Delaware River Report / Conditions August 28, 2012

Aug 28, 2012 Comments Off by

Holy Water! Did we just get hit by some rain this morning, and it is showing! Take a look at the graph down below – 885 and rising at Hale Eddy. The good news is that the water, as high as it shot up, is staying clear and clean for the most part. There were also more bugs on the side of the house than I have seen in a fortnight at least – everyone out of the pool I guess. Isos, stenos, tricos, psedos…..I guess every bug that ends in “O.” The fish started rising late, around 7:00 or so, and continued right on into dark. We’re looking at Partly Sunny today, so if these heavy clouds stick around, we’ll have some great action throughout the day, and possibly some streamer action as well!

Browns are starting to get colored up! Photo by: Jim Swift

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 471 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 785 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 194 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 379 cfs @ 67º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 924 cfs @ 68º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 129 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 64.8% – 400 CFS release

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