Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2018

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We have some light rain coming down this morning but that should pick up as the day goes on.  We should see around .75″ today with a little less than .25″ coming overnight.  Some of the higher elevations may see a bit of snow or ice but we should be fine along the river with the air temp staying in the high 30’s.  The rain will likely bring the river flows up below the feeder streams so keep that in mind if you are out there.  Streamers will likely be your best bet today.  Vary the retrieve and pattern until you start hitting fish.    The West Branch is still coming out of Cannonsville off color.  The other rivers are starting clear but may color up from the rain by mid afternoon.  Bring some olives and caddis patterns just in case but concentrate on the streamers.

The Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinhopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,640 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 805 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,320 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 381 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 528 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%

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