Delaware River Report / Conditions August 22, 2012

Aug 22, 2012 Comments Off by

Water! Well, 50 more CFS of it at least. It’s one of those “don’t look a gift horse” scenarios. That being said, just that little bit of water cooled the West Branch down significantly down here, and it is evident from the number of bugs on the side of the house this morning that the insects approve as well. Fishing was decent last night down here as the ‘slug’ of water didnt hit until right near dark. Upriver fished well as the fish and bugs had some time to acclimate to the new found H2O prior to their normal evening shenanigans. Today we’ve got some storms rolling through the area, so we’ll see pressure changes throughout the day, which as we all know will affect the hatching in SOME way – let’s hope for the better!

There were quite a few of these guys out yesterday, but the fish showed only passing interest. 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 427 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 452 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 145 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 305 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 895 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 129 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 67.5% – 400 CFS release

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