Delaware River Report / Conditions September 1, 2019

Sep 01, 2019 Comments Off by

September 1st and it’s 49 degrees this morning.  Sections of the river fished well last night with olives and isonychias.  It took a while to get going but we did find some nicer fish rising plus all of the small ones we’ve been seeing.  Today looks good if Wunderground is correct.  We’ll see partly a partly cloudy sky give way to clouds in the afternoon.  The high will hit 73 degrees with wind 5 -1 0 from the south.  There is a 20% chance of rian but only .13″ if it even happens.  Blind casting isos would be a good move until the olives hatch. The weeds in the water from the release bump the other day made nymphing tough in spots but it filtered out enough to make it possible.  The release from Cannonsville has been cut back a bit to 500 cfs.

 

 

Dave finishing out August nicely.  Photo by Beth Zmijewski

Dave finishing out August nicely. Photo by Beth Zmijewski

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake
 – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Trico – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Golden Drake – #10-2xl – Potamanthus sp.
Great Brown Stonefly – #6-2xl – 10-2xl – Pene capita
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 485 cfs 51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 179 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 216 cfs 62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 99 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 56 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 69.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.6%

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