Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2012

It was pretty miserable out there yesterday, at least weather-wise. We had cool temps coupled with some serious wind at times, which definitely would make one question why they were outside. That being said, we had a lull in the breeze late in the afternoon, and as I marched down to Home Pool I saw both Olives and Isos coming off, and fish regularly rising to eat them. Of course, by closing time and once I had wadered up, the wind had returned, and the bugs had hit the road. Today, we’re looking at a much warmer day (mid 60s) with very little wind in the forecast, as well as the sun peeking out to warm up the water over the course of the day. It definitely has the potential to be one of the best days we’ve seen in the last week or so – keep your fingers crossed!

A Beautiful colored-up male Brown Trout caught by Denis Faye. Photo by the angler.

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 150 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 212 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 148 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 726 cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 994 cfs @ 48º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 384 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 56.9% – 150 CFS release