Delaware River Report / Conditions August 16, 2012

Aug 16, 2012 Comments Off by

Somewhat of an odd day out there yesterday. In spite of the excellent could cover that we experienced throughout the day, and the nice injection of water from recent thundershowers upstream, the insect activity was not what we had hoped for. The Tricos were out mid morning, followed by BWOs here and there throughout the day, but not in the numbers that we have come to expect with a day of cloud cover. The river ran clear all day as we saw a line on thundershowers pass to our South. Today is supposed to be a bright one once the fog burns off, reminding us all that it is still, for better or worse, August.

A Bald Eagle getting just a little bit closer to the water, sitting on the rocks across the river from the Club in Home Pool. Photo by: Bart Larmouth

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 377 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 153 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 580 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,270 cfs @ 67º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 305 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 71.6% – 325 CFS release

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