Delaware River Report / Conditions October 1, 2012

Oct 01, 2012 Comments Off by

UPDATE – the release from Cannonsville has been dropped to (most likely) 150 cfs as we are now in October. This happened after I had posted the blog this morning.

REMINDER – If you have a NY State fishing license, it expired yesterday – go get a new one, or order online at:

So yesterday was definitely an “interesting” day over all. The bugs and fish went crazy mid-afternoon during, and shut right down both the second the sun came back out, and the second it hid behind the hills, forcing the temperature to drop what felt like 30 degrees. We also experienced some crazy rain smack dab in the middle of the day – with the sun out. Definitely one of the stranger weather days I have seen here on the river. However, when the bugs were out, we had good numbers of heptagenias and Isos, and some staggering numbers of caddis out and about, with fish sporadically eating them. Stupid caddis. Today, we’re looking at a warmer day, with less chance of rain / weather at any point, and unfortunately at little bit of sun mixed in. Let’s hope it hides behind the clouds, and becomes a non-factor, and allows the great hatches we’ve been having to continue!


Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Pseudocloeon- Tiny BWO- #22-26

Epeorus vitreus – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Ephemerella invaria – Large Sulphurs / Light Cahills – #14 (waning)

Ephemerella deficiens- Dark. BWO -#12-20 (when cloudy)

Ephemerella attenuata- Light BWO- #16-20 (when cloudy)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (sporadic when cloudy)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 331 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 435 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 219 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,350 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,890 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 710 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 54.8% – 150 CFS release




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