Delaware River Report / Conditions May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013 Comments Off by

I swear there is some sort of force-field around the West Branch Basin that is keeping water out of our river. While there were some crazy storms out an about yesterday, none of them decided to drop rain on us. The East did receive some of the rain, and is still going up a little bit this morning. That being said, Home Pool lit up last night, with tons of fish and up and feeding – primarily on junk. That would be basically anything that floated over top of them, if presented properly. Definitely NOT something to complain about! Today, they are calling for much cooler temps and a little bit of rain. We will see what actually transpires. The lower pressure is definitely a boon, so we should see some great hatching as the day progresses. PS – Green Drakes are starting!

A March Brown making friends! Photo: Norm Price

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 @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 377 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 249 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,430 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,270 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 882 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.1% – 225 CFS release


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