Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013 Comments Off by

There is definitely a chill in the air, and the bugs felt it as well. With the colder air temps, our hatching yesterday was limited to about 3 hours – from 2 to 5, the warmest part of the day. That being said, I had a few people telling me it was good streamer / nymph day, as the water temps in the West were still in the mid to high 50s. Today is forecast to be a whole  bunch like yesterday, except with the possibility of some actual rainfall. The flows have been fairly steady in the West, so we should see similar activity (both bug and fish) throughout the day, but if you’re looking for dry fly action, I would take a nap, and wait until the afternoon.

An attempt to show the width of this fish - my hand is 4.5" from that thumb to heel. Photo by: Jeff White

Now THAT is wide brown! Photo by: 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 688 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 779 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 145 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 344 cfs @ 43º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,140 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 148 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 71.2% – 693 CFS release


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