Delaware River Report / Conditions October 2, 2017

Oct 02, 2017 Comments Off by

The weather is warming up a bit again despite the frost warnings this morning.  We should have another day of 70 degrees with sunshine making for a pleasant Fall afternoon.  The bright sun has made the fish a little hesitant to rise so nymphing was probably a better option yesterday.  Once the sun drops we are seeing decent numbers of olives mixed with our normal array of players.  We are still doing better on smaller nymphs since most of the food is small right now.  Caddis pupa and wets mimicking the hatching and egg laying caddis out there should be productive.  The West Branch still has some color in it but streamers have been more productive in low light conditions.

 

Dave with a nice WB brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Dave with a nice WB brown yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

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 1,200 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,330 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 85 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 224 cfs
55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,550 cfs
54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 84 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,207 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 59 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 66.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.9%

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