Delaware River Report / Conditions August 29, 2012

Aug 29, 2012 Comments Off by

Well that was a nice little bump! Take a look at the graph below, and you’ll see what I mean. The rain may have shot us up a whole bunch yesterday, but the clear weather following it yesterday allowed the river to drop right back down. Currently, we’re near 500 CFS, and I’d bet that we’re back down in the 450 range by later today. The sudden jump in flows slowed the bite down a little bit yesterday, but as evening came along and the wind died down, we saw some decent hatching down here at the club, and good numbers of fish up and rising. The cool night means that the tricos will get pushed back slightly this morning (if it stays calm as it is), but should also mean some extended morning activity from our other winged friends, so long as the sun stays off the water. Otherwise, we’re looking at a pleasant and cooler day that should bring some early hatching activity in the evening.

A chunky monkey!

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 511 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 162 cfs @ 58º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 360 cfs @ 66º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,160 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 148 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 64.5% – 400 CFS release

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