Delaware River Report / Conditions October 4, 2012

Oct 04, 2012 Comments Off by

Wednesday turned out to be a pretty dang good day, pretty much river-wide. The overcast skies coupled with some warmer air temps kept the hatching going well into the evening, and we saw plenty of olives on the water throughout the day. The only downer? Those olives were Pseudos – so #22 hooks and 6X tippet were the name of the game. We’re starting with warmer water temps today, so the activity should begin earlier than usual, and likely once the fog has lifted a bit from the valleys. Rain is predicted for much of the day, but it does not appear to be too heavy – more good news for you Olive enthusiasts. Otherwise, there are still plenty of Stenos and Hebes around – so be ready for them if you head out on the water.

David Lisnock holds a fat little Main Stem Rainbow. This is as close to a grin as you will ever see out of this man. Photo: 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 146 cfs @ 50º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 246 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 182 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,160 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,450 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 611 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 56.4% – 150 CFS release

 

 

 

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