Delaware River Report / Conditions September 5, 2013

Sep 05, 2013 Comments Off by

It was opposite day yesterday evening – when the sun was out, there were bugs, when the shade hit the water, the bugs disappeared. Up is down, left is right, cats and dogs, living together – mass hysteria (kudos to all those getting the last reference). There were a few isos out, as well as some larger (#18) olives, and fish were very sporadically taking them, with barely visible sips. Definitely catchable if you could put the cast over them quick enough. The daytime was pretty quiet, even on the subsurface front, likely due to the high pressure system that moved in during the afternoon. Today, we’re looking at cooler temperatures, variable cloudiness, but definitely some wind thrown in throughout the day which will make things interesting. The pressure is slated to remain steady at least, so hopefully the bugs will be active during the day, and certainly during the evening as the wind dies down as well.

Everything was upside down yesterday! Photo: Bart Larmouth

Everything was upside down yesterday! (Isonychia bicolor  dun) Photo: Bart Larmouth

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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 471 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 461 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,600 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,460 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 477 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 85.8% – 475 CFS release

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