Delaware River Report / Conditions May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014 Comments Off by

Luckily most of the heavy storms missed us yesterday.  We even had bright sun mid- day that slowed the fishing down for a while.  Later in the afternoon we had a very brief heavy shower that seemed to kick start the fishing on the West Branch and Mainstem.  Most fish were landed on Hendrickson and Hendrickson spinners with a few caddis mixed in for good measure.  Some people are beginning to see Gray Fox and March Browns eaten on the Mainstem.  We have sighted a few of the big bugs on the West Branch so it won’t be long now.  Today looks a little cooler, light rain, and some wind gusts that disappear by primetime (if you believe Accuweather is accurate).

 

Dave looking happy yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Dave looking happy yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

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 1,620 cfs @ 56º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,920 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 914 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,940 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,260 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 814 cfs @ N/A

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