Delaware River Report / Conditions September 23, 2013

Sep 23, 2013 Comments Off by

What a difference a day can make. Sunday was a 180 degrees change from Saturday, literally in the case of the wind! There were bugs and fish active throughout the day, especially the times when the wind quieted down. Folks were seeing good numbers of fish on the West and Main, pretty much from Hale Eddy all the way to Buckingham and a bit beyond. It was a good mix of bugs, with huge numbers of Pseudos going untouched, but the Isos, big stenos, and white flies certainly made up for it! Today we have another shift in weather, this time to bright sun. We’ll still have some wind out there, but the temps are supposed to stay in the low 60s, which will hopefully mean the bug activity continues, possibly with some Trico action thrown in for good measure. Otherwise, it will likely be an evening game when the sun starts to drop behind the mountains. The cold nights is also starting to bring out the colors in the trees, so if nothing else, things are going to get beautiful around here in a hurry!

Our other kind of favorite fall colors! Photo: Steve Shen

Our other kind of favorite fall colors! Photo: Steve Shen

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 366 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 507 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 597 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs @ 56º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 221 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 85.2% – 375 CFS release


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