Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2016 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been dropped to 312 cfs this morning on the following schedule:

8 am 396 cfs
10 am 312 cfs

There doesn’t seem to any water coming in from below to meet the downstream flow targets so it looks like they are anticipating the rain to bring the flows back up.  Weatherunderground is calling for .6″ today, .6″ tomorrow, and right around .25″ on Saturday.  The initial rain will soak right into the dry ground but if the amounts in the forecast are accurate we should see some decent runoff.  We are still seeing some olives, heptagenia, and isonychias on the water but streamers still seem to be the most productive method.  If we do get the rain and runoff streamer fishing should get better over the weekend.

 

Ron and Terry with a nice one yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Ron and Terry with a nice one yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 510 cfs
60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 767 cfs
58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 289 cfs
52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,230 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 53 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 312 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 48 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 36.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 66.2%

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