Delaware River Report / Conditions August 24, 2012

Aug 24, 2012 Comments Off by

Slightly disappointing out there last night. I got all excited for the ants, and we were seeing them in clouds above the lawn, but they never really materialized out on the water. There was some sporadic action, but nothing overly consistent until near dark, when a flush of Stenos, Sulphurs, and Heptagenia hebes made their appearance. True to form, I left my sulphur box in the car, so I just force fed the fish an Iso dun – works like a charm! Can you say ‘cheeseburger?’ Today we’re looking at slightly warmer temps throughout the day, which is good news as far as ants are concerned. Here’s hoping they’re back out in the early afternoon, and stick around until after the shop closes and I can go after them again!

This explains it all. Image by: Bart Larmouth

Tricorythodes species – #22 male and female

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 (sporadic), #18 & #20

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

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 420 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 448 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 140 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 273 cfs @ 66º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 830 cfs @ 67º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 108 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 66.7% – 400 CFS release

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