Delaware River Report / Conditions October 29, 2017

Oct 29, 2017 Comments Off by

We were defeated by the wind.  There were good numbers of isonychia spinners gathering on the West Branch last night.  They were going to fall.  Fish were going to eat.  One good gust of wind and they went back to the trees.  The wind was tough and overall it would have been a good day to nymph or swing wets.  There were enough bugs out that there was a shot at dry fly fishing if you found a protected area.  The bushes are still full of caddis and the olives will hang around for a while still.  It looks like we are all getting the same storm today.  It looks like it’ll be off the a slow start and building towards the afternoon.  Hopefully there is a window to fish  before the wind and rain come later.

Hatching:
Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 184 cfs
59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 232 cfs
58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 86 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 337 cfs
52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 693 cfs
54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 186 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 150 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 64 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 77.1%

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