Delaware River Report / Conditions September 6, 2012

Sep 06, 2012 Comments Off by

Here we go again. We now have a 520 CFS release out of Cannonsville. Why you ask? I have absolutely no idea. The number does not correspond to any release rates in the FFMP. I’m open to any suggestions, other than meeting the Montague flow, as that is right where it needs to be. Regardless, yesterday was a pretty decent day overall. Bugs were happy and hatching sporadically throughout, and the evening saw some spinners descend on the water as well. Today, with this increased flow, it’s a bit unclear as to what will take place. We could see a bump in activity due to the cold water, or everything could shut down a little bit while as everything acclimates to the new level / temperature. We’ll see how it goes.

Also – FOUND – a customer brought me the upper 2 sections to what appears to be a 5-pc rod. Please give me a call here at the shop, let me know where you lost it, and I will gladly return it.

Our Iso from yesterday molted overnight, and I thought I would give some size perspective. with his forearms extended, this guy is near 3-inches long. Dang. Photo by: Bart Larmouth

Tricorythodes species – #22 male and female

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 (sporadic), #18 & #20

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Pseudocloeon- Tiny BWO- #22-26

Epeorus vitreus – Pale Evening Dun – (Female) -#14 (sporadic)

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 529 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 561 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 162 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 526 cfs @ 64º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,160 cfs @ 66º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 241 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 61.4% – 520 CFS release

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