Delaware River Report / Conditions August 1, 2012

Aug 01, 2012 Comments Off by

Cloud cover! Well, for at least a good chunk of the day, yielding some good hatches up and down the river, with a good number of olives popping out and taking advantage of the shade. As the day progressed, we had sunshine pop out, which was not the best for mid-afternoon hatching. However, the clouds returned in the evening, and brought some great fishing to those who ventured out, pretty much river wide. Today is a bit more of the same, with scattered thunderstorms predicted, which hopefully will bring our flows up at least enough to run a boat down the West Branch!

John O’Neal with a BEAUTIFUL bow caught well into dark. Photo by: Bruce Miller

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 (sporadic), #18 & #20

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Potomanthus distinctus – Golden Drake – #12-2xl (sporadic)

Ephemerella pseudocloeon- Tiny BWO- #22-26

Epeorus vitreus – Pale Evening Dun – (Female) -#14 (sporadic)

Epeorus vitreus – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Ephemerella invaria – Large Sulphurs / Light Cahills – #14 (waning)

Ephemerella deficiens- Dark. BWO -#12-20 (when cloudy)

Ephemerella attenuata- Light BWO- #16-20 (when cloudy)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (when cloudy)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 350 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 396 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 182 cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 707 cfs @ 68º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,510 cfs @ 71º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 324 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 74.7% – 325 CFS release

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