Delaware River Report / Conditions September 8, 2014

Sep 08, 2014 Comments Off by

Yo Yo.  Stilesville is 538 cfs this morning and looks like it is now dropping back again. If the release recording is accurate it should settle in to a release of 540 cfs “until further notice”.   Hale Eddy is also showing 538 cfs and is rising but should settle in at a flow just under 600 cfs.  We are coming off a very cool night again so temps throughout the system have dropped back down and look good this morning.  If you fish the Beaverkill definitely check it with a thermometer first.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 57 degrees right now.  Daytime fishing yesterday was mostly a nymphing game with people doing well in riffles on the lower West Branch.  The Yo Yo releases have made the green slime an issue on the Upper West Branch so take a look at it before you choose your spot.  We saw clouds of Tricos in the morning but very few hit the water where we were fishing.  Hopefully they make their way down today.  The evening picked up with a mix of little olives and spinners that lasted into dark.

Bob Lewis casting to sippers in the foam on the West Branch last night

Bob Lewis casting to sippers in the foam on the West Branch during “Prime Time” last night

 

Hatching:

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.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 538 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 538 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 267 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 839 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 79 cfs @ N/A

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