Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 Comments Off by

The wind made fishing extremely tough yesterday.  Once the cold front started pushing in the gusts increased and the air temperature dropped.  We even had a brief mid-morning five minute snow storm.  Despite all of that there were still some pseudos on the water but nymphing was definitely more productive and the way to go.  We had our first frost this morning but temperatures are climbing now and we are on a warming trend over the next few days.  We should have some rain moving in but so far it looks like the largest part of the storm will go north of us.  The predicted winds seem manageable today with gusts to 9 mph. Last nights cold air temps have dropped the water temps so things should start a little slower today until we warm up.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 47 degrees this morning.  The entire system is wadeable and the flows continue to drop slowly.

Congratulations to John on his first Delaware fish!  Photo by Bob Lewis

Congratulations to John on his first Delaware fish! Photo by Bob Lewis

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

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 171 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 412 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 140 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,160 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 132 cfs @ N/A

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