Delaware River Report / Conditions September 13, 2013

Sep 13, 2013 Comments Off by

Happy Friday the 13th! I hope you aren’t a triskaidekaphobic! We certainly did get quite a bit of rain during the day and overnight, but the good news is that river levels (at least on the West) remained pretty steady – we’re up around 800, but with very little color in the river at all. There was  a good streamer bite on, with olives and some hebes thrown in for good measure. Today we’re looking at more scattered showers, which means nice, cloudy skies and (finally) cooler temperatures. The air pressure looks to be stable, which is always a good thing for hatching, which means we definitely should have good olive hatches, and maybe even a spinner fall or two, as well as Tricos early on. The 13th is a lucky day afterall, right?

Jim holds a nice, thick West Branch Brown he recently caught! Photo: Rich Buerman
Jim holds a nice, thick West Branch Brown he recently caught! Photo: Rich Buerman


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 478 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 828 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 407 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,660 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,290 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.5% – 470 CFS release


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