Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2019

Oct 26, 2019 Comments Off by

The flows throughout the system have dropped slightly but overall they’re about the same as yesterday.  We’re at great levels for wading and good levels for floating on the lower East Branch and Main Stem.  We’ll have a mix of clouds and sun with the air temp reaching 58 degrees.  Wind will not be a factor today.  Yesterday fished well with our normal fall small olives, caddis, and isonychias.  Fish were eating the small olives in the slow foam lines but you could talk them into coming up for the bigger flies. Nymphing has been productive during the day before the hatches.  Swinging flies just under the surface also brought some fish to the net.  The rain should hold off until close to midnight.  We should wake up to a steady rain in the morning lasting most of the day.


Ed with a nice WB rainbow yesterday.  Ron Reedy photo

Ed with a nice WB rainbow yesterday. Ron Reedy photo

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 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 320 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 239 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 488 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 580 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 69.9%


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