Delaware River Report / Conditions September 9, 2012

Sep 09, 2012 Comments Off by

The big storm moving through yesterday was definitely full of style, but not a whole lot of substance (i.e. rain). The flows went up slightly, but the ground soaked up the hard rain and kept us from rising too dramatically. The bugs and fish anticipated the storm, as the morning hours prior saw NO activity from either one of them – they just laid down on the bottom and waited it seemed. Even the little ‘bows in the riffs wouldn’t come out and play. It was a sad state of affaris. Evening (post-storm) saw a big flurry of activity – caddis in particular, and the fish decided their lockjaw had lasted long enough. With a very cool overnight, water temps in the river are looking great for today, and with more cloud cover predicted, it has the potential to be a great day out on the water!

Chimarra caddis. Photo by: Jeff White

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 377 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 423 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 170 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 516 cfs @ 66º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 886 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 239 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 60.6% – 356 CFS release

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