Delaware River Report / Conditions September 12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014 Comments Off by

The light rain and overcast conditions were great for the mayflies yesterday but the wind put a damper on the rising activity.  There were decent numbers of olives mixed with a few Isonychias and Summer Stenos but you had to hunt and be patient to find fish rising.  The fish were chasing streamers with some of them eating them and others just flashing.  all in all not a bad day for early September.  We’re coming off a cool night and the water temperatures have dropped a few degrees throughout the system.  We are looking at some clouds coming through today and a light storm  coming in overnight giving us a few sporadic showers over the weekend.  The release from Cannonsville is 989 cfs until further notice.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is a cool 52 degrees this morning.

 

Frank on the West Branch yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Frank on the West Branch yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:

Olive/Sulphurs #18 -20 H. hebe

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 1,060 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 258 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,460 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 80 cfs @ N/A

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