Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2013

Oct 24, 2013 Comments Off by

Well Fall finally reared its ugly head yesterday, with cold temps, a good frost, and spotty rain throughout the day. The reports I received spoke of cold-ass weather, but not too many fish. I think they decided that this sudden summer-to-winter transition wasn’t cool either. Today we’re expecting a little more of the same, sans rain. NYC is also yo-yo-ing the flows to meet the Montague release, which could likely have an adverse effect on the fishing as well. Regardless, you can’t win if you don’t play, so if you have a chance to head out today, definitely take advantage – our browns are definitely randy and upset, so any streamer or nymph coming their way will likely elicit a response.

Nothing nicer than a fish that fills the net! Photo: Bruce Miller

Nothing nicer than a fish that fills the net! Photo: Bruce Miller

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 567 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 785 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs @ 47º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 152 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 71.8% – 575 CFS release


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