Delaware River Report / Conditions August 9, 2012

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Back to reality last night – our respite from the warmer water temps definitely came to an end yesterday with the blazing sun heating the water up to previous temps. That being said, there was some decent hatching activity last night as we approached dark, with a fairly decent spinner fall right as the light started to fade – it seems some of the sulphurs had just been waiting for the right night to come down onto the water. Today, we’ve got some conflicting reports – possibly daytime thunderstorms with good cloud cover, and also partly sunny with thunderstorms possible in the PM. I guess giving us options is a safer option. Regardless, it should not be quite as hot out there, and that is nothing but good news for all those headed out this evening!

“Piggy” Browns are still out there! Photo by: Bob Lewis

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 345 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 370 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 145 cfs @ 60º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 316 cfs @ 70º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 811 cfs @ 72º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 143 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 72.6% – 325 CFS release

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