Delaware River Report / Conditions May 25, 2014

May 25, 2014 Comments Off by

Just about all of the rain missed us and the rivers are finally dropping back.  The WB is almost wadeable but the best wading access is still the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.  We should be in great shape over the next couple of days with warmer temps and a few clouds mixed in.  Of course the weatherman was incorrect on the winds yesterday and it did blow for a while making the fishing tougher.  In between gusts we found fish rising to #16 Hendricksons and then spinners at dark.  There were some March Browns on the WB yesterday but I didn’t see any fish recognize them as food yet.  The EB and MS are better options for the big bugs but that should change over the next few days as the hatch grows and fish begin to realize there’s a big meal floating by.

Dave with a great WB brown.  Photo by Steve Shen

Dave with a great WB brown. Photo by Steve Shen

Beth with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Beth with a nice fish 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 1,180 cfs @ 58º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,380 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 714 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,600 cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,210 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 662 cfs @ N/A

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