Delaware River Report / Conditions May 4, 2014

May 04, 2014 Comments Off by

Blue Quills and Hendricksons were the flies of choice yesterday.  We also had some black caddis and a few stoneflies in the mix.  The insects and rising activity has been increasing over the last few days and it finally feels like spring.  We are still dealing with cold nights so it’s taking longer for the water temps to rise during the day making the hatching a little later than “normal”.  According to the weatherman we have some serious winds coming in today- lets hope he’s wrong.

Another West Branch brown.  Photo by Steve Shen

Another West Branch brown. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:

Light Hendrickson #12 – E. subvaria

Dark Hendrickson #14 – E. Subvaria

Blue Quill #16 – Paralep sp.

Quill Gordon #14 -Epeorus pluralis

Little Black Caddis #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniadae sp.

Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 Taeniopteryx sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 712 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 333 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs @ 48º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,220 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 888 cfs @ N/A

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