Delaware River Report / Conditions October 8, 2012

Oct 08, 2012 Comments Off by

It was definitely chilly out there yesterday. Temps hovered right below 60, and didn’t jump above there except for the few times when the sun peeked through the clouds. All in all, a truly “October” type of day. There were bugs hatching throughout the day however, with teh only real ‘shutdown’ occurring just after 6PM. Isos were the name of the game, as well as stenos and pseudos making their presence known. The fish were a little tougher for some reason (read: being picky bastards), but there were definitely some nice fish caught. Today we’re looking at a mix of sun and clouds, but the air temps aren’t supposed to make it above the mid-50s, so we’re goig to see another day of activity happening during the middle of the afternoon, with it turning off right before dark. Happy Columbus Day!

A cool shot of a steno spinner that didn’t make it. 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 150 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 246 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 191 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,060 cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,340 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 539 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 56.8% – 150 CFS release

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