Delaware River Report / Conditions May 27, 2012

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It was definitely a different story Sunday versus Saturday, that is for sure. With the winds being much more intense, and bright sun throughout the day, the fish were not exactly motivate to feed on the surface. There was still a ton of insect activity, with plenty of sulphurs coming off –  both dorthea and invaria, as well as some Coffin Flies (Green Drake spinners) flying over the water in places. Green Drake duns were also popping here at there, along with March Browns and Grey Fox. Today, we are looking at temps in the 70s with (thankfully) less wind, and supposedly some decent cloud cover. With the sheer number of insects hatching over the last few days, this could mean some excellent spinner falls in our future!

Sam holds a fantastic East Branch Brown caught Saturday. Photo: Bob Lewis

What’s Hatching:

Ephemera guttulata – Green Drakes – #8-2XL

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

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerellainvaria- Sulphurs – #14

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 227 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 351 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 390 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs @ 49º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,590 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 997 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.2% – 225 CFS release

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