Delaware River Report / Conditions September 13, 2012

Sep 13, 2012 Comments Off by

No big drop in flows last night, just down to a 464 release which should not dramatically affect the hatching, holding areas, etc. It will allow downriver to warm up a bit more (especially with 80-degree temps predicted), so we will likely “lose” the lower Main today insofar as decent hatching is concerned. The entire West Branch fished fairly well, but the Main as a whole was pretty slow until the sun started settling in the evening. Then Junction through Stockport produced, but below Cemetery Pool not much was seen other than everyone’s favorite – the river chub feeding on Heptagenias. Today we are looking at warmer (air) temps, but there are supposed to be clouds mixed in as well, unlike our Rocky Mtn. Bluebird day we had yesterday. This is definitely good news for those of you looking to fish the afternoon, so get out there and get after them!

Here’s one from last fall – an AMAZING picture of a hatching Isonychia taken by Bob Lewis.

Tricorythodes species – #22 male and female (waning)

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL and BIGGER!

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 (when cloudy)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 494 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 473 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 145 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 270 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 924 cfs @ 61º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 112 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 58.9% – 463 CFS release

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