Delaware River Report / Conditions October 31, 2019

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October 31st marks the end of our daily reports until April 1st.  Since the rivers are still fishing we’ll do some sporadic reports in November if the conditions change dramatically.  We’ll definitely do a report tomorrow morning after the rain Wunderground has in the forecast today and tonight.  We may see 2″ of rain by tomorrow morning with most of it falling tonight.  Click on the gauge links below to see the latest flows.  We have a light rain that started last night and is still falling.  So far the river flows have only increased slightly.  The air temp will hit a crazy 69 degrees today with wind 10 – 20 from the South.  Today is going to be tough out there in the wind.  Yesterday fished well.  Not a lot of bugs hatching.  Just a few isonychias and olives.  The bushes are still full of caddis.  We found good fishing blind casting isonychias and covering slash rises in riffles.  Water temps are great so the fish are still in their normal lies.

Every Thursday for next four weeks we will list a limited 4 dozen run of a new fly in our online store.  One new pattern each week.  These are patterns we think are cool, don’t have room in the shop bins for, or are just playing around with and haven’t decided on them yet.  We’re starting with a large, dark Isonychia.  We fish these in May not long after the Hendrickson hatch end.  This is definitely a pattern we’ve been fishing a while to match the dark gray isos.  A #12-2xl hook with Charcoal Spectrumized dubbing and a black rib.  Click here to see it in the store

If there are any patterns you’ d like to see send us an email and we’ll see what we can do.  Flies are addicting…

 

A darker Isonychia to cover the large, dark ones we find in May

A darker Isonychia to cover the large, dark ones we find in May

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:
Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

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 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 423 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 310 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,600 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,060 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 777 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 773 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 51.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 70.7%

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