Delaware River Report / Conditions August 10, 2012

Aug 10, 2012 Comments Off by

Yesterday was one of those days when you just didn’t want to leave the comfort of air-conditioning. Simply put, it was hot and humid as long as the sun was out, which nuked the fishing, leaving not much to do but wait it out and hope it passes. Typical. Sure, it was a lot of waiting, but in the evening there was a major reprieve in the form of a major thunderstorm. You could see the lightning spread across the sky for the better part of an hour. Now, these aren’t the best or… safest conditions for fishing, but that doesn’t stop some brave souls from going after Delaware River Trout! Up around Deposit there were a decent amount of black caddis around the banks of the river and the usual #20 sulphurs during the evening. And of course, lot’s of action but very few hits. Expect to see a lot more rain over the next couple days. Hopefully it bumps the water up and cools the river to make the upper main stem available again.

Tricorythodes species – #22 male and female

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 345 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 370 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 145 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 316 cfs @ 70º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 811 cfs @ 72º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 143 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 72.6% – 325 CFS release

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