Delaware River Report / Conditions October 11, 2012

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Interesting day, yesterday. We had some wind show up that we didn’t expect, along with cooler temperatures as well. That being said, every time I took a look out at Home Pool we had fish rising up and down it. Those fishing the East and Main reported similar experiences, and everyone saw one slightly oddball thing as well – Chubs & Trout, feeding together, mass hysteria (10pts if you get that reference). It seemed that even in the faster riffles, the Fall Fish / Chubs / Net Stinkers were feeding right along with the real fish – not exactly typical behaviour for these lazy buggers. Regardless, we did have good Psuedo hatches all day, and the Hebes and Isos were definitely popping in various places as well. Today we’ve got sun in the forecast, and actually cooler air temps. The water should heat up a little bit earlier due to that big fiery ball in the sky, so some earlier morning hatching may just add some excitement to the day.

An entry into the annual Chub derby. See? They’ll eat an Iso. Photo: Jeff White

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL & #12 & #14

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Pseudocloeon- Tiny BWO- #22-26

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 (sporadic when cloudy)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 150 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 232 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 173 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 965 cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,150 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 503 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 57.5% – 150 CFS release

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