Delaware River Report / Conditions September 27, 2014

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Since the rain missed us this week they are continuing to use the release from Cannonsville to meet flow targets down stream.  The West Branch release is 1088 cfs until further notice.  Ideally we’d like to see the release split between Cannonsville and Pepacton but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards.  The Beaverkill and East Branch are both extremely low while the West Branch is a bit high- leaving the Mainstem in decent shape.  Cannonsville Reservoir is at 63.5% capacity and Pepacton Reservoir is at 76% capacity.  We had decent olive hatches last night with a few Isonychias and Cahills thrown in for geed measure.  The fish were on top in the afternoon until the sun dropped and the temperature dropped.  Most of the risers on the West Branch are being found in eddies and the slow tailouts of pools due to the flows.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 54 degrees this morning.

The rainbow head.  Photo by Bob Lewis

The rainbow head. Photo by Bob Lewis

 

Jeff with an intersting catch on the West Branch- photo by Bob Lewis

Jeff with an interesting catch on the West Branch- photo by Bob Lewis

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 1,130 cfs @ 51º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,050 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 99 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 171 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,190 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 54 cfs @ N/A

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