Delaware River Report / Conditions October 23, 2019

Oct 23, 2019 Comments Off by

The heavy rain held off for most of yesterday.  The trick was staying out of the wind.  Some river sections had decent numbers of pseudos mixed with a couple isonychias.  The caddis seemed to stay in the bushes.  Most of the risers we found were in the slower foam lines and tailouts since the pseudos were size 24 ish.  The rain came heavier after dark and the rivers are up a bit this morning but not as much as we expected.  The clouds should give way to sunshine today.  The air temp will be close to 60 with wind 10 – 15 mph from the West.

 

Patrick with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Patrick with a nice rainbow yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

The border water on the West Branch and Mainstem are open to fishing year round.  The Upper West that flows only in NY is closed.  That puts it roughly around the Beaver Mountain Log Homes display on Rte 17.  The lower EB stays open until November 30th.  Check here for exact regulations:  http://www.eregulations.com/newyork/fishing/delaware-county/

Hatching:
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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 154 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 627 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 320 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,510 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,850 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 771 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 979 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 47.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 69.8%

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