Delaware River Report / Conditions September 12, 2013

Sep 12, 2013 Comments Off by

Talk about stormy weather! We had some serious thunderstorms roll through starting yesterday afternoon, and not letting up until well into the night. There was a bit more of a sound and light show than torrential downpours, but we definitely did get a good chunk of rain, which bumped up the West, which has already dropped back down again, with very little color in the river by the club at this point. Those that braved the storms (huddling on shore during the lightning) saw very active fish, as well as great hatches of Olives, sulphurs, and Isos. Unfortunately the safe times were few and far between. Today, they are calling for more thunderstorms and severe weather as the day progresses. As per usual, I am skeptical about how bad it will get, but regardless, be prepared out there, and don’t wave a big graphite lightning rod in the middle of the river whilst the sky is flashing!

The fall colors are getting better! Photo: Bob Lewis

The fall colors are getting better! Photo: Bob Lewis

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 471 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 709 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 420 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,380 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 492 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.5% – 470 CFS release


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