Delaware River Report / Conditions September 7, 2013

Sep 07, 2013 Comments Off by

Tough day out there. As a friend put it, it was a “Big Sky Day” – lots of bright, warm sun during a day that felt cold when you were out of it. With the sun, there was not a great abundance of activity early on in the day, save for some nice big Trico flights in Home Pool, Methodist Pool, and Junction Pool. Not many fell on the water, but it definitely provides a reason to head out on the water around 9:30 – 10:00 AM. Otherwise, there were decent flushes of bugs here and there from Hale Eddy all the way down to Buckingham, and while the fish were only up sporadically, they were definitely eating and catch-able if you could put a cast over them in time. Today, we’re looking at warmer weather, with the possibility of some showers as well. The additional cloud cover coupled with the warmer air temps definitely bode well for hatching, and we should certainly see more day-time action as well!

While the browns are starting to move upstream, we are still seeing plenty of hungry ones in the West Branch! Photo: Jim Swift

While the browns are starting to move upstream, we are still seeing plenty of hungry ones in the West Branch! Photo: Jim Swift

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 648 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 318 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,830 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 322 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.4% – 475 CFS release

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