Delaware River Report / Conditions October 22, 2018

Oct 22, 2018 No Comments by

Yesterday was windy with some sleet thrown in for good measure.  There were some decent periods in there and luckily there was no accumulation.  Today we’re back on a warming trend.  We should see sunshine, winds 5 – 10, and an air temp approaching 50 degrees.  That’s probably the best conditions you can  ask for at the end of October.  Caddis and small olives will be your best bet for dry fly action.  Watch the long slow pools.  We still have quite a bit of water out there.  The fish will set up in the slower water.  The caddis eats will be sporadic since they won’t be on the water with any consistency.  If you see a one timer it’s definitely worth throwing too this time of year.  Streamer fishing will probably be the most effective method.  Change colors and sizes until the fish tell you what they want.

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 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 853 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,610 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,750 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 507 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 928 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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