Delaware River Report / Conditions September 18, 2012

Sep 18, 2012 Comments Off by

One mystery solved! The big peak in flows two days ago? Well, there is a new ‘release master’ at the Cannonsville Dam, and they didn’t exactly give her the best on-the-job training her first day, so she raised the flow instead of dropping it as she was supposed to. I can’t make this stuff up people. Now if there was only some way to bribe her…… Anyway, yesterday was a pretty good day out there, with sporadic hatches throughout the afternoon on pretty much every section of river. Today, it’s already raining steady, and has been since about 6AM or so. Up to 2″ is predicted, based on whatever weather witchdoctor you check with. This may make the river a bit unfishable by late in the day today, but it means some nicer flows by week’s end and hopefully some amazing fishing to boot!

Fish head!

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 331 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 334 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 110 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 216 cfs @ 60º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 631 cfs @ 60º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 98 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 55.5% – 300 CFS release

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