Delaware River Report / Conditions October 21, 2014

Oct 21, 2014 Comments Off by

We had a little rain overnight but so far the flows on the system have barely budged.  Yesterday fished well for October with pseudos and a few Isonychias on sections of the Mainstem.  The wind picked up a little but never became a real problem.  We are looking at sporadic light showers over the next few days with air temps peaking in the low 50’s.  I hope Accuweather is correct on their wind predictions with gusts only reaching 4 mph today.  This could turn out to be a great olive afternoon.  The entire system remains wadeable and the flow at Stilesville is 171 cfs this morning. The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 50 degrees this morning.

It seems NY forgot how to ramp down the releases from Cannonsville.  Hopefully not too many redds were exposed on the upper West Branch this week.

 

NY can protect spawning fish from anglers but not from their own water policies.

NY can protect spawning trout from anglers but not from their own water policies.

Hatching:

Olive/Sulphurs #18 -20 H. hebe

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 171 cfs @ 56º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 362 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 344 cfs @ 48º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,000 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 118 cfs @ N/A

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