Delaware River Report / Conditions September 6, 2017

Sep 06, 2017 Comments Off by

We’ve had rain off and on since dark last night.  There are puddles in the yard and you can see some of the feeders flowing higher but so far the river gauges haven’t budged and everything looks good here in Hancock.  The forecast is only calling for 1/4″ of rain today.  Winds will be light and the air temperature will be lower with the high reaching 60 degrees.  This looks like a good day to throw streamers and then look for heads later in the afternoon.  Yesterday was a great flying ant day and they finally hit the water where were fishing.  There were all sizes and colors mixed in so there was no particular ant pattern that stood out.  We went bigger just because there were so many we thought our fly would get lost in the mix.

 

Ants floating down the river

Ants floating down the river

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 316 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 412 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 372 cfs
61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 916 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 145 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 143 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 79.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.1%

 

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