Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 326 cfs as of 8 am this morning.  It has been dropping around 100 cfs each hour but should settle in by mid morning.  It will take a while for the water levels to drop on the lower West and Mainstem.  The East Branch release has also been cut leaving a flow of 259 cfs at Downsville.  There is no projected release from Lake Wallenpaupack.  We do have some rain and possible snow in the higher elevations over the next couple of days.  Day time air temperatures will be in the 40’s and possibly even in the 50’s on the weekend.  The lower water may concentrate the small blue winged olives on the West and East.  There are still a couple of isonychias around too.  Wet fly and nymph fishing should pick up and streamers have still been effective.

 

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 434 cfs
58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 885 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 337 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 413 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,630 cfs
48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 66 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 910 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 124 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 32.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 63.8%

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