Delaware River Report / Conditions August 12, 2012

Aug 12, 2012 Comments Off by

Tricos! En masses! Yesterday morning we had huge numbers of these little guys both in the air and on the water, spinners and duns alike, making for some excellent AM fishing. It was cool and clear on Friday night so the hatch / fall occurred slightly later in the morning, around 8:30 or so – great for those of us who aren’t the best early risers. Last night we had cloud cover, so the temps did not drop very far. This will likely mean the tricos are on the water by now already, but with continuing clouds, may carry on for quite awhile. The cloud cover last night also covered up the beautiful Perseid meteor shower – I hope you all got to catch it if you could! Today, we’ve got some showers in the forecast and mostly cloudy skies, which could make for a great olive day out there!

Yes please! Photo by: Jeff White

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 373 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 148 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 326 cfs @ 67º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 830 cfs @ 71º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 205 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 71.6% – 325 CFS release

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