Delaware River Report / Conditions September 27, 2013

Sep 27, 2013 Comments Off by

Well, it definitely did not turn out as planned yesterday. The fish were hunkered down for much of the day, ignoring streamers and nymphs for whatever reason, but turned on briefly during the evening. “Briefly” is a euphemism for about 20 minutes right before dark. Certainly a tough day, as we did not get the active behavior we were expecting from the fish, but I guess that’s why we call it fishing! Today, we’re looking at a slightly cloudier day (excellent), with temps in the mid-70s. I would postulate that we will see more dry fly and sub-surface action today than yesterday due to the break from the sun, but if all my predictions came true, I would have been the guy with the $400M Powerball ticket last week!

Bart holds a very toothy, true Von-Behr brown - super blue with orange spots just on the tail (not visible). Killer photo by: Bob Lewis

Even the Von-Behr browns are getting colored up!  This guy was dang near blue with orange spots just on the tail (not visible). Killer photo by: Bob Lewis

What’s Hatching:

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

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerella lata – Dark BWO – #18

Heptagenia hebe - Olive Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 441 cfs @ 51º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 552 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 430 cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,070 cfs @ 576º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 152 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 83.1% – 447 CFS release

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