Delaware River Report/Conditions July 5, 2013

Jul 05, 2013 Comments Off by

Hot and humid – those two words definitely describe the Fourth for sure! I hope you all had a chance to catch some fireworks and fish! With the higher release, the water was definitely colder all the way down to Junction pool, which made our old nemesis appear throughout day with each passing shower. Its name? F-O-G. While we had some decent hatching whilst the sun was behind the clouds, when it came out (or the fog materialized) the activity definitely slowed and/or stopped. Today is supposed to be a bit cooler, but still with patchy sun and clouds. The cold water should continue, so look for mayflies throughout the day during those breaks from the blistering sun!

You know the water's cold and the air's humid when it looks like this out front at 7:00 AM (and it's already 80 out!). Photo by: Bart Larmouth

This lets us know that at least the water is cold! Photo by: Bart Larmouth

What’s Hatching:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL

Hydropysche species – Tan Caddis – #16 & #18

Heptagenia hebe – Heptagenia / Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerella invaria- Sulphurs – #14

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,200 cfs @ 45º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,670 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 670 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs @ 63º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,300 cfs @ 64º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 375 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100.8% – 1,206 CFS release


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