Delaware River Report / Conditions September 21, 2013

Sep 21, 2013 Comments Off by

More summertime fun out on the water Friday, with bright, HOT sun, and temps into the 80s (if you weren’t in the shade!). Many of the bugs could care less, and were hatching during the day – including some smaller olives. The fish on the other hand, were not that impressed with the hatching, and laid fairly low until the sun started to drop in the afternoon, when they started paying attention, and fed well on the Lower West, and in places on the Main Stem. Big changes are afoot today insofar as weather is concerned, with rain predicted throughout the day, as well as some pretty windy conditions at times as this warm front moves out of the area. Sounds prime for Olives, but I would fully expect to see Isos and Stenos kicking around as well, river-wide.

Steno..... mmmmmm yummy! Photo: Bart Larmouth

Steno….. mmmmmm yummy! Photo: Bart Larmouth

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 & #18 – starting to wane

Epeorus vitreus – PED / Pink Lady – #14

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

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Heptagenia hebe - Olive Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 366 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 485 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 226 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 563 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,220 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 201 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 85.2% – 375 CFS release

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