Delaware River Report / Conditions October 15, 2017

Oct 15, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday looked decent on paper but never really reached it’s dry fly potential.  We had clouds, winds were tolerable and things looked good.  We did have rising water on the West Branch and Mainstem as a result of the recent Yo Yo releases.  Today looks similar weather wise but the water has been pretty steady for 24 hours.  Hopefully things settle down and the olives and isonychias come today.  In the meantime there were a lot of people throwing streamers on the West with mixed results.  Fish were landed but not as many as expected.  Today is a new day.
The Yo Yo releases need to stop

 

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 832 cfs
57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 944 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 74 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 226 cfs
58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,170 cfs
58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 97 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 853 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 66 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 55.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 77.9%

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