Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 No Comments by

Yesterday was one of the nicest days we’ve had in quite a while.  Maybe a little too much sun for the fish but it was a great day to be outside.  It looks like Pepacton has stopped spilling.  The water temps throughout the system climbed with yesterday’s heat and are starting off higher than normal this morning.  The Beaverkill is down to 589 cfs at Cooks Falls offering decent wading.  The West Branch is still coming out of Cannonsville off color but has been fishing okay with streamers.  Olives, caddis, and a few isonychias are being seen on other river sections.  Today will be warm again with some light rain moving in during the afternoon.  the rain / clouds may help the dry fly fishing.  We should see less than 1/4″ of rain by tomorrow morning.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,010 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 871 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,880 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 589 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 806 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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