Delaware River Report / Conditions September 9, 2014

Sep 09, 2014 Comments Off by

Let the Yo Yo release continue.  The release from Cannonsville is 713 cfs this morning.  Hale Eddy will continue to climb for a while and should settle in the mid 700 range- until they change the release again. And again.  Otherwise it’s turning out to be a normal late Summer / early Fall day.  The fog is burning off and it looks like we’ll have some sun today with air temps in the low 70s.  The nights have been very cool so definitely bring a fleece for the evening fishing.  Nymphing will be your best bet during the day but I would stay below Hale Eddy.  If you want to fish the Upper West Branch check it out first for rafts of floating slime due to the increased release.  It should filter out by the mid  West Branch and Upper Mainstem.  The lower West and Upper Main continue to have hatches of olives mixed with a few Summer Stenos.  Look at the slower pools mid morning for Tricos.  The water temperature under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 59 degrees this morning.

 

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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 737 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 698 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 258 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 964 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 74 cfs @ N/A

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