 Comments Off by

It was certainly a bit of an oddball day out there yesterday. The weather was perfect (for hatches) with overcast skies and a slight drizzle throughout the day, but only certain areas of the river had the type of bugs one would expect. The Main was one, and sections of the West as well. Unfortunately, the East had a bit of a shut-down yesterday, with very very few bugs, and just as many fish. Definitely strange! Today we’re looking at a warm, cloudy, humid day, with a chance of some good thunderstorms in the afternoon. Let’s hope they bring the water levels back up a little bit!

George Fielding with one of his chunkier fish from Sunday. Photo: Kevan Smaracko.

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 249 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 656 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs @ 56º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 434 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.8% – 150 CFS release


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