Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2012

Sep 16, 2012 Comments Off by

And down we go – to “364” today supposedly. I’m not even sure if the graph at Stilesville can be trusted anymore, but Hale is a good judge, and it is now down over 250 CFS to 423. This should slow things down a bit for the morning, as the river equilibriates a bit, but will hopefully not affect the hatches adversely, as we had such cold overnight temperatures. There were great hatches of Heptagenias, and the fish gobbled them right down, all the way into the dark. The occasional Steno made an appearance, and that definitely got the larger fish’s attention. Clouds of iso spinners have been seen all over, but they seem unwilling to fall. Eventually they will, and here’s hoping to be there when they do!

Here’s a buttery brown, without a ton of colors yet for spawning. He’s in the minority, as many fish are already getting their fall colors on.

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 434 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 423 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 143 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 255 cfs @ 58º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 964 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 103 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 57.3% – 364 CFS release

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