Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2012

Another misty, cloudy, cool day yesterday, and that’s exactly what we’re waking up to as well. The rivers continued to drop and clear throughout the day yesterday, but the slight precipitation helped to slow that fall considerably. The west saw some good Pseudo activity during the day, as well as some decent flushes of Isos and Stenos (Light Cahills) throughout the day as well. The fish are getting a bit more steady/reliable as they adjust to the ‘new’ water level. The East and Main were still a bit too off-color for decent dry-fly action yesterday, mostly likely the result of the mud coming in from the Beaverkill. Things can only get better as air temperatures improve, and cloud cover stays around. We’re looking a possibly a fantastic weekend, which we’ll need if this hurricane decides to head our way early next week!

Nice close up of a Main Stem ‘Bow. Photo: Jeff White

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

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18 (waning)

Pseudocloeon– Tiny BWO- #22-26

Stenonema stenocron(et al) – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (sporadic when cloudy)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 146 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 485 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 407 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 2,180 cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 3,190 cfs @ 53º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,140 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 64.3% – 150 CFS release