Delaware River Report / Conditions September 4, 2013

Sep 04, 2013 Comments Off by

The river definitely cleared up yesterday as we thought, starting upstream and working down. Cloud cover throughout the day did produce some good hatches in various spots throughout the river, albeit spotty insofar as timing went. The evening saw the wind come up a little bit, which pushed some of the smaller olives off the water early, but there were flushes of stenos and isos to keep the trout at least looking up. Today the water temps are starting much cooler thanks to our cold overnight, but we are expected to get up into the high 70s today – our warmest day of the week, with the witchdoctors calling for “sunny and pleasant” – not the best for daytime fishing, but there should be some trico activity this  morning, and I would fully expect some very nice hatching in the evening as well.

Nice Summer Brown. Photo by: Tom Noble

They’re still hungry! Nice Summer Brown. Photo by: Tom Noble

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 810 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 617 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,430 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 690 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 84.4% – 475 CFS release


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