Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2012

Oct 05, 2012 Comments Off by

What an interesting day yesterday – clouds, sun, fog, a good amount of rain – almost felt like I was out in Yellowstone again. The air temps were warm throughout the day, making for some perfect BWO conditions when the clouds were around (majority of the day). However, since the weather was changing constantly, the bugs were there, but on-and-off due to pressure changes / sun popping out, pick your reason. The fish were definitely looking up for dinner, so when the bugs were out risers were easy to come by. The warmer temps did allow us to have some decent evening fishing, all the way until dark. As for today, we’re looking at temps in the mid-70s, and mostly cloudy conditions. Could be decent out there – the bump in flows from the rain yesterday wasn’t too dramatic, so the East and the Main should continue to fish well, even though they jumped a few hundred CFS. The West Branch remains unfloatable, but perfectly wadeable – great for everyone on foot!

Mark de Jong with a nice brown he caught on the Main Stem recently. 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)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 146 cfs @ 50º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 264 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 232 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,520 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,680 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 848 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 56.6% – 150 CFS release




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