Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2019

Oct 25, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was tough dry fly fishing.  The wind and sunshine kept the bugs and fish sporadic.  Nymphing and swinging wets were definitely the better methods.  Swinging caddis pupas seemed to work well mid afternoon.  A few fish were landed blind casting caddis and isonychias in the riffles and foam lines but you had to wait for the wind gusts to lie down.  Today looks better with overcast sky, wind light and variable, and a chance of a shower.  the air temp should get close to 60 degrees so overall it looks like a good fishing day.

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:

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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 52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 341 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,700 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 543 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 655 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 69.9%


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