Delaware River Report / Conditions May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013 Comments Off by

Rain! While we definitely had some pretty substantial storms yesterday, the majority of the water fell on the East Branch basin, and the West yet again missed substantial refill. As a result, the East and Main are definitely off-color but clearing quickly, while the West remained clear, and is definitely wade-able. We are starting at 348 at Hale this morning, and it appears to be fairly steady. Outside the club, we are closer to 600 cfs (rough estimate) which is a great level. The only issue we see currently is water temperatures – the rain was warm, and as such we are starting already at 57 degrees at Lordville – let’s hope that sun stays hidden through the day today! More rain is forecast, so we should see passing showers throughout the day, which should not affect us too greatly (in theory). The low pressure is definitely a boon for both fish and bugs, so it could be a great day for everyone out on the water for sure.

Pat McPartland holds a GORGEOUS Main Stem Brown! Photo: Bob Lewis

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 224 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 348 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 292 cfs @ 65º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,350 cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,320 cfs @ 67º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 882 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.1% – 225 CFS release


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