Delaware River Report / Conditions October 2, 2012

Oct 02, 2012 Comments Off by

Well, they pulled the rug out from under us again, and dropped the flow out of Cannonsville – most likely since we hit October. Floating the West appears to be done until Mother Nature brings us some rain. There were mixed reports on how this affected the fishing, with some folks doing quite well down river, and others having a hard time on the West (the Gamelands, specifically). There were still good numbers of bugs to be had / found, and the fish were on them until the temperature cooled off for the evening. Today we’re expecting some rain throughout the day, the quantity predicted is in a state of flux – so we’ll have to wait and see. If we have a nice calm rain as we did on Sunday, the river could really light up with bug activity.

This is how thick some of the hatching caddis have been in the evenings. And nary a fish to be found eating them. Stupid caddis. Photo: Jeff White

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL and BIGGER!

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 149 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 268 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 200 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,200 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,520 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 602 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 56.0% – 305 CFS release




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