Delaware River Report / Conditions October 9, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped slightly to 186 cfs.  This still leaves massive amounts of exposed river bed on the Mainstem.  Water temperatures are fine and if you do fish down there you certainly do not need chest waders.  It’s pretty damn sad that we cannot get a small amount of water released to cover the river bottom.  In the Spring DEP put out a press release about being “Good Neighbors” to the downstream users.  We’re going to delve into that one over the winter.

Nymphs and wet flies still provided the most action yesterday.  There were some fish rising but most fish were feeding underneath.  Smaller flies are working better right now for both nymphs and dries.  There are some isonychias around but the majority of insects were seeing are small olives, heptagenia, and small caddis.

 

Lordville under 500 cfs

Lordville under 500 cfs

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 163 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 274 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 110 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 196 cfs
56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 480 cfs
58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 64 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 186 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 62 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 8, 2016

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Nymphs and wet flies have still been the best bet for landing fish.  There are some fish eating on top but most seem to be chasing caddis pupa in the water column.  We have a good chance of some light rain today with winds staying below 10 mph.  This could be a good olive day and definitely carry your isonychias.

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped again down to 235 cfs.  The downstream flow targets are being met by Lake Wallenpaupack releases.  Water temperatures have not been an issue due to the cold nights.  The issue is now exposed river bed.  On October 4th the flow at Stilesville dropped from close to 700 cfs down to 150 cfs is one day.  The Mainstem then dropped just as quickly with the flow at Lordville dropping below 500 cfs on October 5th.  A quick severe drop like that strands all sorts of river life in the gravel.
This is an odd situation since we are caught in the 5 year Wallenpaupack drawdown that will drop that lake 5 feet below normal.  It’s not surprising.  What is surprising is the lack of consideration for the health of the river between the dams and the mouth of the Lackawaxen.
When people used to talk about the trout fishery it always ended in Callicoon.  After a while it moved up to temperature targets in Hankins.  Now everyone talks about targets at Lordville.  It seems like if certain people get their way we’ll all be talking about targets at Hale Eddy in a couple of years.

And the Park Service will have to rename the Upper Delaware Wild and Scenic River to the more accurate Upper Delaware Wild and Scenic Creek

Exposed river bed on the Mainstem October 5th.  It' still exposed today

Exposed river bed on the Mainstem October 5th. It’ still exposed today

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 198 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 320 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 110 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 196 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 576 cfs
60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 235 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 64 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.2%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 7, 2016

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The Cannonsville release has been increased to 320 cfs this morning until further notice – or no notice and we find out by checking the USGS site every two hours.  So the yo yo continues.  Yesterday seemed to be a day of caddis pupa with most fish either landed by swinging wet flies or nymphing.  There were a couple of fish landed on dry flies but the people fishing underneath had better success.  Today looks like a mirror image of yesterday.  Saturday is our best chance of clouds and light rain with precipitation of less than 1/4″.  Our release for the weekend will be totally dependent on what they do with Lake Wallenpaupack.  We’ll put up an update if we find anything out.

 

Th Yo Yo continues

The Yo Yo continues

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 263 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 385 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 112 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 201 cfs
56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 538 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 67 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 320 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 69 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.2%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 6, 2016

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The cool nights have kept water temperatures in check despite the low water.  We are in for a couple of days of sun and light wind with a possible light rain on Saturday.  There are fish eating little olives on top with some fish eating isonychias on some arts of the system.  We did see quite a few fish chasing caddis pupa yesterday so swinging wet flies should work well.  Nymphing in the low water will work before the dry fly action starts.  Look for deeper water to nymph once the fog burns off and the sun hits the water.
The release from Cannonsville has been cut back again as the yo yo releases continue.  The release is 150 cfs this morning.  The Mainstem flow at Lordville is 494 cfs.  Of all the crazy release BS we’ve seen over the years this has to be way up there.

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 131 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 252 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 112 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 201 cfs
56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 494 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 150 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 78 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville Reservoir is 226 cfs this morning.  This is up from the 150 cfs they had dropped us to yesterday afternoon.  We were at 580 cfs yesterday afternoon.  They did some worthless ramp down that so quick the graph looks like a free fall to 150 cfs.  Then this morning they micro adjust us up to 226 cfs.  The downstream flow targets are being met by releases from the Lake Wallenpaupack draw down.  This happens every 5 years so it’s not really a surprise.  It’s unfortunate that we end up getting these yo yo releases.  The cost of water to level these releases out would be minimal while the benefit to the downstream users would be huge.
The river seemed to fish well yesterday with more fish being landed.  Fish were landed on dries, streamers, and nymphs.  The clouds stuck around for the most part and the rain held off.  Isos, Heptagenia, and small olives.  Luckily the release was dropped mid day so people downstream still had decent flows to fish.  Today looks like a pleasant fall day with an air temperature of 70, some sun, and very light winds around 3 mph.

 

Phil with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Phil with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 179 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 229 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 117 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 208 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 623 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 226 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 78 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 4, 2016

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This morning’s release from Cannonsville has been cut back to 585 cfs.  Yesterday we had a bit more sun than expected but the clouds dd move in and out during the day.  Streamers and wet flies seemed to be the best bet but some people were able to find some fish eating on top.  We did see some spinners in the air in the evening but they didn’t hit the water until well after dark.  Today’s weather should be similar to yesterday- mostly overcast with little or no precipitation.  Wind gusts should be a bit lower peaking around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 

Samantha with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Theo May

Samantha with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Theo May

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 538 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 692 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 120 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 218 cfs
58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,040 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 68 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 585 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 85 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 46.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 3, 2016

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We had a slight bump in the release from Cannonsville to 738 cfs.  At this level the West Branch is still in decent shape for wading and floating.  There is only 232 cfs at Fishs Eddy which leaves the East Branch wadeable.  The Main is in good shape for wading and floating.  Today looks like a great weather day with clouds, a slight chance of light rain, and winds 6 mph and below. Yesterday was a mixed day with some streamer action, some wet fly actions, and some fish eating  olives on top.  It seemed to vary by section but the fish are eating.  We’ve also seen a few fish caught on light cahills and isonychias.  The caddis are around and will eventually hit the water offering some really good fishing.

Jared with an nice fish to start October.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Jared with an ice fish to start October. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 688 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 834 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 232 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 71 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 738 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 99 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 2, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville Reservoir is 696 cfs this morning.  This leaves the West Branch is decent shape for both floating and wading.  The Mainstem will rise a little this mornign but will also remain good for wading and floating.  The East Branch temperatures are decent this morning.  We had a little more rain come down over night but not enough to bring up the flow.  It is in decent shape for wading and we have been hearing some reports of fish being landed on the lower stretches.  We have another cloudy day ahead of us but the chance of any significant rain is very slim.  Wind gusts should peak around 6 mph.  Wet flies and caddis pupa have been working for the nymphers while small dark streamers are taking some fish.  We are seeing some isonychias in spots.  They still seem a little spotty but some people are finding decent numbers of them.  Most of the dry fly action has been on small olives in the afternoon.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 642 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 761 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 255 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 848 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 72 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 696 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 110 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 1, 2016

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The Release hotline is saying we have a release from Cannonsville of 461 cfs this morning.  The Stilesville Gage is showing a flow of 391 cfs.  It has been around 8 hours since the last flow yo yo so I guess someone felt it was time to mix it up.  The runoff and releases from Wallenpaupack and Rio must be meeting the downstream flow requirements so we have been cut back again.  This winter we’ll put up some posts looking at how often the Upper Mainstem hit 70 degrees,   how they gradually ramped the flows up and down (or didn’t), and how often they let the temperatures on the lower West Branch climb unnecessarily high.  We could also look at all the days the West Branch releases were very high while the East Branch was dry and hitting 75 degrees but I’m not sure we have enough bandwidth to cover that BS.  In November the first thing we should look at is when they released additional water this season, how many times, and why.
We did find some fish eating on top yesterday with a mix of small olives and isonychias.  Some people found success swinging caddis pupa in the riffles.  Today looks like another good weather day with some light rain and an overcast sky.  Winds will be light under 10 mph.

 

Rob found a riser yesterday,  Photo by Jared Makowski

Rob found a riser yesterday, Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 394 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 570 cfs falling
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 258 cfs
56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 974 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 79 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 461 cfs  not correct
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 104 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 30, 2016

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10:30 am update.  Weatherunderground has increased our precipitation forecast to 1/2″

 

And we wake up to another ridiculous move.  Someone finally realized that the forecasted rain wasn’t going to increase the flows enough to meet the downstream targets so the release from Cannonsville has been raised to 589 cfs.  The Mainstem flow at Lordville hit an unbelievable low of 553 cfs.  For years we have watched them prematurely drop the releases counting on rain to meet the Montague target and for years we have watched the yo yo release increase when that rain misses us.  Nothing has changed.

The West Branch  is now back in good shape for wading and floating.  The Mainstem will come up a bit with the increased release but should settle in by evening.  Olives, isonychias and caddis have been out in good numbers when the river isn’t screwed up from Yo Yo releases.  We are beginning to see a few Heptagenia hebes on the water plus the flying ants are around.  During the off hatch times we have been doing well with small dark woolly buggers and smaller pheasant tails and hare’s ears.  We may see a 1/4″ of rain today with most of it falling in the morning.  We have been dry so we expect most of the precipitation to soak into the ground. They are still calling for decent cloud cover and light rain through Tuesday.  If they stop screwing with the release it should fish well over the next few days.

 

up again.  The last 4 days of yo yo releases

up again. The last 4 days of yo yo releases

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 567 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 516 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 117 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 180 cfs
58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 553 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 67 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 589 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 75 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 29, 2016

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Ridiculous.  Yesterday the release from Cannonsville was 568 cfs.  The Stilesville graph shows an increase to 800 cfs late yesterday.  This morning the release has been cut back to 300 cfs.  Again regardless of the press there is absolutely zero concern or respect for the people downstream of the dams and the Flexible Flow Management Plan doesn’t seem all that flexible when it concerns the downstream habitat.

We have some rain this morning that should help the dry fly fishing.  Olives and isonychias mixed with a few caddis.  The weather forecast is now calling for light rain through Tuesday.  It should fish well if the forecast holds and wading will certainly be easy.

Ridiculous

Ridiculous.  Yo Yo

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 296 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 396 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 122 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 184 cfs
59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 924 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 71 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 300 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 81 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 49.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 28, 2016

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The West Branch flow is down slightly and the Cannonsville release is 568 cfs.  This keeps the river at a good level for wading and floating.  Today should be another day of clear skies but we should see some rain moving in overnight.  Weatherunderground has rain in the forecast through the weekend.  Most of the precipitation should soak into the ground.  The cloud cover will be nice after another day of sun yesterday.  Hopefully the clouds and light rain help keep the olives and the isonychias on the surface of the water longer.  The wind will be up a bit today gusting around 11 mph from the south.  The leaves are still on the trees so there are still quite a few protected areas where the wind wouldn’t be noticeable.

 

Good numbers of evening caddis

Good numbers of evening caddis

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 538 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 643 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 127 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 196 cfs
59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 857 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 78 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 568 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 88 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 49.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.3%

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