Delaware River Report / Conditions August 8, 2012

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Looking out on the river first thing this morning, I became all kinds of excited – the heavy fog hanging over the water usually means one thing – more water! Needless to say, after quickly checking the graph, I was sorely mistaken. On the positive side, the reason for the fog was the low water temps (usually brought on by increased flows) brought to us by a clear, chilly night preceded by a overcast, cool evening. Just what the doctor ordered to aid with our current high temperature issue. As a result, I would expect the Trico hatch to be later today (likely between 10 and 12), and assuming the clouds don’t burn off too early or too hot, some excellent evening fishing up and down the river.

An oldie but a goodie- Guide Bruce Miller helps great fishermen and friend of the shop Sue Wagner spot fish rising to Tricos on the West Branch. 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)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 350 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 373 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 151 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 421 cfs @ 68º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,000 cfs @ 70º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 211 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 73.5% – 325 CFS release

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