Delaware River Report / Conditions September 22, 2012

Sep 22, 2012 Comments Off by

A very strange day out there yesterday. With morning clouds (not predicted), there were quite a few bugs kicking around before noon. Then, the wind picked up (also not predicted), and picked up with a vengeance. White caps going upstream at Stockport kinda vengeance, even though every weather site listed “current conditions” as winds of 3MPH. Love those guys. The wind shut down the fishing for the most part, even though there were some serious hatches of both Isos and small tan caddis throughout the day and evening. If you could find a small area sheltered from the wind, there were definitely fish to be found and caught. Today there is a big mid-afternoon thunderstorm predicted that could bring near a 1/4″of rain in just an hour. We’ll see if that materializes. Regardless, there are cloudy skies predicted, so until that storm comes by, have those Isos and olives ready!

Isonychia bicolor female dun. 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 351 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 176 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,420 cfs @ 57
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,810 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 809 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 55.4% – 300 CFS release

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