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Has anyone ever caught a fish on a Hebe?

Posted on September 18 2018

You don't need me to tell you, all you have to do is look at the river flows.  It's Tuesday morning at 11:00 am and they are still going straight up.  High, warm and muddy water abounds throughout the system.  With the ground saturated and the tribs gushing mud it will be a good many days before things clear and become fishable.

IF (and it's a big IF) - (See what I did there?)  NYC cuts back the releases to more normal levels, it will speed up the return to fishable flows.  The warm water is not a problem for the fish but it has a negative impact on daytime bug hatches.  A good cold front  that cools the water in Cannonsville would  help.  The mud from the rains will clear as the tribs subside but the silt from Cannonsville is likely to worsen.

What to do?  I'll take a closer look, probably this weekend (the camp lawn needs mowing)  but I'm not expecting to be able to fish.  Just this morning I booked a flight to the San Juan in New Mexico.  I'll be flying out on the 28th.  If I catch any fish in the Delaware system before I go it'll be a surprise.

If there is any good news to report in the next ten days you'll see it here.


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