Delaware River Report / Conditions August 26, 2012

Aug 26, 2012 Comments Off by

Our blog host was down yesterday Morning, so my apologies on a lack of post! Nothing too earth Shattering on Friday, great evening fishing for sure! Here’s today’s update –

What a difference just 50 CFS can do. Since the release was increased to 400 out of Cannonsville, we’ve (FINALLY!) had some consistent evening fishing down here (below Hale Eddy). The lower temps mean better conditions for the bugs, who are now more than willing to hatch. The ants were out but not in force, and for some reason they were ignored. I find that unacceptable. That being said, there were plenty of Hebes out, and the fish were keyed in on them, as well as the small flush of #18 deficiens that came floating down right before dark. With cooler temps today and some more cloud cover, this has the potential to be a great day out there from just before lunchtime all the way until dark-thirty.

I get tons of questions about these guys on a daily basis. To put much of it to rest – we do NOT have a sizable hopper ‘hatch’ on the river. Main reason? Not a ton of grassy, open fields adjacent to the river. There are places where you will find them, but they are definitely the exception rather than the rule. Photo by: Jeff White

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 444 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 140 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 264 cfs @ 66º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 811 cfs @ 69º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 104 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 66.2% – 400 CFS release

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