Delaware River Report / Conditions August 4, 2012

Aug 04, 2012 Comments Off by

90 degrees and what feels like 100% humidity. That was at 6PM when we closed the shop last night, and it did not cool down until well after dark had fallen. As such, bug activity was at a standstill until well after the moon had come out, and the fish did not feel much like rising after baking in the sun all day long. Today is predicted to be a xeroxed copy of Friday, down to the prediction of storms that will likely not materialize. Let’s hope for more cloud cover to keep us cool and fishing. Also, if you are driving in on 17 West (i.e. from Downstate / NYC), take the SECOND Hancock exit (#87) – there is a motorcycle rally going on this weekend, and “downtown” Hancock will be quite crowded.

Chris Zando shows off a 19″ rainbow (he’s got big mitts) caught up near Deposit recently. Likely nymphing as he is a heathen. Photo courtesy of the angler.


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)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 350 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 375 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 150 cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 375 cfs @ 70º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 946 cfs @ 72º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 169 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 74.1% – 325 CFS release

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