Delaware River Report / Conditions May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014 Comments Off by

The #16 Hendricksons continued on the WB yesterday offering some decent fishing, especially in the evening.  The EB and MS turned on in the evening and most of the fish were not picky.  A #14 -16 Rusty Spinner worked well.  The thunderstorms never developed here and we received just a small sprinkle in the afternoon so the rivers continue to drop to wadeable levels.  Stilesville is now under 1000 cfs and the Beaverkill / Willowemoc look great.  The March Brown / Gray Fox continue to hatch and it won’t be long before the fish recognize the big bugs as food.

Dave with an East Branch brown.  Photo by Jordan Davenport

Dave with an East Branch brown. Photo by Jordan Davenport

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 962 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,110 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 654 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,390 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,870 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 539 cfs @ N/A

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