Delaware River Report / Conditions October 11, 2013

Oct 11, 2013 Comments Off by

Sometimes, the fish are just bastards. With cloudy, misty skies and nice cooler temps, we actually had what we hoped for yesterday afternoon – bugs! Good numbers of Psuedos, Hebes, and even a decent flush or two of Isos came down the pipe. The fish were rising from about 3 o’clock on, but I am still trying to find someone who figured out what the heck they were eating. Early on, a few would take Iso duns or emergers, but that quickly ceased, and the mystery rises began. Pseudos going untouched, then an immediate sub-surface rise right afterwards. Emergers, wets, spinners – the didn’t want any of it. Sometimes I guess the river just needs to take you to school. We are expecting a similar day today, but with warmer temps predicted. I would predict we’ll see some of the same action timing-wise – let’s just hope the fish decide they want to cooperate a bit more!

A few of these were actually hatching as well, but the fish ignored them too. Photo by: Jeff White

A few of these were actually hatching as well, but the fish ignored them too. Photo by: Jeff White

What’s Hatching:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL, #12

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerella lata – Dark BWO – #18

Heptagenia hebe - Olive Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 232 cfs @ 51º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 370 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 453 cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 994 cfs @ 53º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 182 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 76.4% – 227 CFS release

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