Delaware River Report / Conditions May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013 Comments Off by

Plenty of bugs out on the water yesterday at times, but the fish were not as crazy about eating them as you would expect. Maybe they were full after the last few days? Regardless, there were some nice fish taken, and some very cool hatches seen, including a full-fledged Iso hatch on the West Branch. Warmer weather and thunderstorms today could affect what has been happening, as well as the fact that both Cannonsville and Pepacton are currently spilling over warmer water. This will also likely flush some of the “green stuff” from up by Deposit on to us here downstream. With significant cloud cover however, we could also see some of our first real heavy spinner falls resultant from last week’s epic hatching.

Ken Gates shows off a fish that has definitely been eating well as of late! Photo: Bruce Miller

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 377 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 580 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 900 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,120 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 991 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100% – 204 CFS release

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