Delaware River Report / Conditions September 8, 2013

Sep 08, 2013 Comments Off by

Well it finally happened to me last night. I couldn’t make them eat an Iso. Typing those words is more than painful to me, as I have enjoyed fishing little other than Iso comparaduns and parachutes for the last three weeks. The fish woke up and realized that BWOs were a viable food source. Actually, they realized there were plenty of food sources – we had sulphurs, hebes, stenos, (occasional Isos), as well as olives in everything from 18 to 22. It seemed that each fish was on something different however, even in the same pod – one woudl be on sulphur spinners (plenty out in the evening #16), the guy right next to him wanted psuedos (#22) and the fish adjacent was eating hebe duns (#18). But no one was eating Isos. Sigh. Today, it is supposed to turn sunny and breezy as the day progresses, which means we will see fewer olives during the daytime, but the likelihood of ants will increase pretty dramatically, so keep your eyes open. Warmer water temps also mean the hatching should go right up until dark (As it did yesterday) – so be ready!

 

This is what the fish said last night. What a sad, sad day it is when I have to admit my iso did not work. Photo: Bart Larmouth

This is what the fish said last night. What a sad, sad day it is when I have to admit my iso did not work. Photo: Bart Larmouth

 

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 463 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 288 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 869 cfs @ 59º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,650 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 287 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 86.4% – 475 CFS release

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