Delaware River Report / Conditions October 7, 2018

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The river flows are still dropping slowly throughout the system.  The Beaverkill is wadeable at 800 cfs.  Pepacton Reservoir is still spilling but the flow has leveled off at Downsville.  We had better reports of dry fly fishing yesterday with olives and some isonychias showing up in some river sections.  There is still quite a bit of water out there so watch for soft place the fish can set up.  The tail outs of long pools or edges of seams can be good spots right now.  The West Branch is still off color from the release.  It looks pretty good for streamer fishing which is what most people seem to be doing.  The cloud cover definitely helped the fishing yesterday.

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 2,180 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,350 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,350 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,980 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 809 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,050 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 6, 2018

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Pepacton is spilling this morning the the East Branch flow has risen slightly.  The rest of the river flows in the system have dropped back a bit.  The Beaverkill is  under 900 cfs.  the West Branch is dropping slower than the rest and we do have color in the river.  Olives, caddis, and some isonychias were out yesterday. There was a little dry fly activity on the system yesterday plus some streamer action.   The is no appreciable rain in the forecast for the rest of the weekend.

 

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 2,290 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,370 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,440 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,250 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 899 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,430 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2018

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We had a little more rain yesterday than the 1/10″ predicted by Wunderground.  All of the river flows jumped a bit but have now settled back to where they were yesterday morning.  The West Branch looks good for streamers this morning.  We did see a couple of fish rise yesterday.  Little olives are around plus we saw more caddis along the bushes than we’ve seen in quite a while.  The West is still off color but it doesn’t seem to bother the fish.  Less water would help the system at this point.  Wading is still not an option but the Beaverkill flow is down to 1,100 cfs and dropping.  If Wunderground is correct we shouldn’t see any precip until Sunday.  That should be .08″.

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 2,490 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,140 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,600 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,050 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,100 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,430 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 4, 2018

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All of the rivers in the system are dropping back slowly from the rain.  Wading is not an option yet but the Beaverkill is 1,230 cfs so keep an eye on that river for the first opportunity.  We have 1/10″ of rain in today’s forecast and then we’re dry for a few days.  Streamer fishing from a drift boat is your best bet.  Try different patterns until the fish react.  As the water drops there may be some fish eating olives in the really slow tailouts of long pools so bring a dry fly rod just in case.

 

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 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,450 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,190 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,760 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,050 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,230 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,560 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 3, 2018

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Yesterday’s rain started around lunch and continued all day with a few breaks.  It wasn’t necessarily heavy but it lasted long enough to blow the rivers out by early evening.  People did get some fishing in and had success on streamers before it got dark.  The West Branch is fine to float already this morning and we should continue to drop throughout the day.  It is off color and 2,790 cfs at Hale Eddy so it looks like another streamer day.  Wading is not an option anywhere on the system so stick to a drift boat if you’re going out today.  Luckily there is no real rain in the forecast for the rest of the week so we should settle back to normal over the next couple of days.

 

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 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,790 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,320 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,340 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,870 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,150 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,340 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 2, 2018

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Today’s forecast has been all over the place.  It looks like scattered thunderstorms so it’s tough to tell if we will get hit or not.  There is currently nothing near us on the radar but that should change around noon.  If there is a dramatic change in river conditions we’ll do a mid afternoon update.  Otherwise the rivers are in very similar shape as yesterday.  The Beaverkill will offer a few wade opportunities at 1,000 cfs and check the Willowemoc and other small streams for more.  The Cannonsville release is still 1,499 cfs and Hale Eddy is running 2,440 cfs with the runoff.  It is still off color coming from the dam but it is clear enough to fish both dries and streamers.

 

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 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,200 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,150 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,440 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,140 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,020 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 1, 2018

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The river flows are still dropping slowly but are still high for this time of year.  Wading is still not an option but if the Beaverkill drops below 1,000 cfs there will be some opportunities.  Keep an eye on that gauge first.  The West Branch is still off color but fishable.  Part of the color is coming from the release but there are also a couple of feeder streams still pushing some mud.  It doesn’t seem to bother the fish and we are finding fish on streamers and a few eating small olives here and there.  Hopefully the runoff subsides and the release is cut back later this week.  That should clear a lot of the color and give us more dry fly suitable water.  We should have clouds all day with the air temp hitting 70 degrees.

 

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 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,180 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,830 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,910 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,210 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 30, 2018

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The river flows are still dropping slowly but at least they are headed in the right direction.  Yesterday was an odd mix of clouds and sun that made you put and take your jacket off most of the day.  The fish seemed a little happier and were eating streamers.  We did have reports of some dry fly activity in the long slow pools but count on streamers as your best bet.  If you do see risers try isonychias or small olives.  The West Branch still has quite a bit of color to it but the fish don’t seem to mind.  Fishing should improve as the water levels drop.  Last night’s air temp dropped down to 41 degrees so it definitely feels like Fall now.  Wading is still not an option at these flows so stick with a boat.

 

Travis with a nice fish from yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Travis with a nice fish from yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

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 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,500 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,370 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,680 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,280 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,570 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,590 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 29, 2018

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It did not rain yesterday.  There is still a lot of water in the feeder streams but the river flows are dropping.  We need them to come down quite a bit before wading is a good option but fishing from a drift boat is fine.  At these levels streamers are still the best option.  Change them up every pool or two if you’re not finding fish until they start to react.  There were quite a few olives hatching yesterday but it’s tough to find fish rising in these flows.  If you pick the right long tailout or pool you may get lucky and find some dry fly action.  The 10 day forecast looks clear until Tuesday.

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 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,860 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,670 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,130 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,940 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,310 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,070 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 28, 2018

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We have some light rain this morning that should end in the next hour.  The flow at Hale Eddy is similar to yesterday morning at 3,530 cfs.  The clouds should stick around all day.  It looks like another streamer day with a long shot at dry flies in the long pools and eddys.  Streamers are definitely your best bet so keep trying different colors, sizes, and sink rates until you find out what the fish are looking for.  There are no wading opportunities so stick to drift boats.  The is no rain in the forecast through the weekend so the rivers should begin to drop and get better each 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 1,490 cfs 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,530 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,060 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,470 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 10,200 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,810 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,940 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 27, 2018

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We were hit with a little more rain than expected in the evening and the river flows jumped a bit overnight.  Most of the river flows are dropping again with the Mainstem at Lordville just cresting.  The rivers are up and off color so if you’re going to fish it looks like a streamer day.  We’ll have mostly cloudy skies today with a chance of thunderstorms tonight.  We’re hoping they slide around us.  Wading is not suggested right now so stay in a drift boat.  The rivers should drop quickly once we stop getting rain every other 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 1,490 cfs 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,250 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,240 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 7,560 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 14,700 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,320 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,870 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 26, 2018

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All of the rivers are high and off color this morning but the flows are already dropping.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 1,499 cfs.    We just had steady rain yesterday but it came down for hours.  We should see the feeder streams drop quickly and the main rivers should clear.  The West Branch will have the fall color to it if they keep the release high.  We have some light rain in the forecast today and tomorrow but Wunderground is predicting around 1/4″.  The weekend looks good with air temps in the 60’s, clouds, and luckily no rain in the forecast right now.  Today looks like a streamer day but if you’re out there bring a dry fly rod and watch the long, slower edges of tailouts.  You may get lucky and find a few fish eating olives in 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 1,470 cfs 63°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,420 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,750 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 6,570 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 13,100 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,320 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,220 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.6%

 

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