Delaware River Report / Conditions September 20, 2012

Sep 20, 2012 Comments Off by

It looks like all the rivers are dropping nicely. Not TOO nicely, as I am looking forward to finally floating the East Branch sometime this week. We had one of our first fairly cool days yesterday, and it helped drop the water temps on all three branches pretty dramatically. As a result, we had some pretty good hatching here on the West, and the fish were very active throughout the day. The ‘other side’ and the Main were / are still pretty cloudy, but definitely clearing quickly. I would anticipate them fishing by the weekend for sure, if not a little bit sooner. Today they are calling for a few more clouds and a slightly warmer day, but I see no reason it shouldn’t be a carbon-copy of yesterday (with hopefully a few more isos!).

Big Olives

Yes, I know this is a Cornuta – but some of the Ephemerella deficiens I caught on the house were almost this green, so it works for reference purposes. Photo by: Jeff White

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 331 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 388 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 252 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 2,890 cfs @ 56º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 3,890 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,940 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 55.1% – 300 CFS release

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