Delaware River Report / Conditions May 7, 2013

May 07, 2013 Comments Off by

Definitely a bit tougher out there yesterday. With bright sun and falling waters, the fish were not very keen to rise during the heat of the day, and the bugs were not inclined to pop out of the water just to get baked. However, the evening ended up being decent (read: not great) with some flushes of caddis as well as a small spinner fall in places. Today, we’re looking at cloudier weather (we have them for the first time in what feels like weeks) that should definitely help the daytime hatching. Tomorrow rain is predicted – let’s hope it’s a ton since they dropped our water level down to a 175 cfs release from Cannonsville.

THIS is what a 25″ fish looks like. This MONSTER Brown took a “secret” dry at a “secret” location (insert sarcasm here). Good friend of the shop Les Hughes is the lucky angler, and it holding it without extended hero pose arms. Well done! Photo: Lindsey Flexner

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Brachycentrus species – Apple Green Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Epeorus vitreus – PED, Pink Lady – #14 – Getting Started

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Waning, spinners still around

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 194 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 271 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 448 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,070 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 300 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.6% – 175 CFS release


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