Delaware River Report / Conditions October 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013 Comments Off by

What a beautiful day we had here yesterday…..if you’re anyone other than a fisherman! Bright, warm sun made for fantastic foliage viewing, but definitely depressed the bugs and fish until it started to head behind the hills. Very little was happening on the Main and East, but good flurries of hatches were seen on the West Branch, primarily pseudos, but with some stenos and the occasional iso thrown in for good measure. Today we again have the ambiguous forecast of “clouds and sun,” albeit with slightly cooler temps, in the mid-60s. IF those clouds do materialize, and with the bump in flow from Cannonsville, we could be seeing a productive day.

A newly-molted Steno spinner with its shuck. Photo by: Jeff White

A newly-molted Steno spinner with its shuck. Go out and get the fish working! 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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 456 cfs @ 52º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 601 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 387 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 964 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 149 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 76.3% – 478 CFS release


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