Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2014

Sep 16, 2014 Comments Off by

The olives are still going in the evenings with some Isonychias and Cahills.  The hatching should be decent today if the light rain and clouds stick around through the afternoon.  So far the precipitation has been light and hasn’t changed the rivers too much.  Shame since the Beaverkill and East Branch could use some additional water for the Fall.   The clarity is decent on the lower West Branch and definitely fishable.  We should clear up a bit during the day and have a nice afternoon in the mid 60’s.  The current release from Cannonsville is 1,177 cfs until further notice.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 51 degrees this morning.  It’s beginning to feel like Fall with cool nights and mild days.

 

Ted with a great Mainstem brown trout

Ted with a great Mainstem brown trout

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 – 14 -Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,220 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,260 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 264 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,610 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs @ N/A

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