Delaware River Report / Conditions August 6, 2012

Aug 06, 2012 Comments Off by

That was some much needed relief yesterday, both for the fish and for us humans. Sporadic rain throughout the day coupled with overcast skies helped cool the rivers down a tad, but other than the East Branch system, did not affect flows in a significant way. We are starting with cooler water temps today, which bodes well for some evening activity up river, and possibly some even down here if the cloud cover decides to stick around for a bit. The tricos just started to come out, so the fishing should commence for them in an hour or so, if the wind stays away (which it has so far). Here’s hoping that this heat has finally broken a bit!

A glorious morning for a Smallmouth trip on the Main Stem near Callicoon! Photo by: Jeff White

Tricorythodes species – #22 male and female

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 377 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 153 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 626 cfs @ 71º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 886 cfs @ 72º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 353 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 74.1% – 325 CFS release

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