Delaware River Report / Conditions October 31, 2020

Oct 31, 2020 Comments Off by

This is our last daily post for the season.  We will resume again April 1st.  In the meantime starting tomorrow we will be posting weekly limited run fly patterns at least through November.  Same as last Winter.

It’s a cold 27 degrees this morning but we should warm up to 44 by the afternoon.  At least we’ll have some sunshine mixed it today.  The runoff is still filtering through the system but the rivers are dropping.  The release from Cannonsville is around 150 cfs and the flow at Hale Eddy is just over 500 cfs.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  We should see some olives in the afternoon once the water temps climb a bit.  Otherwise nymphing or small streamers should work well to start the day.  It looks like the weather will be back and forth this week but it should fish if you choose the warm days with little wind.




There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 148 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 526 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 347 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,470 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,840 cfs 44°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 803 cfs 40°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 325 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 866 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 41%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 70.1%


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