Delaware River Report / Conditions September 6, 2013

Sep 06, 2013 Comments Off by

Windy! That is definitely what yesterday was, but fortunately only in bursts, unlike what was predicted. The oddball aspect of the day was the hatching – it was pool-to-pool, instead of river-wide. Certain sections would see great flushes of stenos, hebes, and BWOs, but move just a few hundred yards downstream, and there could be nothing happening at all. The fish were definitely up in the evening, but only steady in those areas with the aforementioned heavy flushes of bugs. The Main Stem was cool all day (water temp wise) and it showed, with a bit more consistent hatching than the West Branch. With incredibly cool overnight temps (it is only 41 at the club as of 7:45 AM), the Main and the East will start to fish again in fairly short order. The West will take a little while to heat back up this morning, so don’t rush out on the water – with partly cloudy skies, and temps under 70, it may take awhile for the bugs to kick in, and the fish to start looking up for them!

Look out Rainbow! Joe Galgano is going to eat you!!! Joe caught this nice fish last night on the Main. Photo: Bruce Miller

Look out Rainbow! Joe Galgano is going to eat you!!! Joe caught this nice fish last night on the Main. Photo: Bruce Miller

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 @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 681 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 370 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,250 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,050 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 384 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.3% – 475 CFS release

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