Delaware River Report / Conditions October 23, 2020

Oct 23, 2020 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville was micro adjusted down but not enough to make a difference.  The flow at Stilesville is 915 cfs.  Today looks like the last unseasonably warm day for a while at 70 degrees.  Tomorrow will feel like a more normal October in the high 50’s.  We’re still seeing a few heptagenia and isonychias but it mostly the small olives bringing the fish to net.  There are still a lot of caddis in the bushes and a few are hitting the water but that’s luck.  Nymphing and streamers should be the best bets early and then the olives in the slow pools in the afternoon.  Wind will be 7 mph with gusts to 12 so try to find a protected area in the afternoon.


An olive eater from yesterday

An olive eater from yesterday

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 915 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,120 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 92 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 181 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,330 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 135 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 101 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 44.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.2%







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