Delaware River Report / Conditions October 18, 2017

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased slightly to 1,044 cfs.  That won’t be a noticeable flow change on the river.  We are getting back into the abnormally warm temperatures we’ve had most of the Fall.  We should see 66 degrees, light winds, and sunshine by mid afternoon.  Olives are still the main hatch if you’re looking for surface feeders.  There are some caddis around but most of them are being eaten under the surface.  Think wet flies and pupa patterns.  Streamers were producing again.  Even that seems to fish better when the flows are steadier.  We still have color in the West Branch coming out of the dam.  This may be a good day to do a West Branch streamer run and end up on the Mainstem looking for rising fish in the afternoon.


Frank found a nice one yesterday.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Frank found a nice one yesterday. Photo by Bob Lewis


Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
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 969 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 70 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 211 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,270 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 88 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,044 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 66 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 52.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 77.9%


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