Delaware River Report / Conditions September 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday was cool with more sun but the olives still hatched in the afternoon bringing fish to the surface.  There were some dark caddis, Isonychias and Cahill type mayflies on the water but the fish seemed keyed on the olives.  The shaded sections of the river fished well early plus a few fish were still chasing streamers in the higher flows on the West Branch.  Accuweather is calling for cooler air temps and sun today so it should fish the same as yesterday.  Tomorrow looks great with some rain moving in overnight.  The West Branch temperature under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 49 degrees this morning.

 

Joel with a healthy brown with a belly.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Joel with a healthy brown with a belly. 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 1,190 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,210 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 273 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,600 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 86 cfs @ N/A

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