Delaware River Report / Conditions September 7, 2014

Sep 07, 2014 Comments Off by

The afternoon cold front definitely helped the river system.  Nymphing picked up during the day on the West Branch and the olives came in the evening bringing the fish to the surface.  The rain held off for most of the day and wind was manageable.  When the rain did finally arrive the heavy violent stuffed seemed to miss.  We are going to be cooler today with air temps in the mid 70s with a slight chance of rain this morning.  The cool down helped the water temps and we are starting off at 59 degrees on the West Branch under the 191 Bridge.  Small olives, summer stenos, and a few Isonychias should cover your hatches.  Try to match the size of the naturals for nymphing.  We’ve had success with the lead fly a #14 and the dropper #18.



Olive/Sulphurs #18 -20 H. hebe

Summer Stenos #12-16 various species

Tan Caddis #16 – 18- Hydrosyche sp.

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #12 – Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 420 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 279 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 876 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 84 cfs @ N/A


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