Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2013

Oct 17, 2013 Comments Off by

A mixed bag out there yesterday, with the West seeing plenty of active fish subsurface with little bug activity, and the Main having the opposite! The fishing did pick up as the day progressed, and active feeders were found on the Main from Stockport down on both Stenos and Pseudos. The fish on the West had streamers on the mind, but were also happy to take a well-drifted nymph. Today, we’re back almost to 70 degrees, but with moderate to heavy clouds predicted. If it stays that way, the pseudos should be out in force on the West Branch as well, and the Main should continue to produce as well.

A bow that almost has that steelhead look to it! Photo: Jeff White

While some are colored up, plenty of our ‘bows almost have that steelhead look! Photo: Jeff White

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 609 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 773 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 367 cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,160 cfs @ 56º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 74.7% – 615 CFS release


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