Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2019

Oct 27, 2019 Comments Off by

The rain started last night but so far the river flows have stayed steady.  We should see around 1/2″ fall today with the rain finally quitting around 4 pm.  The wind won’t be a lot of fun at 10 – 15 mph from the South but that should also taper off in the afternoon.  The one bonus is the air temp hitting 63 degrees today.  Find a wind protected corner and it could actually fish today.  It’s going to come down to the runoff from the rain and the wind.  Nymphing, swinging wets, and streamers will likely be the best options.  Check the river gauge links below for the latest information.  If the rain does catch up to the flows and we dramatic changes we’ll do a mid day update.

Yesterday should have fished better but the sun shined through a bit more than forecasted.  There were some olives and people landed some fish in the slow sections but nymphing was definitely the better option.

 

 

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:  http://www.eregulations.com/newyork/fishing/delaware-county/

Hatching:
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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 154 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 306 cfs 51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 229 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,400 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 448 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 550 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 69.9%

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