Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2012

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To be totally honest (standard operating procedure on THIS blog at least), yesterday was one big disappointment. After all the anticipation and despite PERFECT weather / water conditions, we only had a brief window of activity on the water, with very few fish even taking advantage of it. That ‘activity’ lasted from about 11:30 to maybe 1:30 at the longest part, and as Jeff put it when I asked him what was hatching his response was, “Size 42 Pseudos. Oh, and we saw three isos. And one steno. And no one got eaten.” As such, I’m not optimistic about our chances today, especially considering we may have the first few winds from the “Frankenstorm” making their way to us later this afternoon. If we lose power over the next few days, I will try to continue to give river updates if possible. Since they are already staging all the PenElec trucks for a run to the cities, we may be without power for awhile up here if it hits.


Yep. This could be fun.

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 @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 404 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 345 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,770 cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 2,520 cfs @ 54º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 836 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 65.0% – 150 CFS release