Delaware River Report / Conditions October 13, 2013

Oct 13, 2013 Comments Off by

My disdain for weathermen hit an all-time high yesterday. Or perhaps they have just changed the meaning of “mostly cloudy and calm” to “bright, beautiful cloudless skies with stiff breezes at times,” as that was what happened with the weather yesterday. Despite this, there was some insect activity during the bright part of the day, and there were some fish active on nymphs on the Main Stem and lower West. Definitely not the banner day we were looking for, that much is for sure. Today’s forecast is at least ambiguous, with the mysterious “Sun and Clouds” being the witchdoctors’ call. Our flow has been increased by a teaspoon to 314 CFS, which will hopefully continue to go up as Montague drops (they need to maintain 1,750 cfs down there). Otherwise, I just plan to wait and see what happens today. Regardless of the weather, at some point we will see our little winged friends show up, and hopefully the fish as well.

A nice, healthy, West Branch Rainbow. Photo Courtesy of Bruce Miller

A nice, healthy, West Branch Rainbow. Photo Courtesy of Bruce Miller

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 313 cfs @ 52º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 439 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 404 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 905 cfs @ 56º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 156 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 76.3% – 314 CFS release

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