Delaware River Report / Conditions August 3, 2012

Aug 03, 2012 Comments Off by

It was a cooker here yesterday – you can definitely tell just by the how high the water temps peaked in the late afternoon – Lordville was near 76!! Hancock was over 70 as well, but we take that number with a grain of salt as the gauge is directly below Sands Creek, which comes in fairly warm. As for the fishing it was a mediocre evening, with a short burst of activity right at dark. Today looks to be even a bit warmer, but we already have some cloud cover, and there are storms predicted throughout the day, which should keep the sun at bay for now! Also, be warned that they are ‘working’ on Winterdale Road (our road) today – so it might be rougher than usual. If that is even possible.

Bruce Kutz holds one of his Grandson’s FIRST fish caught on the fly! A nice Chain Pickerel! Photo by: Bob Lewis

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 350 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 381 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 156 cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 408 cfs @ 70º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,010 cfs @ 72º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 187 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 74.7% – 325 CFS release

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