Delaware River Report / Conditions August 19, 2012

Aug 19, 2012 Comments Off by

It was a great evening yesterday, with plenty of bugs and fish rising, especially the closer you came to dark. The only issue was how stinkin’ picky they were. It was one of those “watch them eat an olive, put the exact pattern over them, and nothing happens” type of nights. That being said, we a good customer do VERY well simply blind casting size #18 olive (deficiens) parachutes throughout the afternoon / evening. I will hopefully have a picture from him shortly to share. Today, we’re starting off with a heavy overcast fog, as it got pretty dang chilly overnight. That will likely burn off, and we’re expecting partly-sunny skies. This should give us a nice carbon-copy of yesterday, but hopefully this time with more cooperative fish!


AAAAAH-OOOOOOO-GAAAAH! 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)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 340 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 362 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 145 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 341 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 839 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 159 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 69.0% – 325 CFS release

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