Delaware River Report / Conditions October 6, 2013

Oct 06, 2013 Comments Off by

Every time you have a tough day on the river, there is always a saving grace – when everyone else does as well. This was definitely the case yesterday. Despite “perfect” weather conditions for dry fly fishing, there was very little surface action at all, despite times of HEAVY clouds of pseudo spinners taking up the air – so much that you needed to keep your mouth closed at times. Folks on the West definitely moved fish on streamers, and some limited activity on nymphs, but overall quite a slow day. Today could be a game changer, with even more cloud cover than yesterday (the sun popped out way more than was predicted), as well as scattered rain and thunderstorms, these low pressure systems will hopefully get the fish and bugs up and moving!

Chris Anderson with another colored up Brown! Photo: Bob Lewis

Chris Anderson with another colored up Brown! Photo: Bob Lewis

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,030 cfs @ 53º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,170 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 188 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 387 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,670 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 77.9% – 1,010 CFS release


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