Delaware River Report / Conditions September 3, 2013

Sep 03, 2013 Comments Off by

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Now, take a look at that graph below – it could be the path for a new roller coaster, or it could just be the West Branch flow at Hale. Pretty crazy huh? We actually got quite a bit of rain last night, but it appears the majority hit the reservoir and the East Branch Basin (which is currently ripping). We are definitely up, but are by no means blown out this morning (at least across the street). The river is already beginning to fall, so we will likely have a good day here today, especially if the cloud cover persists. The fish have finally realized that the small olives are actually food, and as such those fishing BWO emerger patterns have been doing pretty well. There are still ants about, and the Isos have not taken a break yet either. We have a little more rain in the forecast today, but it doesn’t look like it will affect the flow / river color – just make the olives happy!

Jeff Biller took advantage of some night time action this weekend! Photo: Dave Price

Jeff Biller took advantage of some night time action this weekend! Photo: Dave Price

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 471 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,430 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,070 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,150 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,600 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 82.5% – 475 CFS release


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