Delaware River Report / Conditions October 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016 Comments Off by

The Upper Delaware Wild and Scenic Creek is still low this morning with a flow of 406 cfs at Lordville.  The release from Cannonsville has been raised to 244 cfs this morning so we will se a very, very small bump in flows on the West Branch and Mainstem.  Very small.  We will have to live with this until they stop dropping the level of Lake Wallenpaupack.  Luckily we have had some very cool nights with a little frost so water temperatures are in great shape.  The wind made dry fly fishing tough yesterday but some fish were caught on top.  Blind fishing isonychias in the riffles seemed to be the best bet for surface action.  Nymphing and swinging wets are still the most effective methods.  We are seeing decent numbers of heptagenia and caddis mixed in with the olives.  The wind forecast looks better today with gusts staying under 10 mph.


Dan with a dry fly caught rainbow yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Dan with a dry fly caught rainbow yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

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 200 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 264 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 108 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 182 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 406 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 59 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 244 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 57 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.2%


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