Delaware River Report / Conditions August 21, 2012

Aug 21, 2012 Comments Off by

UPDATE!!!! Just after I published this, the release from Cannonsville has been increased to 400 cfs – it’s not a big jump, but every little bit helps!

 

What an Olive day yesterday! Rain throughout the afternoon, coupled with humid air and cooler temps made for some really exceptional hatching (well, at least for August!). The fish were up sporadically throughout the day, but when they were up it was a pretty impressive show. The evening shut down a bit early, as the water temps dropped back well below 60. This will make for a later Trico hatch today, but will keep the river from heating up too much, as we are starting near 51 on the West Branch – that’s the lowest it has been in well over a week. The sun will be bright early, but clouds roll in later this afternoon (so they say), which should make for some interesting afternoon action.

A pretty, buttery brown!

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 355 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 373 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 153 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 348 cfs @ 62º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 857 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 146 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 67.9% – 325 CFS release

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