Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2013

Oct 28, 2013 Comments Off by

Sunday was definitely a much calmer, sunnier day overall, and the fish did respond in the mid-day hours to flushes of Isos and Pseudos taking advantage of the warmest part of the day. The West fished a bit more than the Main, and the fish were super-spooky over on the East and Beaverkill, which is no surprised based on the low flows that direction. We still have higher water on the West thanks to directed flows keeping Montague as high as it needs to be, which makes it perfect for both wading and floating. We’ve got similar days for the rest of the week, so hopefully the pattern will continue, giving everyone a chance to sleep in if they choose, without missing the majority of the action!

Pat Giordano made a return to the river after a few months off - obviously he's forgotten to TILT the the fish when having a picture taken! Nice Brown Pat! Photo: Michael Johnson

Pat Giordano with a nice October Brown! Photo: Michael Johnson

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 609 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 761 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 143 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 326 cfs @ 43º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs @ 47º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 141 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 70.5% – 600 CFS release

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