Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2013

Oct 16, 2013 Comments Off by

The Upper West Branch is now closed, and based on how it fished yesterday, it is not as sad as one would think. The increased water shocked the fish a bit, and they were slow to take, and slow to move, no matter what you were doing. The Main Stem however, fished pretty darn well. The dry fly fishing was spotty but there, and those who did swing nymphs and throw streamers saw some very active fish. Today we’ve got similar weather, and another baby bump in the flows from Cannonsville, but a few more thick clouds predicted, which will hopefully make the bugs a bit happier than yesterday, and get the fish off their lazy fins.

Brown with SLG

Feed ‘em a streamer! Photo: 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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 529 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 687 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 367 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,120 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 140 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 75.2% – 530 CFS release


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