Delaware River Report / Conditions October 10, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been increased to 917 cfs this morning.  This flush of water will bring additional color and algae in the water – especially on the upper WB.  Dry fly and nymph fishing will be better on the East, Main, and Beaverkill.  Streamers have been working well on the West and that should continue with the higher flow.  We my have some sun this afternoon but overall it looks like we’re in for a cloudy week with maybe some light rain here and there.  There were a few olives and isonychias on the water yesterday but most of our fish were landed on caddis fished in the riffles.  The bushes are loaded with them so it’s a good time to work the shaded banks when they get active.

And we're back up

And we’re back up

Hatching:

Slate Drake #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer SulphursStenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 846 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 918 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 115 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 478 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,140 cfs
63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 315 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 917 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 124 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 59.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 78.8%

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