Delaware River Report / Conditions October 15, 2012

Oct 15, 2012 Comments Off by

Talk about a weird one yesterday. The morning and early afternoon started off like the PERFECT mid-May day: warmer, humid as all get out, and overcast. As the day progressed, the sun popped out from the clouds and brought some wind to the mix  (which was not predicted. Shocking, I know.) shutting the bugs down at times. During the earlier calm periods, we had some great Iso hatches, especially in Stockport. The only issue was – nobody came up to eat them. Hence the oddity with the day. At other times when there were no bugs, you saw fish eating an Iso comparadun that was blind-casted. Definitely odd. The Chubs decided to feed voraciously, however, so anyone who would actually target those things must have had a field day. Today, we’re looking at continued warm temps with “light” wind throughout the day, and hopefully a couple of showers to bring the rivers back up a little bit. Keep your fingers crossed!

A great colored up Brown Trout from up by Deposit caught by Mark DeJong over the weekend. Photo by the angler. Be glad he’s not in the picture.

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 @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 223 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 153 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 767 cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,010 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 400 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 57.4% – 150 CFS release

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