Delaware River Report / Conditions October 30, 2019

Oct 30, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday ended up being a good day on the water.  Fewer bugs than the day before but there were enough olives, caddis, and isonychias to get the fish to eat occasionally in the riffles.  If you saw one pop you could target they were pretty willing to eat on top.  Today looks pretty similar to yesterday with good cloud cover, 64 degrees, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.  We have some rain coming but that should hold off until after dark with more coming tomorrow during the day.

 

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 404 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 301 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,670 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,210 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 705 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 732 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 50.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 70.4%

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