Delaware River Report / Conditions September 30, 2013

Sep 30, 2013 Comments Off by

What a difference a day can make (at least on the West Branch!). The higher flows were as hock to the system early on, but the fish have certainly adapted. The Browns were highly aggressive for the majority of the day on streamers and wet flies, and the late afternoon turned into some great dry fly fishing, with the trout up and after the psuedos, cahills, hebes, and isos that were coming off. Much to my delight, Bob had great luck just throwing the cheeseburger (Iso) last night – convincing fish that were obviously sipping the psuedos to come and eat the big flies instead. Today, we’ve got a bit more cloud cover predicted, which can only help both the streamer fishing as well as olives popping more throughout the day. The release has also been bumped up to 950 cfs, which should not make too much of a difference in where the fish are hanging out. Time to put in the boat!

Self Explanatory.

Self Explanatory.

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 976 cfs @ 51º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,090 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 185 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 383 cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,480 cfs @ 56º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 134 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 82.6% – 950 CFS release


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