Delaware River Report / Conditions October 14, 2012

Oct 14, 2012 Comments Off by

Well that was a bit of a let down. After the initial glacial freeze of the morning yesterday, the temperatures warmed up into the mid-50s or so, producing some good numbers of hatching mayflies on each branch of the river. The only issue was that the fish decided to be more than a little uncooperative – rise three times, take a break, ignore the next few bugs, grab three more then go down for good, that type of scenario. Water temps likely played the biggest part in this, as they barely got out of the 40s throughout the day. We’re hoping for a turnaround today, since we’ve had a little rain overnight, and we’re starting the day off much warmer, and expecting a high in the mid-60s, with partial sun and clouds in the mix as well. The water temps are also starting off higher, so the fish will likely be a bit more frisky today as well (if they act like they should!).

Platycentropis Radiatus (say that 5 times fast) are still hatching in decent numbers. And the trout are still ignoring them. Photo by: 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)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 150 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 220 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 143 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 713 cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 984 cfs @ 48º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 378 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 57.4% – 150 CFS release

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