Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2020

Oct 24, 2020 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville was not changed overnight so the flow at Stilesville is still 915 cfs.  Today will be cooler with the air temp reaching 60 degrees.  The wind does not sound awesome at 12 mph from the North gusting to 20 mph.  If we’re lucky the gusts are spaced out and the fish will have time to get on the little olives in the afternoon.  Otherwise nymphs and streamers will be your best bets.  We’re settling into normal October weather and will have some nights in the 30’s this week.

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
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,120 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 90 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 178 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,320 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 131 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 96 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 43.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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