Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013 Comments Off by

It was a great day out on the river yesterday! Aside from a lull right around lunchtime, there were bugs and fish pretty much throughout the day. It started with good streamer action, turned into nice trico hatches (depending on where you were), and finished with olives and stenos throughout the day and into the evening. Today is a BWO enthusiast’s dream – overcast skies, spitting mist and light rain all day with very little wind to speak of. Temps are slated to be in the mid-60s, and we are starting off in the mid-50s, so it definitely feels a whole lot more comfortable this morning than it did yesterday. The tricos will likely start a bit earlier (10AM or so) with this warmer start, so drink that coffee, and head on out there!

Almost to scale (kidding) - size 8-2XL caddis - Platycentropis radius. Photo by: Jeff White

Almost to scale (kidding) – size 8-2XL caddis – Platycentropis radius. While there are plenty of these “October Caddis” kicking around, the fish typically aren’t as interested in them as they are on other streams. Photo by: 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 @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 295 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 940 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,760 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 319 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.7% – 470 CFS release


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