Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2012

Definitely a windy one yesterday, and looks like we’re in for more of the same today. The breeze picked up late in the morning Monday and picked up throughout the day, taking a break around 3:00 or so, at which time we had a pretty good flurry of activity in Home Pool, most likely Pseudos judging from the subtle rise forms. Around 5:00 however, the wind picked back up again, and shut everything right back down. Today we’re looking at cooler temps, but still pretty breezy throughout the day . If there are breaks in the wind, you can bet this cloud cover will create a great opportunity for some little BWO hatching, and maybe even an Iso or two floating downstream. Otherwise, the bugs are going to hide in the brush and on the bottom, and the fish will likely be on a diet.

Pat McPartland with a great, beautiful Rainbow he landed last week. Photo: Bob Lewis

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL & #12 & #14

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)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 149 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 218 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 153 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 802 cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 984 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 455 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 57.0% – 150 CFS release