Delaware River Report / Conditions October 3, 2017

Oct 03, 2017 No Comments by

Today looks like it will be a carbon copy of yesterday.  Starting off cool with decent fog giving way to sunshine and warm temperatures.  Kind of a pleasant Fall day ahead of us.  There are a few people out throwing streamers early trying to beat the sun.  You will find some willing fish once the fog burns off but it it has been better in low light conditions.  We have decent water temperatures throughout the system so if you want to nymph lower water with more seams and structure the Mainstem and lower East are solid options now.  The West is still running high but there are spots good for wading depending on your comfort level.  Olives are still our mainstay with some cahill / stenos, hebes, and isonychias.  Dry dropper combos can be deadly in some of the riffles.  We should have more clouds moving through tomorrow setting us up for a good weather weekend with light rain and overcast skies.

 

Hatching:

Slate Drake #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer SulphursStenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,200 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,330 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 84 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 213 cfs
55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,550 cfs
54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 82 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,303 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 51 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 63.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80%

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