Delaware River Report / Conditions July 31, 2012

Jul 31, 2012 Comments Off by

Holy……. it’s almost August? How did that happen? Did someone Rip van Winkle me? Anyway, it was slow for most of the day yesterday, with some decent evening activity up river from Ball’s Eddy. This morning, although I did not see any tricos, I did see plenty of rises in Home Pool. Enough that I thought about opening a little ‘late’ today! The cool air overnight is likely what triggered this, as it cooled the water down substantially. We got close to 68 in the afternoon out front (water temp), which has definitely stifled both bug and fish acivity. Looking for a slightly cooler day, with clouds and t-storms around, so we could have a decent day river-wide. Keep your fingers crossed!

Reposting this from yesterday – Photoshop was acting up as far as sizing was concerned, and this is WAY too pretty a fish for everyone to miss in a full-size picture.


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 396 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 182 cfs @ 62º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 707 cfs @ 68º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,510 cfs @ 71º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 324 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 74.7% – 325 CFS release

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