Delaware River Report / Conditions October 29, 2020

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped again and the flow at Stilesville is 325 cfs.  This was done in anticipation of the runoff meeting the downstream flow targets.  If  Wunderground is correct we’ll see close to 2″ of rain mixed with some snow over the next two days.  We’re also in for quite a cold snap but we should warm back up early next week.  We’re still fishing small olives for the most part with the occasional small isonychia and caddis thrown in the mix.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 325 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 506 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 127 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 296 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 193 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 173 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 43.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72%

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2020

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped and the flow at Stilesville is 589 cfs and still falling at 6 am.  The release is 500 cfs.  We should see 1/4″ of rain today with another 1/2″ tomorrow.  They’re counting on the runoff to meet the downstrean flow targets.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South and the air temp will hit 54 degrees.  The olive hatches have been good on some sections.  Just keep out of the wind and you’ll find fish eating them.  There are still some caddis and isonychias around but the olives have been the most dependable.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 589 cfs  dropping
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs dropping
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 98 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 189 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,340 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 134 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 110 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 43.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72%

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2020

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We had a little rain overnight but not enough to change the flows.  The release from Cannonsville was bumped slightly and the flow at Stilesville is 1,060 cfs. Today will be 52 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  We’ll see a little bit of rain today and tomorrow but not enough to make a difference.  Yesterday was a decent day on tiny olives.  We may see some better rain Thursday and Friday but the air temps also drop.  We’ll warm back up over the weekend.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,060 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 94 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 181 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,340 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 96.1 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 43.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72%

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2020

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It’s a little warmer this morning with some light rain falling.  We’ll hit 54 degrees today with a little rain but not enough to affect the flows.  Wind will be 10 mph from the South.  Not ideal wind but way better than Saturday.  Yesterday was decent with light wind and a mix of clouds and sun.  The olives were out and people did find fish eating them.  Nymphing work well early before the hatch started.

Brandon found some fish yesterday.  John Loughlin photo

Brandon found some fish yesterday. John Loughlin photo

John found some fish too

John found some fish too

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 942 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,130 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 92 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 173 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,290 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 122 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 93 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 43.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2020

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped slightly and the flow at Stilesville is 888 cfs this morning.  Not much of a change.  The air temp is in the low 30’s this morning and will only reach the mid 50’s today.  We’re finally back to Fall weather.  Unlike yesterday wind shouldn’t be a factor at 2 mph from the East.  Gusts to 8 mph will feel like nothing after yesterday.  The cold night has dropped the water temps so it will take some time to warm up today.  We should see olives with a few isonychias hatching in the afternoon.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 888 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 90 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 171 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 127 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 93 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 43.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2020

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The release from Cannonsville was not changed overnight so the flow at Stilesville is still 915 cfs.  Today will be cooler with the air temp reaching 60 degrees.  The wind does not sound awesome at 12 mph from the North gusting to 20 mph.  If we’re lucky the gusts are spaced out and the fish will have time to get on the little olives in the afternoon.  Otherwise nymphs and streamers will be your best bets.  We’re settling into normal October weather and will have some nights in the 30’s this week.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 915 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,120 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 90 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 178 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,320 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 96 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 43.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 23, 2020

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The release from Cannonsville was micro adjusted down but not enough to make a difference.  The flow at Stilesville is 915 cfs.  Today looks like the last unseasonably warm day for a while at 70 degrees.  Tomorrow will feel like a more normal October in the high 50’s.  We’re still seeing a few heptagenia and isonychias but it mostly the small olives bringing the fish to net.  There are still a lot of caddis in the bushes and a few are hitting the water but that’s luck.  Nymphing and streamers should be the best bets early and then the olives in the slow pools in the afternoon.  Wind will be 7 mph with gusts to 12 so try to find a protected area in the afternoon.

 

An olive eater from yesterday

An olive eater from yesterday

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 915 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,120 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 92 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 181 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,330 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 135 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 101 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 44.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.2%

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 22, 2020

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We’re coming off a warm night and will hit 71 degrees today.  Wind will be 4 – 7 mph from the South.  We should have decent cloud cover most of the day.  We’re still finding a good number of olives mixed with some isonychias.  The caddis are still around but it’s been hit or miss seeing them on the water.  The tiny olives have been our best producer.  If you find fish on caddis they are most likely on the small tan ones rather than the October caddis.  There are still some heptagenia around and we found some spinners on the water the other day so keep an eye out fro those.  The release from Cannonsville has been bumped up slightly and the flow at Stilesville is 942 cfs.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 942 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 92 cfs 55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 189 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 138 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 940 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 104 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 46.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.6%

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 21, 2020

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Yesterday was a good day to be on the water.  Fishing underneath worked well early and then we had some dry fly fishing on olives and a couple of isonychias in the afternoon.  The flows are roughly the same this morning as yesterday. Today is going to be 71 degrees with some cloud cover.  Wind will be 7 – 10 mph from the South.

 

Pat McPartland with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Pat McPartland with a nice rainbow yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Pat McPartland releasing a brown yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Pat McPartland releasing a brown yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 888 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,180 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 94 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 194 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,270 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 141 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 940 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 108 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 46.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.6%

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2020

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Yesterday was a beautiful overcast fishing day and the wind wasn’t howling for a change.  Today looks the same at 63 degrees, 5 mph wind from the South, and less than 1/4″ of rain in the forecast.  This should be another good olive and isonychia day.  The release from Cannonsville was dropped slightly and the flow at Stilesville is 860 cfs.  The Mainstem will offer better wade opportunities but the West is doable.  Look for fish eating olives in the slower pools and tailouts.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 860 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 96 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 197 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,330 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 143 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 940 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 113 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 47%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.8%

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 19, 2020

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A small adjustment down on the release from Cannonsville and we are running 915 cfs at Stilesville.  The water temps are up a couple of degrees throughout the system due to the warmer night.  Accuweather is showing us at 58 degrees today with 1/4″ of rain.  Wind will be 5 mph from the South.  If Accuweather has the wind right this should be a decent olive and isonychia day.  Yesterday the wind was higher than in the forecast but there were some opportunities when it dropped in the afternoon.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 915 cfs
53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,110 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 92 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 197 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,360 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 146 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 940 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 113 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 49.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 18, 2020

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There is another good frost on the ground this morning so it will take a while to warm up.  We’ll eventually hit 59 degrees with some cloud cover and wind 8 – 14 mph from the South.  The release from Cannonsville was increased about 40 cfs.  The flow at Stilesville is 940 cfs this morning.  There is color in the West due to the release but it hasn’t bothered the fish or the bugs.  There were decent olives and isonychias on some stretches yesterday and the fish were happy.  There are even a few heptagenias still around.

 

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 942 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 94 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 211 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,330 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 154 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 940 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 122 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 49.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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