Delaware River Report / Conditions September 29, 2012

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What a roller-coaster yesterday. The West Branch finally peaked around 1,200 yesterday, and has been immediately tapering back off. The fishing was pretty slow as a result of the big slug, and there weren’t too many mayflies kicking around. We’re at just over 600 right now, with stained, but not dirty water out front of the club. This could be a banner day out on the river, for sure! With clouds predicted for most of the day, coupled with the influx of water, expect bugs and fish to be very active today. The drop in flow has slowed down so expect the river level to fall at an even pace today – definitely another check in the ‘win’ column!

One of our smaller Isos made an appearance recently. This guy is a #14. Photo by: Jeff White

Tricorythodes species – #22 male and female (waning & sporadic)

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 (sporadic when cloudy)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 340 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 606 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 292 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 2,210 cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 3,540 cfs @ 57º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,330 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 54.9% – 305 CFS release

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