Delaware River Report / Conditions October 2, 2013

Oct 02, 2013 Comments Off by

While an absolutely stunning fall day yesterday, it was definitely better for looking at the changing foliage than the fishing. Bugs were slow to come throughout the day, and there was just a little baby flush at night, nothing really to write home about. Those swinging streamers had decent actions on pre-spawn browns, but otherwise it was pretty quiet overall. Today we are expecting more cloud cover, and similar temperatures to yesterday, with the only main variable is a drop in flow – down from a 1,050 release to 812. This is not a drastic swing, but it could definitely affect the fish further. The good news is there is only one way to find out what is going on – get out there and fish!

Dave Price with a BIG West Branch 'Bow. Photo: Bob Lewis

Dave Price with a BIG West Branch ‘Bow. Photo: Bob Lewis

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 836 cfs @ 51º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 931 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 364 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,650 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 125 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 80.0% – 812 CFS release


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