Delaware River Report / Conditions September 1, 2014

Sep 01, 2014 Comments Off by

So far most of the predicted rain has missed us.  They have dropped the release from Cannonsville to 600 cfs so we have settled in right around the level we’ve had most of the Summer.  On the graph it looks like they dropped us a little too much and then caught their mistake and raised the release.  Dry fly fishing was tough yesterday.  Early in the day the water was still rising, then it started falling towards evening.  The combination of light rain and humidity also blanketed most of the West Branch in dense fog or most of the day.  Nymphing turned out to be the best option. Pheasant tails and Copper Johns in #14 – 20 brought some nice fish to the net during the day.  There was lots of green algae floating on the upper West Branch so fishing nymphs and streamers is more productive on the lower river and Upper Mainstem.  The small olives are definitely the strongest hatch right now so keep and eye on the slower sections of pools and eddies for rising fish.  We should see a warmer day today with a few scattered storms that look light and brief on Accuweather.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 53 degrees this morning.

Light wind will make the fog roll in and out on humid days

Light wind will make the fog roll in and out on humid days

 

Hatching:

Sulphurs #16 -20 E. dorothea

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 – Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 609 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 681 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 295 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,380 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 87 cfs @ N/A

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