Delaware River Report / Conditions October 29, 2019

Oct 29, 2019 Comments Off by

We have a light rain falling this morning- almost a heavy mist.  It’s not going to amount to anything but we should keep the cloud cover all day.  It’s a warm 50 degrees this morning too.  The air temp will climb close to 60 degrees today with wind 5 – 10 from the South.  The river flows are continuing to drop slowly as the runoff subsides.  Overall it looks like a good day to be on the water.  Yesterday was sunny in the afternoon so the olive hatch was light but the isonychias and caddis made an appearance in some riffles bringing fish to the surface.

 

Samantha Dennis with a rainbow yesterday

Samantha Dennis with a rainbow yesterday

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 155 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 448 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 331 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,660 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 825 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 816 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 69.9%

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