Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2016

Oct 25, 2016 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonville is 910 cfs.  The release from Pepacton has been increased this morning and the flow at Downsville is now 478 cfs.  The Beaverkill is slowing dropping back as the runoff subsides but it’s really cool to see the East Branch flow at Fishs Eddy at 644 cfs this morning.  People have found some fish on the lower EB over the last few weeks so it may be worth a look.  We’ll have some wind to deal with again today but if you can get in a calm area there have been a mix of olives hatching with a few isonychias still.  Streamers have definitely been the most productive method followed by nymphing.  Air temperatures will be in the 40’s today with light rain / heavy mist at times.  Some of the higher elevations may see a quick snow shower but so far we haven’t seen a flake in the lower elevations along the river.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 872 cfs
59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 536 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 644 cfs
45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,720 cfs
51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 73 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 910 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 33.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 64.4%

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