Delaware River Report / Conditions October 18, 2014

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The rivers have receded dramatically since the rain leaving all of the system is wadeable and floatable this morning.  The West Branch flow is lower than we’ve seen in quite a while which is great news for the waders.  The lower flow should also make the fish more apt to rise to the smaller olives.  The rivers fished well yesterday once the wind died down in the afternoon.  We did find fish earlier in wind protected spots too.  Today looks like another decent olive day with clouds and a 40% chance of a light shower mid-day.  The rivers should continue to drop throughout the day offering even more opportunities for wading this week.  The olive hatch continues and we are still seeing a few Isonychias on the water just to keep things interesting.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 56 degrees this morning.

This turned out to be a beautiful Fall to fish

This turned out to be a beautiful Fall to fish

 

Hatching:

Olive/Sulphurs #18 -20 H. hebe

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 171 cfs @ 58º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 606 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 608 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,020 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 226 cfs @ N/A

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