Delaware River Report / Conditions September 18, 2017

Sep 18, 2017 Comments Off by

The afternoon storms never really appeared so we had sunshine until a few clouds rolled in around 7 pm.  It felt like summer out there by late afternoon.  There were sporadic fish working but the most of the action happened after the dun dropped behind the hills.  White flies, olives, plus the normal cahills / stenos, and heptagenia.  Add in the oddball flying ant and you were covered.  The best action was underneath nymphing small patterns or swinging small wet flies in the riffles.  Despite the conditions some nice fish were landed so stick with it and be patient.  Today will be very similar with cooler air temperatures.

 

Theo and Clem with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Theo and Clem with a nice rainbow yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Chris with a nice brown over the weekend.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Chris with a nice brown over the weekend. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer Sulphurs, Stenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

 

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 293 cfs
49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 359 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 358 cfs
64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 853 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 158 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 300 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 122 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 75.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 84.9%

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