Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday ended up being as pleasant as predicted.  Once the sun came out everything warmed up and it was a great day to be on the water.  There were some olives hatching and a welcomed but unexpected brief hatch of Isonychias.  The fish were eating but in late fall it seems your best bet is usually to move around until you see active fish.  Today’s weather prediction looks incredible with air temps around 70 degrees and light winds.  Today is likely the warmest day we will see until Spring.  Definitely take advantage of it if you have the opportunity.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 49 degrees this morning.

Frank found a little brown eating on top.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Frank found a little brown eating on top yesterday. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:

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 359 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 511 cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 211 cfs @ N/A

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