Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2012

It was dark. It was gloomy. It was even rainy at times. So yesterday was a great day to stay the hell inside and find a nice soup for lunch. That being said, it was also a pretty good streamer day judging by the folks I talked to, and the river did clear up quite a bit during the day yesterday. The misty rainy weather did have the nice bonus effect of keeping the water levels steady – good for those of you looking to float! I would guess we are pushing between 800 and 900 cfs here at the club, and the tributaries are still going strong.  We’re looking at another dark and dreary day like yesterday, so olives could absolutely be exploding out there on the water. If this storm stays away from us this weekend, we could definitely see this season go out with a bang!

Good friend of the shop Jeff Moore caught this colored-up female below Home Pool this past weekend. He apologized for taking a cell phone shot. As good a photog as he is, apology necessary and accepted. Photo: Jeff Moore

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 570 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 443 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 2,370 cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 3,500 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,190 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 63.5% – 150 CFS release