Delaware River Report / Conditions August 2, 2012

Aug 02, 2012 Comments Off by

Oh what a day for 7x tippet. The name of the game is trico in these late summer months, which can be difficult but the consistency is good. Between 7 and 10 in the morning the fishing is just on with clouds of little bugs hanging out over the water and I really do mean clouds. The rest of the day however, can be a little more… difficult. We’re still seeing that sulphur hatch in Deposit around midday but the low release has made the hatch less prolific than before. For those of you who don’t mind a little darkness, the evening hatch in Deposit has move to around 8 P.M. The next couple days are going to be sunny and hot, so let’s hope that doesn’t hurt the fishing too much.
 

A bow that almost has that steelhead look to it! Photo: Jeff White

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)

Tricorythodes Species – Tricos- #22-26

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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