Delaware River Report / Conditions October 1, 2018

Oct 01, 2018 Comments Off by

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.


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:

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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