Delaware River Report / Conditions October 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 467 cfs.  We’re not sure how long the current release will last.  There is a 4 hour whitewater release tomorrow on the Mongaup that would help meet downstream flow targets for a short time.  That release should be about 900 cfs.  There are no scheduled releases from Lake Wallenpaupack.  There is no rain in the short term forecast.  The Delaware at Barryville, NY above Lackawaxen is 1,400 cfs and dropping.  So once the Mongaup water filters through we should see a bump in our release again.  And remember they have to time it to reach Montague NJ.

The dry fly action started late yesterday afternoon.  There were some isonychia spinners and olives but the real story were the caddis.  They came out in good numbers and some were actually on the water.  The fish never got steady – just the nature of caddis fishing but if you watched carefully you could find fish to target and get to eat.  Early in the day streamers and nymphs were the best option.  Fish did hit iso dry flies as we were picking them back up so an iso wet fly would have probably done well.  We’ll hit 67 degrees today with mostly sunshine.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.  It looks very similar to yesterday.


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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 417 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 715 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 120 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 344 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 148 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 467 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 124 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 46.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 68.8%


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