Delaware River Report / Conditions May 8, 2013

May 08, 2013 Comments Off by

The cloud cover definitely helped out there yesterday, as we did see some more hatching in the afternoon than previously. It was not quite gangbusters as the wind decided to ignore the weathermen and blow pretty decently throughout the day. The house had lots of Hendrickson spinners near the lights this morning, mirroring what happened out in Home Pool last evening. Today is the game changer – we already have clouds, and there are some thunderstorms predicted in the late afternoon. As usual, this can be one of those “river turns on or river turns off” moments. We’ll see what it does, but pray that it fills the feeder streams back up again!

Greg Yothers holds a great Main Stem fish from his float this last weekend. Photo: Kevan Smaracko

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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 194 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 268 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 421 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 284 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.4% – 175 CFS release

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