Delaware River Report / Conditions September 12, 2012

Sep 12, 2012 Comments Off by

Wheeeee! Down to the bottom of the coaster we are starting to head again. the release from Cannonsville dropped to 500 CFS overnight. Not super-hyper-mega dramatic, but it’s definitely an indicator of which way we are heading – down that is. We may see a big drop tonight, and a pickup on the weekend. Who knows? Regardless of this, the fishing was  pretty decent yesterday, and I am getting some good reports from the upper Main (And the parking area at Stockport looked like a day in May). Olives in the evening, and the Heptagenias started in earnest down there around 3PM. Let’s hope the wind stays down, and the sun stays away today, and we could expect another good one out there.

I think what the DEP does induces more nausea than one of these.

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)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 525 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 145 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 282 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,060 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 120 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 58.9% – 500 CFS release

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