Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017 Comments Off by

The wind made fishing tough yesterday.  It felt like upstream 15 mph all day long.  That kind of wind makes it tough to set the boat and to cast.  If you found a place to hide it was comfortable.  The wind pushed most people to streamers and nymphs with mixed results.  We are in the midst of a decent weather change so the front may have something to do with it.  We had a little rain overnight but the real story today is going to be the air temperature.  We dropped back in to the 40’s overnight and will only climb into the low 50’s today.  Tonight we drop back into the high 20’s.  The we gradually warm up during the week to temps in the high 60’s and low 70’s.  The wind may start off high this morning but at least it’s downstream today.  It may start off as a streamer day but we may see some surface activity if the wind drops in the late afternoon.

 

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 915 cfs
57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,040 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 78 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 229 cfs
60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,210 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 96 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 993 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 70 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 55.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 77.9%

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