Delaware River Report / Conditions October 4, 2014

Oct 04, 2014 Comments Off by

We woke to the sound of steady rain this morning.  It’s been a long time.  Accuweather is calling for cooler temps and around a 1/2″ of rain today.  I would expect most of the rain to soak into the ground and it appears that they are dropping the release on the West Branch assuming the rain will help satisfy the downriver flow targets.  According to the 7 AM recording the release from Cannonsville is 591 cfs this morning.  The flow at Stilesville is 577 cfs so who really knows for sure. The water temps remain decent with 55 degrees on the West Branch under the 191 Bridge. They are calling for a decent amount of wind.  If the forecast is correct look for protected areas- besides the wind this looks like a great fishing day.   Yesterday was mostly a blue winged olive day with some dark caddis in the evening.

 

Ken with an awesome brown.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Ken with an awesome brown. Photo by Bob Lewis

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 577 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 810 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 101 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 175 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,070 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 56 cfs @ N/A

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