Delaware River Report / Conditions September 21, 2012

Sep 21, 2012 Comments Off by

It was a pretty dang decent day out there yesterday on the river (well, at least the West Branch). The East and Main are still running pretty muddy, and appeared to actually get dirtier as the day went on yesterday. Let’s hope that trend changes. The West is clear, and good hatches of Stenos and Isos last night kept the action going. Today we’re starting off with a fairly warm morning (compared to the last few days), so I would expect the morning action to take place a bit earlier today. It’s definitely cloudy and foggy still, so we should see some olives as long as the clouds decide to stick around. Speaking of sticking around, due to the high flows on the other two branches, don’t expect the release out of Cannonsville to change in the near future. This 300 cfs flow should stick around for awhile.

One of the smaller stenos that have been hatching as of late. 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)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 331 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 362 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 200 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,840 cfs @ 57
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 2,350 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,130 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 55.4% – 300 CFS release

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