Delaware River Report / Conditions October 15, 2013

Oct 15, 2013 Comments Off by

While the cloud cover certainly materialized, it did not bring about the kind of fishing we hoped for yesterday, at least on the West Branch. There were smatterings of bugs, but no truly great hatches, and even the sub-surface bite was off as well – all likely a result of the flows being pumped up, which happened again last night, albeit by a tiny amount. Hopefully it will remain steady at that level, and the fish/bugs are not too disturbed by it. We have another cooler, cloudier day forecast that should encourage all off our winged and finned aquatic friends  to play nice today! Also, today is the last day of the season to fish from Deposit down to Monument Pool – it closes tomorrow! All the border waters from there downstream, as well as the Lower East Branch will remain open, leaving us plenty of water to stalk!

A colorful WB Brown caught by Chris Fielding. Photo by: George Fielding

A colorful WB Brown caught by Chris Fielding. They are all getting to look like this! Photo by: George Fielding

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 486 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 379 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 144 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 76.3% – 501 CFS release

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