Delaware River Report / Conditions May 7, 2014

May 07, 2014 Comments Off by

The wind was with us again yesterday.  We had hatches of Blue Quills and Hendricksons on most of the system but the risers were tough to find during the wind gusts.  Fish were eating in the protected areas through the afternoon.  Nymphing drop offs was very productive.  Most of the activity shut down as the sun set and the temperatures dropped.  Today looks like a beautiful day with temps in the 60s, sun, and winds actually under 6 mph.  Cannonsville is now 100% capacity.

Release  photo by Bob Lewis

Release photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:

Light Hendrickson #12 – E. subvaria

Dark Hendrickson #14 – E. Subvaria

Blue Quill #16 – Paralep sp.

Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

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 407 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 512 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,350 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 616 cfs @ N/A

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