Delaware River Report / Conditions October 9, 2012

Oct 09, 2012 Comments Off by

Boy did it start off bitter on the river yesterday – cold air temps with some biting humidity. Reminded me why I like the weather in the Rockies so much. However, it did warm up a bit throughout the day, and we had fish rising (albeit sporadically at times) into the evening. There was a fairly substantial Pseudo hatch on the Main Stem which strangely went mostly ignored, but fish were found eating the occasional Iso, and they certainly could be drummed up on them as well. A good flush of #14 Cahills (Stenos) made their way down stream mid-afternoon, and the Hebes were out here on the West Branch. The fish were there – they were just “bitchy,” according to Jeff. The temps are going to warm up a bit today, with cloud cover expected for the duration. The slightly warmer air temps will definitely help, and we’ll hopefully see rising fish until dark.

Jamie Frazier holds his FIRST Delaware Rainbow, and it’s a fat one! And what did he eat? An Iso, what else? 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 150 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 237 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 179 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 973 cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,250 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 484 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 56.8% – 150 CFS release

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