Delaware River Report / Conditions September 5, 2017

Sep 05, 2017 Comments Off by

Somewhere someone had to have a great evening on this river.  The flying ants were coming off pretty well in the grass along the Mainstem.  They did not hit the water where we were fishing but the likely did somewhere.  Luck of the draw.  The bright sun and wind made for tough fishing during the day.  We saw fewer olives than the previous few days.  Nymphing was definitely the best mid day strategy.  Today actually looks better on the weather reports.  We should have a few storms moving through with winds peaking only at 10 mph.  The clouds are already here.  Rain total will be between 1/4″ and 1/2″ depending on which station you’re listening to.  We’re counting on olives today.

 

Samantha Dennis with a nice rainbow from the weekend

Samantha Dennis with a nice rainbow from the weekend

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Golden Drake – 12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer Sulphurs, Stenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Tricos – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 378 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 380 cfs
61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,060 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 142 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 167 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 81.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%

 

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