Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2013

Oct 27, 2013 Comments Off by

I couldn’t hear the reports over all the wind out on the water yesterday. With cold temps, the 20+ gusts definitely made for a brutal, chilly day, with just sporadic insect activity to boot. Those throwing streamers fared better, but not much, as if the fish decided to hide from the wind as well. Today we are looking at much more reasonable weather wind-wise, and with partly cloudy skies we should see a return of the bugs and the fish up and eating them. We’ll still be in the low 50s temp wise, so be sure to pack a fleece or two!

This is the monster the Pickerel took - shown here for size. Another Jeff White creation. Photo: Jeff White

Sometimes, as Lefty Kreh says:, “if it ain’t chartreuse, it ain’t no use!” Another Jeff White creation. Photo: 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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 688 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 841 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 143 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 341 cfs @ 43º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 146 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 70.5% – 693 CFS release

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