Delaware River Report / Conditions October 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017 Comments Off by

Today looks like a good fishing day.  We should have clouds moving in by late afternoon with some very light rain without much accumulation.  Winds should stay low between 5 – 10 mph.  The West Branch is still running over 900 cfs at Hale Eddy.  It is possible to wade some areas but the better wading will be on the other rivers in the System.  The West is pin perfect shape for throwing streamers from a boat.  Usually by the second day of a release increase enough of the algae has filtered out to make it doable.  Some of the bigger pools may have a fish or two rising in the afternoon so definitely bring a dry fly rod.  If you fish the lower East Branch keep an eye on the water temperature.  It crept up towards 68 degrees yesterday afternoon in the sunshine.

 

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 788 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 911 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 110 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 362 cfs
62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,440 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 166 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 917 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 95 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 57%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 78%

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