Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2019

Oct 24, 2019 Comments Off by

The flows throughout the system are still dropping slowly as the runoff subsides.  Fish were landed yesterday mostly on nymphs and dries blind casted along seams.  We have a light frost on the ground this morning but will hit 65 degrees this afternoon.  The sunshine will feel good out there too.  Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the South but should drop  back in the late afternoon.  We should see some clouds for the weekend with some possible rain on Sunday.  Have your caddis ready in case they come out of the bushes today.  Small olives and #14 isonychias should round out your selection.

 

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 153 cfs 51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 400 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 276 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,160 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 676 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 847 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 47.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 69.4%

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