Delaware River Report / Conditions September 1, 2013

Sep 01, 2013 Comments Off by

Apologies on the delay this morning – rural internet connections are always fun.

When Mother Nature decides to put on a light show, she sure means business! We had some serious thunderstorms roll in throughout the late afternoon and into dark that many were wise enough to hide from. There were breaks in the weather that allowed you to get back in the water, but unfortunately there was not a ton of activity during all those crazy pressure changes. Those heathens….I mean fishermen throwing nymphs actually did quite well, as the fish seemed very eager to feed, but the bugs did not cooperate. That being said, those in certain areas were able to see an amazing sight – HUGE clouds of Iso spinners, going up 50+ feet into the sky. The picture below hopefully does it some justice. Unfortunately, they were blown back off the water before they could have a chance to fall. Today, we’ve got high water as a result of the rain, and quite a bit of color as well. It is definitely not as bad as early in the week, but it will take a little bit to clear throughout the day. The weathermen were completely off yesterday insofar as amount of precipitation / storm prediction goes, but what is new there. Today they claim we will be warm, with little wind and the “possibility” of afternoon t-storms. Basically the same call as yesterday. That being said, if they are correct, we could certainly see some decent action throughout the day in the cloud cover, and as the river clears up.


Those are Iso Spinners. What a beautiful sight! Photo: Bart Larmouth

Those are Iso Spinners. What a beautiful sight! Photo: Bart Larmouth

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 & #18 – starting to wane

Epeorus vitreus – PED / Pink Lady – #14

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL, #12

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Heptagenia hebe - Olive Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,170 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 767 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,980 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 305 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 82.5% – 500 CFS release


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