Delaware River Report / Conditions October 12, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 481 cfs until further notice.  This is a good level for wading and floating.   The lower flow should concentrate the olives making them more appealing and easier for the fish to rise to.  It will make it skinny in spots on the Mainstem since the East Branch has little water right now.  We are starting off with clouds this morning that should give way to sun in the afternoon.  Once the sun pops look for shaded banks like always.  The West is dropping fairly quickly so wading should be no problem even this morning.  Nymphing will pick up in the lower water levels too.  It looks like the rain is done for the next week but we should have clouds in and out- plus they change the forecast every hour.

 

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 518 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 108 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 310 cfs
60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 128 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 481 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 84 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 56.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 78%

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