Delaware River Report / Conditions September 23, 2014

Sep 23, 2014 Comments Off by

Last night was definitely the coldest yet this season with temperatures dropping into the high 30’s.  We should hit close to 70 today with the warming trend coming but it definitely feels like Fall in the Catskills.  The hatching remains the same with lots of olives mixes with a few Isonychias and Cahills.  There have been some charcoal caddis #16 -18 on the water too.  The sun is already hitting the water this morning so nymphing is the best option until the bugs begin to pop off mid afternoon.  The colder nights have been cutting the hatches off earlier around 6 PM and the spinners have been falling  mixed with the duns mid afternoon rather than at dark. The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 50 degrees this morning.

Photo by Jim Swift

Photo by Jim Swift

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 1,180 cfs @ 50º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,180 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 101 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 191 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 63 cfs @ N/A

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