Delaware River Report / Conditions October 3, 2014

Oct 03, 2014 Comments Off by

Good news for wading fans of the West Branch- the release from Cannonsville has been reduced to 800 cfs “until further notice”- this should open up more wading opportunities and add a little more slow water where the fish will be willing to rise to small olives.  Hale Eddy is still dropping this morning bet should settle in to the mid 800 cfs range by the afternoon.  The hatching continues to be decent with a lot of olives and a few Isonychias thrown in for good measure.  We are also seeing a lot of caddis in the evening.  If you don’t see fish rising to them a pupa swung had been effective.  The temperature under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 55 degrees this morning.

 

George Scott sent us a picture of a nice rainbow landed this week

George Scott sent us a picture of a nice rainbow landed this week

Hatching:

Olive/Sulphurs #18 -20 H. hebe

Summer Stenos #12-16 various species

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #12 – 14 -Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 860 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 931 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 96 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 171 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 52 cfs @ N/A

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