Delaware River Report / Conditions October 22, 2018

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Yesterday was windy with some sleet thrown in for good measure.  There were some decent periods in there and luckily there was no accumulation.  Today we’re back on a warming trend.  We should see sunshine, winds 5 – 10, and an air temp approaching 50 degrees.  That’s probably the best conditions you can  ask for at the end of October.  Caddis and small olives will be your best bet for dry fly action.  Watch the long slow pools.  We still have quite a bit of water out there.  The fish will set up in the slower water.  The caddis eats will be sporadic since they won’t be on the water with any consistency.  If you see a one timer it’s definitely worth throwing too this time of year.  Streamer fishing will probably be the most effective method.  Change colors and sizes until the fish tell you what they want.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,010 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 853 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,610 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,750 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 507 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 928 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 21, 2018

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We woke up to some decent wind with a little rain this morning.  Some of the higher elevations in the area have seen a little snow but so far we’ve been lucky.  Wind gust will be around 20 mph and the air temp should only hit 37 degrees so dress appropriately.  It’s going to be colder for the next couple of days but we should see a slight warmup on Tuesday.  Streamer fishing is probably your best bet with today’s winds.  There are still enough leaves on the trees that you may find a few protected areas.

 

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,130 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 902 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,960 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 568 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 855 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2018

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Yesterday was one of the nicest days we’ve had in quite a while.  Maybe a little too much sun for the fish but it was a great day to be outside.  It looks like Pepacton has stopped spilling.  The water temps throughout the system climbed with yesterday’s heat and are starting off higher than normal this morning.  The Beaverkill is down to 589 cfs at Cooks Falls offering decent wading.  The West Branch is still coming out of Cannonsville off color but has been fishing okay with streamers.  Olives, caddis, and a few isonychias are being seen on other river sections.  Today will be warm again with some light rain moving in during the afternoon.  the rain / clouds may help the dry fly fishing.  We should see less than 1/4″ of rain by tomorrow morning.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,010 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 871 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,880 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 589 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 806 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 19, 2018

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We’re starting off with a good frost this morning with an air temp in the low 30’s.  By mid afternoon we should have sunshine and an air temp of 57 degrees.  Today looks like a good afternoon to hunt the mainstem for fish eating olives in the slow pools.   Give it a chance to warm up.  Streamers are still a good bet on the West Branch since it is still coming out of the dam off color. The Beaverkill / Willowemoc are in the best shape for wading.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bride is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,050 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 890 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,900 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 629 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 882 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 18, 2018

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The sun popped out for a bit yesterday and felt good with the lower air temp.  The wind was off and on but wasn’t too bad for most of the day.  The river flows are still dropping slowly as the feeder streams continue to drop.  We are still finding olives, caddis, and a few isos in the longer pools.  Otherwise streamer fishing has worked well on the West Branch.  Today is going to be cooler with sunshine.  We’ll warm back up a bit tomorrow and have a slight chance of rain on Saturday.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bride is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,120 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 939 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,920 cfs 45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,160 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 720 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 963 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2018

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We have cloud cover now with some rain coming around lunch time.  Total precipitation should only be around 1/10″ so we should come through just fine.  Olives and caddis are making up most of the bugs we’re seeing out there.  There are still some isonychias but we’ll see fewer as the temps drop.  The West Branch is still coming out of the dam off color and looks geed for streamer fishing.  Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bride is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,140 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,060 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,060 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,510 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 766 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,040 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2018

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We had light rain and clouds for most of the day yesterday.  The rivers look good this morning abut are slightly higher.  The Beaverkill flow is under 1,000 cfs and along with the Willowemoc offers the best wade opportunity.  The West Branch is still off color from the release but we are catching fish up here.  Streamers to start with but there is a chance of dry fly action in the evening.  The Mainstem is in great shape and has had most of the hatching.  We are coming off a night in the low 30’s so it will take a bit for everything to warm up today.  We should see 50 degrees and sunshine by the afternoon.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,280 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,190 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,330 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,810 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 935 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,340 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 15, 2018

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Yesterday was a decent day to be on the water.  Small olives and caddis were the main patterns we needed.  Streamers worked well early on other sections. The cloud cover was decent with a few patches of sunshine thrown in.  We have clouds this morning with 1/4″ of rain coming throughout the afternoon.  It looks spread out over most of the day so we shouldn’t see any isolated heavy periods of rain.  Olives, caddis, and a few isonychias should cover your dry fly selections.  The West Branch is still off color so streamers are a good choice there.  Water levels are still high so the best wading opportunities are on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.

Lida with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Lida with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,140 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,700 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 814 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 951 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 14, 2018

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We had more rain than they forecast yesterday but it didn’t raise the river levels much. They’re already on their way back down again. It was a mix of rain, sun and wind out there – a perfect day for fishing streamers. There was also some rising fish near the end of the day. Make sure to watch the tail outs of the pools and have your spinners handy. We had a chilly night and today is starting off in the 30’s but will warm up once the sun breaks through. The Beaverkill is back to a wadeable level and is your best option if on foot today.

Peter found a brown showing off it's fall coloring. Photo by Bruce Miller

Peter found a brown showing off it’s fall coloring. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,230 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,440 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,210 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 954 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,130 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 13, 2018

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There’s light rain falling this morning which should end by mid-day. The water levels have been slowly falling throughout the system, this morning’s rain shouldn’t raise them drastically. However, Pepacton on the East Branch has been spilling so the upper East Branch will decrease more slowly. The water temperatures are lower today due to the cool night. Today is a good day for fishing streamers from a boat, but have that dry fly rod with you for opportunities later in the day.

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,370 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,230 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,540 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,390 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,040 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,100 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 12, 2018

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It rained for most of the day yesterday with some heavier showers at times. The levels throughout the system are high today – wading is not an option. However, it looks like we’re done with the rain for a few days so the levels should decrease over the weekend. Today we have windy conditions and much cooler temperatures. According to the 10-day forecast, we should be in our normal fall weather for the next week. The West Branch is off-color but not muddy. Throw streamers at the slow edges and in the tails of the pools.

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,700 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,240 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,630 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,120 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,740 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,740 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.0%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 11, 2018

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There’s light rain falling this morning and the gauges are just starting to register the additional water. The forecast calls for rain off and on for most of the day but nothing torrential which should keep the feeder creeks from getting too muddy. Start with streamers but keep that dry fly rod handy as the rain ends later this afternoon. We saw several different varieties of spinners in the evening (olives, Isos and Stenos), along with brown caddis.

Iso spinner hitching a ride.

Iso spinner hitching a ride.

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 61°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,020 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 883 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,660 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,690 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 678 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.0%

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