Delaware River Report / Conditions October 21, 2017

Oct 21, 2017 Comments Off by

We are looking at another sunny day with air temperatures reaching the low 70’s!  Yesterday was nice but windy.  Today’s wind should be light and variable peaking around 5 mph according to Wunderground.  It looks like another pleasant week ahead with temperatures staying a bit high for the end of October.  We’re still seeing olives and a few heptagenia and isonychias.  The dry fly fishing has been better on the wider streams  in the slower pools.  The West Branch is still running high from the release and has some color to it.  There is still good streamer opportunity on the West with a possibility of finding a few risers.

 

Hatching:

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
59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 70 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 196 cfs
51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs
55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 80 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,044 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 56 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 50%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 77.9%

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