Delaware River Report / Conditions October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday was definitely warmer- it actually felt hot in the afternoon sun.  The wind was manageable and overall it was a pleasant day to be fishing.  We saw a good mix of tiny olives, caddis, some hebes, and some isonychia spinners.  The fish were sporadic in the bright sun.  They were much happier in the shade and then after the sun dropped behind the hills.  The West Branch is still running high with color.  It’s your best bet for streamer fishing and it is clear enough for fish to eat off the surface if they have the food.  The East Branch is low and very clear.  The Mainstem is a bit on the low side but a decent blend of the two rivers.  You’ll have some color and can wade it well.  The best of both worlds.  We will keep the sun for the next few days but may see some clouds roll in over the weekend.  Air temperatures will stay unseasonably warm.  It’s been a very pleasant Fall so far


Upright wing Iso Spinner on the East Branch

Upright wing Iso Spinner on the East Branch


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 72 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 206 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 85 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,044 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 62 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 51.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 77.9%


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