Delaware River Report / Conditions October 21, 2012

Looks like all the rivers are falling precipitously, and the cold temperatures overnight have cooled them down quite a bit as well. Yesterday the West saw some decent streamer action as well as fair number of insects hatching, but very few fish coming up to take them. The East and the Main were both very off color, and while there were large numbers of Hebes and Isos, the trout certainly weren’t going to move through 5,000+ CFS to get them. Today however, everything has cleared up tremendously. The East is still fairly turbid, but the West is looking great today. The powers that be have predicted wind, so for once I hope their usual lack of predictive power works in our favor for a change!

A few of these ‘mystery’ Stenos were out and about as well. Photo: Jeff White

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

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Pseudocloeon– Tiny BWO- #22-26

Stenonema stenocron(et al) – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Ephemerella invaria – Large Sulphurs / Light Cahills – #14 (waning)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (sporadic when cloudy)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 150 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 412 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 638 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 3,050 cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 4,860 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,290 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 56.5% – 150 CFS release