Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017 Comments Off by

Another day of steady release.  The West Branch remains the same and the East is dropping slightly- although it can’t drop too much more.  We’re in for another day that doesn’t feel like October.  We should see air temperatures in the mid 60’s, sunshine, and a downstream wind around 10 mph.  It’s actually pretty pleasant to be out on the water for this time of year.  There is still color coming out of Cannonsville so the West Branch is still in streamer shape.  Bring some little olives too for the big slow tailouts.  The East Branch is low so there’s not a lot of moving water to work.  The Mainstem remains relatively low but it’s great for wading.  We’re still finding most of the fish in the big slow pools and the fish seem to be moving a lot while they eat.  If they pass by you in a big pool give them a little bit to complete the round and come back by.  Lots of cruisers lately.


Caddis seem to be doing well on the East

Caddis seem to be doing well on the East


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 1,110 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 70 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 201 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,310 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 83 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,044 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 58 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 51%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 77.9%


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