Delaware River Report / Conditions September 15, 2013

Sep 15, 2013 Comments Off by

It has been awhile since the weathermen were as off as they were about yesterday. The day started off cold and overcast, and it stayed that way for the duration, so I guess we can’t complain! There certainly was a breeze in the afternoon that would shut the hatching down a bit, but overall it was a pretty decent day. The streamer bite was on in the morning, and the olives came out strong throughout the rest of the afternoon, on into evening. This morning we are starting off very cold (38F), but we are supposed to reach up into the low 70s before all is said and done. There will still be some decent cloud cover to keep our olives happy, and the sun will warm up the water a bit as well, getting those fish nice, active, and happy a bit earlier today. Watch for hebes and small stenos as well – they made a brief appearance yesterday and we’ll likely see more as the month progresses.

Lucky for the fish, scientists say Cornutas still exist, just with a different name. Photo: Jeff White

We have been seeing some olives that could be  the younger brother of this guy – the Cornuta. Similar colors, just a bit smaller! Photo: Jeff White

What’s Hatching:

Epeorus vitreus – PED / Pink Lady – #14 – Sporadic

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL, #12

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Ephemerella lata - Dark BWO – #18

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Heptagenia hebe - Olive Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 471 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 687 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 314 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,090 cfs @ 53º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,940 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 362 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.7% – 470 CFS release


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