Delaware River Report / Conditions October 7, 2013

Oct 07, 2013 Comments Off by

While not gangbusters, yesterday was a marked improvement over Saturday, that much is for sure! There were bugs and rising fish sporadically throughout the day, but they were not uber-picky, and definitely could be caught. The big news of the morning is NYC DEP’s lovely move of dropping us from a 1010 cfs release down to a 244 cfs – WITHOUT stepping/ramping it down. Let’s just hope that the Browns had not started to make redds yet, and that not too many bugs moved to shore to hatch in the last week or so. This yo-yoing is the one of worst thing that they can do to the river, and who knows how the fishing will be affected today. We do have heavy rain in the forecast, and the ground is fairly saturated, so let’s hope that we get plastered, and get the flows back up again quickly.

Not that we will be streamer fishing again anytime soon, but here is a crazy photo that shows away to catch a caddis - still in the case! Photo: Bart Larmouth

Not that we will be streamer fishing again anytime soon, but here is a crazy photo that shows a way to catch a caddis – still in the case! Photo: Bart Larmouth

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 250 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 415 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 404 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,670 cfs @ 60º (dropping)
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 146 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 77.9% – 240 CFS release

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