Delaware River Report / Conditions May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014 Comments Off by
Carlo with a nice brown.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Carlo with a nice brown. Photo by Bob Lewis

Tony landed a nice brown. Photo by Kevan Smackaro

Tony landed a nice brown. Photo by Kevan Smackaro

The rivers are still slowly dropping and the clarity is greatly improving daily.  The hatching has continued with a great mix of Hendricksons and caddis.  We have found more fish rising every day since the rain.  Yesterday the action started mid afternoon and continued until dark.  Wading is still tough on most of the system.  There are spots on the Willowemoc and Beaverkill that are okay right now but drifting is still the best option.  Streamers have been productive in the mornings through mid day.

Hatching:

March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Small Dark Hendrickson #16 – E. X

Light Hendrickson #12 – E. subvaria

Dark Hendrickson #14 – E. Subvaria

Apple Caddis #16 – Lt Brachycentrus sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Little Black Caddis #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,980 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,360 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,850 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,970 cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,980 cfs @ 54º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,060 cfs @ N/A

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