Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2013

Oct 05, 2013 Comments Off by

What a difference a little cloud cover and precipitation can make! The fish were definitely more active yesterday, and sections of the West and Main had very good hatches later in the afternoon. The only downer was the wicked thunderstorm that rolled through the area right around that time, forcing many to get off the river. We had more ground strikes than I have seen in a long time, including a car right in front of the club (everyone was fine)! A good time to lean on the old adage, “discretion is the better part of valor.” Today we are looking at clouds pretty much throughout the day, very little wind, and a chance of some showers here and there, no thunderstorms predicted fortunately. This should allow those who are heading out to take full advantage of the bugs that should come with a day like this!

Mark Sheivachman with a NICE main stem brown taken yesterday before the thunder. Photo: Bruce Miller

Mark Sheivachman with a NICE main stem brown taken yesterday before the thunder. Photo: Bruce Miller

What’s Hatching:

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 910 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 356 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,500 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 118 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 77.9% – 905 CFS release

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