Delaware River Report / Conditions September 24, 2013

Sep 24, 2013 Comments Off by

60 degrees yesterday? The weathermen need to check the mercury in their thermometers. The wind blew steadily downstream yesterday, and it definitely made for a bitter, biting day on the water. As the afternoon progressed the bugs did come out to play – especially the Pseudos which hatched en masse for the majority of the afternoon. The fish on the other hand were having a hard time seeing these critters as the wind was futzing up the surface tension. The Isos they saw were definitely gobbled, but the rises were definitely sporadic and slow, unfortunately. The fish never seemed to get as active as they should have been with the number of bugs on the water. Today, they are calling for a much warmer day, with hopefully a whole lot less wind than yesterday!

Brian Pocrass fights a nice Main Stem Brown as Bruce Miller readies the net. Photo: Frank Howard

Brian Pocrass fights a nice Main Stem Brown as Bruce Miller readies the net. Photo: Frank Howard

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 372 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 209 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 516 cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs @ 53º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 187 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 85.2% – 375 CFS release

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